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Take Metro-North and NJ Transit to MetLife Stadium
for Football Games and Select Events
 

Customers can take Metro-North to MetLife Stadium for football games and select events.

  1. Take a regularly scheduled Metro-North train to Grand Central Terminal.
  2. Upon arrival at Grand Central Terminal, take the subway (purchase a MetroCard separately), or walk (about 20 minutes) to Penn Station, located at 7th Avenue and West 34th Street. The most direct subway route is 42nd Street Shuttle to Times Square, then the downtown one stop to 34 St. Penn Station.
  3. At Penn Station, proceed to New Jersey Transit's (NJ TRANSIT) upper-or lower-level concourses to hop aboard a NJ TRANSIT train to Secaucus Junction (SEC), about a 12-minute ride. Check NJ TRANSIT monitors for track assignments for trains to "SEC" or listen for announcements.
  4. At Secaucus Junction, show your rail ticket at the gate and then follow the signs to the lower level for the short train shuttle ride to the Stadium. Train shuttle service will run frequently starting approximately three hours before each game and up to two hours after the game. Train shuttle service from Secaucus to Meadowlands varies for other events such as concerts. Please verify your itinerary at njtransit.com/meadowlands for schedules to Meadowlands from New York Penn Station or Secaucus Junction (SEC). Visit njtransit.com/meadowlands for more info.

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Buying Train Tickets
from any Metro-North Railroad Station to the Meadowlands Station

Metro-North customers can purchase tickets to the "Meadowlands" Station, which are valid for travel on both Metro-North and (NJ TRANSIT) for all Giants and Jets home games and select events. Visit mta.info/mnr or njtransit.com/meadowlands for full Meadowlands service listings.

At Ticket Machine or Ticket Office:
Purchase a round-trip joint ticket to the "Meadowlands" Station for off-peak travel. Price is standard Metro-North fare plus $11.00 for round-trip NJ TRANSIT portion of travel. NJ TRANSIT does not sell the joint ticket, therefore we recommend round-trip purchases.

Metro-North one-way and round-trip tickets are valid for 60 days. Be sure to allow time to purchase tickets before boarding. Tickets are refundable up to 60 days from date of sale and are subject to a $10 processing fee per transaction.

Tickets Purchasing Tips
Traveling often or with family or friends?

Purchase an Off-Peak Ten-Trip to the Meadowlands, good for 10 One-Way rides. You’ll save an additional 15% on the Metro-North portion. Tickets are valid for six months and can be shared by up to five adults Round-Trip.

Traveling with the kids?
You can’t beat our Family Fare: children under 12 years of age ride for only $1.00 each way Off-Peak all the way to the Meadowlands Station. Up to four children may travel with each fare-paying adult on the Metro-North, up to two on NJ TRANSIT.*

Special Senior Fares
Customers age 65 and over should purchase Metro-North Reduced Fare tickets. Reduced-Fare tickets to the Meadowlands include the NJ TRANSIT fare of $4.90 for Round-Trip tickets.*

Already have a Metro-North ticket?
At Penn Station, purchase a NJ TRANSIT ticket to the Meadowlands at NJ TRANSIT ticket windows or ticket machines before boarding. Monthly & Weekly ticket holders should purchase NJ TRANSIT tickets to Meadowlands before boarding NJ TRANSIT trains (TIP: use machines in NJ TRANSIT waiting area). You can also buy train tickets with MyTix, a feature of the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App, or purchase your tickets from Penn Station New York online at njtransit.com/meadowlands

NJ TRANSIT Ticket Rules
Customers must have either a joint Metro-North/NJ TRANSIT ticket to the Meadowlands or a NJ TRANSIT-only ticket from New York Penn Station to the Meadowlands before boarding NJ TRANSIT trains at Penn Station. NJ TRANSIT train crews check tickets on-board trains. Customers without tickets from Penn Station to the Meadowlands will have to purchase them on board NJ TRANSIT trains and be subject to the $5 additional fee or purchase a New York Penn Station-to-Meadowlands ticket at a Secaucus TVM prior to entering the station or going through NJ TRANSIT fare gates.

