The New York Jets are one of the two major American football teams that New York has to offer. The atmosphere at New York Jets games are sensational – and going to a game should be on the sports to-do list of every fan of American football. This guide will give you information about the organization and most importantly how to get NY Jets tickets.
Football season starts in September and finishes in early February with the world-renown Super Bowl. Preseason begins in August and typically has the two New Yorker football clubs play against each other. If the New York Jets don’t have a home game during your stay in New York, check the game schedule of the New York Giants. Since both NFL teams share the MetLife Stadium through a special arrangement, the probability of one of them playing there is pretty high!
Coronavirus 2020 and the NFL
The coronavirus is currently spreading throughout the world and professional sports have been postponed or canceled. Fortunately for the NFL and the NY Jets, it’s their off-season. However, the off-season is when players train and prepare for the upcoming season. But without access to fields, gyms, and very crucial team meetings, it will take players a while to get back into playing shape. The NFL draft will still be held on April 23-25th and the draft usually draws a big crowd. Because of current restrictions, this year’s draft will be held remotely, and virtually As of right now, it seems like the NFL regular season is still on schedule, but obviously this situation is always changing. Hopefully, everything will be close to normal come September so you can experience the NY Jets atmosphere.
NY Jets Tickets & Best Seats
In my opinion, the best seats are the ones in the 200’s sections. But the seats in the 300’s sections also offer tremendous views of the football field! Prices for tickets start very low but easily go into the $200-300 price range and up. MetLife Stadium also offers jumbotrons so people can see instant replays.
About MetLife Stadium
The official home of the New York Jets is the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Not only is the structure impressive, but the atmosphere inside is also really incredible. Although the stadium is located in New Jersey – getting there from Manhattan is easy and accessible.
How to get to MetLife Stadium
The stadium of the New York Jets is exceptionally well connected to public transportation options – and you can get from Manhattan to the front steps of the stadium within 45 minutes! The best ways to get to the stadium are by bus or by train. Both options are ideal for big events like this. There will definitely be a huge crowd so you won’t get lost. Just follow the sea of people wearing Jets green.
1. Getting there by train
From Penn Station (located at 34th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan) you first take NJ Transit heading in the direction of Secaucus, New Jersey (you can get to Penn Station with the subway lines 1 2 3 and A C E ). You can buy tickets directly at the counter. The train ride takes 10 minutes and then you have to get out (along with thousands of other fans!) at “Secaucus” station. The official name of the station is “Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station”.
From there, you want to transfer and onto the next train to the Meadowlands Rail Station. This train ride also takes only 10 minutes. Trains leave at regular intervals to get all the fans to the stadium. Once you arrive at Meadowlands Rail Station, you find yourself directly in front of the stadium! Starting at approx. 3 1/2 hours before game time, trains run every 10 to 20 minutes. During the game, when most people are already in their seats, trains run only every hour or so. Once the game is over, trains are back on the “every-10-minute” schedule. A one-way ticket costs approx. $10.
2. Getting there by bus
With the “351 Meadowlands Express,” you can get from Manhattan Port Authority to the MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex within 1 hour for only $10. The first buses leave approx. 2 1/2 hours before game start – the last ones leave up to 30 minutes after the official game start.
You’ll be better off taking the train!
When should you arrive at the stadium?
For a New York Jets game, you should arrive approx. 90 minutes before the game begins. With so much going on at the stadium, time flies by and you can soak in the fantastic party atmosphere! Before every football game in America, there’s this “pre-game party” called tailgating. People usually bring portable grills where they can cook some food, drink a lot of beer, and also get hyped for the upcoming game. It’s a tradition here in the US and can be more exciting than the game itself. The singing of the national anthem is guaranteed to give you goosebumps as well. You will be able to tell by the mood in the stadium that football is truly a national sport that is loved by everyone in the US.
NY Jets FAQ
When do the NY Jets play?
Football season starts in September after pre-season in August. The Jets will play throughout the winter and the better they are, the longer they play. The last possible game is the Super Bowl which determines the NFL champion. To see all upcoming games, take a look at the current NY Jets schedule.
Where do the NY Jets play?
The NY Jets play at MetLife Stadium, New Jersey. It’s well connected to Manhattan so you won’t have trouble getting there. You can expect 2-3 NY Jets home games a month. If there is none during your trip, chances are that you can see the NY Giants instead.
How much are Jets tickets?
NY Jets tickets can be as cheap at $10. These tickets will not offer you the best views, so a good ticket should cost about $60-70 on average.
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