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MetLife Stadium Events

1 MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, NJ 7073 US

MetLife Stadium

Capacity: 82,500

Home Teams: New York Giants (NFL), New York Jets (NFL)

MetLife Stadium Events

MetLife Stadium is one of just three professional sports venues in Canada and the United States to be home to multiple teams from the same league (the other two are both in Los Angeles: Arena, home to the Clippers and Lakers of the NBA, and SoFi Stadium, home to the Rams and Chargers of the NFL). The twin tenants of MetLife Stadium, the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets, have shared a stadium since 1984. There is not as much of a rivalry as you might think, though, as the two play in separate conferences, meaning that they only meet once every four years in inter-conference matchups (they could meet in the Super Bowl, but no one is holding their breath for that to happen any time soon). The rivalry between the teams is sometimes compared to that of the Yankees and Mets, with the Giants being historically stronger. When they do play one another, the game is referred to mockingly as “the shortest road trip in the league” for obvious reasons, with the idea of a home team rendered somewhat ridiculous. Adding to this air of mild amusement is the fact that MetLife Stadium is not even in New York state, let alone New York City, but rather in New Jersey. Along with all regular season and playoff Giants and New York Jets home games, MetLife Stadium plays host to a packed calendar of NCAA college football games, big concerts, outdoor hockey games, and international soccer matches. The venue has been chosen as one of the American venues for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Visitors who arrive hungry at MetLife Stadium will soon find something delicious to snack on, with everything from braised pork and corned beef sandwiches to gyros and dumplings. Kiosks and shops throughout the stadium hawk team and event merchandise, particularly in the colors of its two NFL teams.

MetLife Stadium Seating Chart

MetLife Stadium is the largest venue in the NFL by most measures and thus provides a wealth of seating options to visitors. Premium seating includes VIP rooms and club seats with state-of-the-art amenities. The rest of the stadium contains a wide range of general seating, with seats available at mid-range as well as cheaper prices to match every preference and budget. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, even way up in the nosebleeds. Check TicketX for all available tickets to games or events at MetLife Stadium and use our handy seating chart to map out different seating options.

Getting to MetLife Stadium (Transportation and Parking)

Visitors can access MetLife Stadium via public transportation or driving their own vehicle. Note that the stadium is not located in New York (state, even…) but rather across the Hudson in the Meadowlands neighborhood of New Jersey.

Getting to MetLife Stadium via public transportation

Special NJ transit trains run directly to MetLife Stadium for events and games with expected attendances over 50,000. Other local rail and bus services also offer access to the venue. It is best to purchase a return ticket in advance. Visit the official MetLife Stadium website for full details on public transportation. Taxis or rideshares can also get you to the venue.

Getting to MetLife Stadium by car

It is possible to drive your own vehicle to MetLife Stadium, but be prepared for the infamous traffic of the region, particularly on bridges or in tunnels. Things also tend to clog up around the stadium during big games and events. Budget plenty of time to avoid disappointment. MetLife Stadium’s official website has maps and clear driving directions.

Does MetLife Stadium have on-site parking?

There is ample parking near MetLife Stadium which requires a parking permit. Fans can purchase these prepaid permits when they buy their tickets to an NFL game. Those without parking permits can park at the off-site lot at 20 Murray Hill Parkway, East Rutherford. Visit MetLife Stadium’s official website for more details on parking, including on how to book your prepaid parking spot.

How much does MetLife Stadium parking cost?

Parking at MetLife Stadium costs $40 for normal cars and more for larger vehicles. The off-site overflow lot charges $55. MetLife Stadium’s official website has advice on parking rates. Events other than NFL games do not generally require guests to purchase parking permits, though you should confirm that this is the case well in advance of your event.