MetLife Stadium is an open-air multi-purpose stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The stadium opened on April 10th, 2010, replacing Giants Stadium and serves as the home for the New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). The maximum capacity of the MetLife Stadium is 82,500 seats making it one of the largest stadiums in the NFL.

Construction of MetLife Stadium began on September 5th, 2007, and it opened on April 10th, 2010. At an approximate cost of $1.6 billion, it was the most expensive stadium built in the United States at the time of its completion.

MetLife Stadium is one of only two NFL stadiums shared by two teams. Ten giant HD-ready light emitting diode (LED) pylons, located at the north, south, east, and west entrances, display videos of the team currently in-house. The stadium includes a total of four locker rooms: one each for the Giants and Jets, as well as two for visiting teams.

New York Giants Met Life Stadium
New York Mets

How to Get to New York City

The nearest international airport to MetLife Stadium Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is about 13 miles away. There are direct flights from London to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The flight time is approximately 9 hours and 35 minutes, and the distance is 3475 miles.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from the area, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

NJ Transit operates the Meadowlands Rail Service for events with anticipated attendance above 50,000. The Meadowlands Rail Service delivers guests directly to the front door of MetLife Stadium. From Penn Station in New York City, guests can board an NJ Transit train to Secaucus Junction where they can connect to the Meadowlands Rail Line. Coach USA also provides the 351 Meadowlands Express bus service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City to MetLife Stadium.

Apps such as Moovit are useful to get directions using public transportation and Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft also operate in the vicinity.

Staying in New York City

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

There are several hotels in the area surrounding MetLife Stadium. Some options include the Hilton Meadowlands, which is about 0.5 miles away from the stadium or Hampton Inn Carlstadt-At the Meadowlands, which is 0.6 miles away from the stadium. You could also consider staying in nearby neighbourhoods such as Secaucus or East Rutherford. If you prefer to stay in New York City, you can take public transportation to the stadium from Manhattan.

New York Giants Tickets

The New York Giants sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

Ticketmaster is the official ticket outlet for the NFL.

For most teams, Ticketmaster sells tickets on behalf of the team and resells tickets on behalf of ticket sellers. You can tell the difference on the site as the Blue dots are tickets from the team themselves, and the pink dots are from verified sellers.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown may have further selling platform fees added, so take time to read my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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