Metlife Stadium Guide

A quick guide to one of the NFL’s biggest stadiums.
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Heading to Metlife Stadium? Here’s a rundown of things you need to know before your visit.

General Info

Opened in 2010, Metlife Stadium was built to replace the original Giants Stadium. It is one of the largest stadiums in the NFL and was the first cold-weather stadium to host the NFL championship game in 2014.

Metlife Stadium Capacity

82,500

Who plays at Metlife Stadium?

Both the New York Giants and New York Jets play at Metlife Stadium, making it the only stadium in the country that is home to two NFL teams. At night, the stadium lights reflect which team is playing – blue for the Giants and green for the Jets.

It’s also a venue for concerts and special events, hosting thousands of acts and sporting events from Lady Gaga to WrestleMania.

Buying Tickets

Tickets can be purchased directly from the official stadium website or the NFL website. You can also take advantage of special AAA member discounts on NFL games with AAA Tickets.

Check out all the MetLife stadium seating options with the stadium’s interactive map.

Digital tickets are the only acceptable method of entry; your phone is your ticket in. Download your team’s official app to manage tickets. To further reduce touch points, MetLife stadium is a completely cashless venue; reverse ATMS are available throughout the stadium if needed.

Metlife Stadium Bag Policy

Before you go, note that the Metlife Stadium bag policy states that each fan is allowed to bring in only one small clear bag 12 by 6 by 12 inches or less, a small purse/clutch-type handbag no larger than 4.5 by 6.5 inches or a 1 gallon plastic freezer bag. All permissible carry-in items are subject to screenings upon entering.

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Directions and Parking

Where is Metlife Stadium?

East Rutherford, N.J.

Directions to Metlife Stadium

Detailed driving directions, public transportation options and more are available on the Metlife Stadium website.

Metlife Stadium Parking

  • Stadium lots are open five hours prior to the game and close two hours after.
  • Prepaid parking permits are required for all NFL game days and must be printed prior to your arrival. Mobile parking passes are not accepted.
  • Shuttle buses are provided for ticket holders who park farther from the stadium than they’d like to walk.
  • For those without prepaid permits, an off-site lot at 20 Murray Holl Parkway costs $40. Check the “know before you go” section of the stadium’s website ahead of the game to make sure it’s open.

How Much Is Parking?

Prepaid parking can be selected as an “add-on” when purchasing your game tickets.

For NFL games, parking prices range from $10-$40 depending on the lot. For non-NFL events it’s $40 per car (subject to change).

Tailgating

Unless designated otherwise, tailgating is permitted in all Metlife Stadium parking lots. Please be respectful of the stadium’s tailgating guidelines.

Metlife Stadium Food

All the stadium foods you crave are here! Hot dogs, Bubba burgers, pretzels, pizza and deli sandwiches are available on the every level.

Switch it up a little with fried clams from Boardwalk Fryer, a spicy chicken sandwich from Fat Rooster or a meatball sandwich from Nonna Fusco’s Kitchen.

Vegetarian, gluten-free and kosher options can also be found throughout the stadium.  

Hotels Near Metlife Stadium

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Have any additional tips or questions about visiting Metlife Stadium? Share them in the comments below.

For stadium guides, tailgating essentials and more, check out the Your AAA Northeast Football Guide.

Featured image: MetLife Stadium at dusk” by gargudojr is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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