The New York Jets are one of the two major American football teams that reside in New York. What Jets are famous for is the amazing atmosphere at the games. It’s one of the oldest and most legendary teams in the NFL Visiting a game should be on the sports to-do list of every fan of American football. This guide will give you all the information you need and, most importantly, show you how to get New York Jets tickets.
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Football season starts in September and finishes in early February, culminating in the grand final, the Super Bowl. Preseason begins in August and typically has the two New Yorker football clubs play against each other in the (NFC) Eastern Division. If you can’t get New York Jets tickets during your stay, because they don’t have a home game, 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 during your stay is pretty high!
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 fantastic views of the football pitch! Prices for tickets start very low but easily go into the $200-300 price range and higher. MetLife Stadium also has jumbotrons, huge screens, so people can see instant replays, which is really neat.
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, don’t be alarmed. Getting there from Manhattan is easy, fast and accessible.
How to get to MetLife Stadium
You can get to the New York Jets stadium very easily by all modes of public transport. Basically, if you travel from Downtown Manhattan, it will likely take you around 45 minutes to arrive at the stadium. In my opinion, that’s totally acceptable. The best ways to get to the stadium are by either bus or train. Both options work well, but I do prefer the train. There will definitely be a huge crowd, so you won’t get lost. All you need to do is follow the sea of people wearing the iconic Jets green. You don’t want to drive there with your car. It will take ages to get back into the city.
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 does really fly, so make the most of it and also soak in the fun atmosphere before the game! Before every football game in America, there’s this “pregame 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, truth be told, it can even be more exciting than the match itself. The singing of the national anthem is guaranteed to give you goosebumps as well. Catching an NFL game will make you realize that football truly is the nation’s favorite sport. I am sorry, Baseball.
NY Jets FAQ
When do the NY Jets play?
Football season starts in September after preseason 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. Okay, the Jets haven’t been in one of those for a very long time, but who knows… 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 isn’t one happeing 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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