Are you interested in seeing a live NFL football game in New York? We’ve gathered all the information you need if you want to go to a football game while visiting NYC.
New York actually has two teams, New York Giants, and New York Jets. Both teams play at the same arena in New Jersey called the MetLife Stadium. The football season is every year between September and January.
It’s a great experience seeing a live football game in New York. Even if you don’t follow the sport or know the rules you can still enjoy the excitement from the fans in the arena.
New York Giants
Tickets to the New York Giants can get sold out quickly so don’t wait too long to get your tickets, especially the more affordable ones.
The New York Giants was founded in 1925 and is one of the oldest football teams in the country. They have won the Super Bowls four times, the last time in 2012.
New York Jets
The New York Jets was first called Titans of New York when they were founded in 1959. They changed the name of the team to The New York Jets when they were sold in 1968. The New York Jets has won the Super Bowl one time, in 1969.
You can buy tickets to a football game in New York through ticketmaster, stubhub and seatgeek. There is no need to print your tickets before you go, it’s enough to show your ticket on your phone.
Both teams share the same home arena and play at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Here is some helpful information before you go.
When to arrive
I recommend arriving 1-2 hours before the game starts so you have enough time to find your seat, buy food and drinks, and explore some of the stores.
How to get to the MetLife Stadium
The Metlife Stadium is located in New Jersey. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as you think to get there.
The easiest way to get to MetLife Stadium is by train. You can take the train from Penn Station on 34th Street which is located right below Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. From Penn Station, you take the NJ Transit train towards Secaucus, New Jersey where you need to switch to a train that will take you to the MetLife Stadium. If you’re not sure where to go, just ask or follow all the other fans wearing team shirts.
Things you’re not allowed to bring
Remember to not bring the following when going to a football game at MetLife Stadium:
- Selfie sticks
- Large banners
- Camera with a lens larger than 6 inches, drones
- Glass bottles, thermos, coolers
- Clothes with batteries
- Bags larger than 4.5 x 5.6 inches / person
The Super Bowl is an annual final playoff game of the National Football League (NFL). The winner will be the champion. The Super Bowl is something very big in the United States and almost feels like a holiday. It’s popular to have Super Bowl parties where you all watch the game together and eat chicken wings, and pigs in the blanket. The Super Bowl is the most viewed show on TV during the whole year in the country.
Some people have no interest in watching the actual game but enjoy watching all the great and new advertisements or the big halftime show. Some artists who have performed during the halftime show over the years are Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Petters, Shakira, Britney Spears, and The Rolling Stones.