MetLife Stadium is an open air stadium with 4 levels - the Plaza, 100, 200, and 300 Levels. A retractable roof would have been ideal considering New York winters, and a slightly more unique design considering the money spent would've been nice, but it's still a good-looking stadium, the sightlines are pretty great overall, and the concourses are much wider than the old Meadowlands. Club Seats are nothing short of spectacular. From the Coaches Club to Mezzanine Clubs, you definitely get what you pay for - an upscale game day experience.
Food and Drink:
There a few notable concessions stands like New York Delicatessen on the 100 and 300 Levels where you can get a Corned Beef and Pastrami Sandwich or some Killer Turkey Chili. Nathan's Crinkle Cut Fries can be found at any Boardwalk Fryer (also serving up Fried Hot Dogs) or any Brooklyn Custom Grind Burger stand.
There's also some regional dishes to be found. In the mood for a good authentic Italian Meatball? Nonna Fusco's has numerous locations throughout - check our interior map to find where you can grab some. There's also some decent egg and pepper heroes available at numerous specialty stands as well. Surprisingly though, Papa Johns is the available pizza, instead of any authentic NY slices.
There are some specialty options as well like Kosher stands in the West Hall (Plaza Level) and at Sections 121, 309, and 335. Heathy and Gluten Free items are also readily available as you can find Fresh Fruit and Salads at Sections 121, 146, 306, and 330.
In the Coaches Club, you get all-you-can-eat fare included in your very expensive ticket price, as well as a nice climate-controlled lounge. Food offerings include Skirt Steaks, Penne a la Vodka, and Honey Glazed Ham.
As far as drinks go, check out Beers of the World stands located throughout where you can find brews like Beck's, Stella Artois, or Guiness on draft. Head to The Captain Morgan Club at Sec 143 for a full bar. Be warned - no alcohol is sold after Half Time.
As for cost of concessions - we all expect to spend a lot at a game, but some of the price tags on food and beer seemed a little over the top. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Concessions mediocre but stadium and fans are awesome. Decent beer selection.
Open since just 2010, New Meadowlands (whoops, sorry, MetLife) is not only the most expensive built to date, it's also the only NFL stadium shared by 2 teams. It's a 50/50 partnership between the Giants and the Jets, unlike the old Giants stadium in which the Jets were a junior partner. And with over 82,000 seats, it has the highest SEATING capacity of any NFL stadium - including the new Cowboys Stadium, although if you include the standing room capacity it looks like Dallas is the winner. It's also one of the greenest venues - having partnered up with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Part of the Meadowland Complex (MetLife?), it's surrounded by the IZOD Center and Meadowlands Racetrack and is bordered by major roadways including the NJ Turnpike. It's about a 20-30 minute drive from Manhattan on a good day.
Getting There and Parking:
Because of continuing construction, traffic patterns and road accessibility is constantly changing, so we do recommend taking mass transit if possible. Also, the traffic and clarity of where to park is kind of awful. A pre-paid parking permit is required if you're parking at the stadium or IZOD Center sides of the Complex, and prices are only available as a season permit at $250.
You can pay $20 for the surface parking lot next the the Train Station in Secaucus to the South and take the rail service in. (675 New County Road - check our exterior map and the icon will take you to parkfast.com for more info)
There is also Satellite Parking available at 20 Murray Hill Parkway for $25 - it's open 4 hours prior to kickoff but tailgating is not allowed. There's also Redd's Restaurant nearby, which is found on our exterior map. You can park in their lot and take a shuttle to the game for $25. If you want, you can book online at Parkwhiz HERE.
If you do want to tailgate and do not have a season parking pass, you can always try VividSeats or StubHub for single game parking passes within the complex. Most range between $25-$40 dollars. Be prepared to have quite the headache if you do drive, regardless of where you park.
The Meadowlands Rail Line runs on event days between the New Meadowlands Station and Hoboken Terminal via Secaucus Junction, a major interchange station which has connecting service to Penn Station in Manhattan as well as to other New Jersey Transit stations. Trains begin running 3.5 hours before an event and stop up to 2 hours after a game. For more info click HERE.
Be sure to read our Fanzooloo Faves in the "During the Game" section for tips once inside the stadium!
1 MetLife Stadium Dr
East Rutherford ,
New Jersey 07073