  *   Weekends - NJ TRANSIT has a supersaver fare in effect; up to two children per adult ride for free. If one adult is traveling with
      more than 2 children on weekends, they must purchase extra child tickets at NJ TRANSIT windows or ticket machines.

  *   Weekdays - purchase NJ TRANSIT tickets separately for all children at NJ TRANSIT windows or ticket machines.

Children under 5
Up to three children ride free with each adult.

See more Metro-North Railroad Ticket Information or call our Customer Service Center.

Home Games/Major Event Schedule -
Service and tickets are good for these dates:
Date Event Time
Sunday, September 9, 2018 Giants vs. Jaguars 1:00pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018 Jets vs. Dolphins 1:00pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Giants vs. Saints 4:25pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 Jets vs. Broncos 1:00pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Giants vs. Eagles 8:20pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Jets vs. Colts 1:00pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018 Jets vs. Vikings 1:00pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Giants vs. Redskins 1:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 Jets vs. Bills 1:00pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018 Giants vs. Buccaneers 1:00pm
Sunday, November 25, 2018 Jets vs. Patriots 1:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 Giants vs. Bears 1:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 Jets vs. Texans TBD
Sunday, December 16, 2018 Giants vs. Titans 1:00pm
Sunday, December 23, 2018 Jets vs. Packers 1:00pm
Sunday, December 30, 2018 Giants vs. Cowboys 1:00pm

The National Football League has implemented flexible scheduling from October 7 through December 30 of the regular season – times are subject to change. Please check JETS and/or GIANTS websites for updates.

   

Travel Tips

  • Buy Round-Trip tickets to the Meadowlands (Metro-North/NJ TRANSIT) in advance; select “To Another Station” and then “M” for Meadowlands at Metro-North ticket machines at your home station. Meadowlands tickets are not sold on-board, or from Grand Central Terminal.
  • Plan your travel time accordingly; trains are not direct connections. Allow at least 30 minutes from Grand Central Terminal to Penn Station.
  • Remember to take your tickets when changing trains.
  • MetLife Stadium does not allow coolers or any oversized containers on their property.
  • MTA eTix are not valid for travel to or from the Meadowlands

Metlife Stadium - Rules & Regulations/Policies:

Carry-In Policy
Guests are welcome to carry-in the following items into MetLife Stadium:

  • Clear bags that are 12” x 6” x 12” or less in size (1 bag per person)
  • Non-clear, small purses/handbags (clutch-type bags) that are 4.5” x 6.5” or less in size (1 per person) Please see the Metlife Stadium Bag Policy
  • Food of any kind that is contained in a clear plastic bag
  • Factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water or soft drinks that are 20 oz. or less in size (caps will be removed by Safety Services team members)
  • Still-photography cameras with a lens that is 6" or less in length not contained in a case
  • Hand-carried jackets, blankets, or other items, which will be patted down or searched
  • Official national flags that can reasonably be hand-held by a single person and do not obstruct the view of other guests (no sticks or poles)

All bags and other permissible items will be subject to multiple screenings prior to entering MetLife Stadium.

The following items are not permitted to be carried into MetLife Stadium:

  • Any type of bag or purse that does not fit within the event day bag policy
  • Any type of non-clear bag exceeding 4.5” x 6.5” in size including purses/handbags, camera or binocular cases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, and briefcases/computer bags
  • Seat cushions of any size except those for medical needs
  • Glass bottles, cans, coolers of any kind, thermoses or ice chests
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Banners, signs or flags of any size
  • Flags that are not the official flag of a country, ones that are displayed on a stick or a pole or cannot reasonably be hand-held by a single person
  • Umbrellas, strollers, laser pointers, and balls of any kind including full-sized footballs
  • Single purpose video cameras or still-photography cameras with a lens longer than 6"
  • Weapons, any item that may be used as a projectile or one that is deemed dangerous by Stadium management
  • Any animal with the exception of a service animal
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate by Stadium management


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