GAMEDAY GUIDE: 8/17 Jets vs. Jaguars

Posted Aug 15, 2013

Green & White football is back! We can’t wait to see you at MetLife Stadium for our first home preseason game of the 2013 season. Saturday night is Kids’ Night, our salute to all our great young fans. To celebrate, we’ll have Jets Fest for Kids, free face painting and fun activities around the plaza.


■ Parking lots open at 2:30 p.m.

■ Will Call opens at 4:30 p.m.

■ Stadium gates open at 5:30 p.m. and player warmups start about 6:30 p.m.

■ National Anthem by Zachary Unger from the Broadway musical “Big Fish”

■ Halftime features the Jets Junior Flight Crew Cheerleaders (ages 7-14)


A new carry-in bag policy has been instituted by the NFL for all teams to ensure a safe and secure game environment. Effective immediately, fans may bring only the following style and size bag into the stadium:

■ Bags that are CLEAR plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” in size.

■ One-gallon clear plastic food storage bag.

■ Small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap — this can be carried separately or within a clear bag.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: all purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, and camera bags. Seat cushions are also prohibited. For more information visit


■ The chant belongs to you.  We want to make sure that we do everything we can to support one of the best and most iconic rituals in all of sports, and we think that this idea is a fun way to do that. Check out the animated Jets Chant.

■ The Marauders, a football team of 10-year-old boys from Bay Shore, Long Island, will be welcoming our players to the field during introductions.

■ In conjunction with USA Football, we have donated 4,000 tickets to youth programs in the tri-state area. Please join us in saluting these future stars when you see them.

Jets Play 60 Sports Equipment Drive benefiting Up2Us: Throughout the preseason and regular season, support our new Jets Play 60 Sports Equipment Drive benefiting Up2Us by donating new and gently used athletic equipment every game between the Pepsi and MetLife Gates. Share your passion for sports and provide a great opportunity for a child to get exercise and Play 60! Up2Us is a nonprofit organization using sports to solve the critical challenges facing America’s children today. For accepted items visit and

■ The ESPN New York 98.7 FM pregame radio show with Don La Greca and Mike Westhoff will be broadcasting live starting at 6:30 p.m. from a mobile studio located between the MetLife and Verizon Gates.

■ Saturday is all about kids. Radio Disney will be in the Gen Jets Kids Zone. Stop by and dance to your favorite songs heard on Radio Disney. Plus, win prizes and play games with the Radio Disney Road Crew team.

■ Visit MetLife Central and enjoy our new Home Food Advantage signature items from Nonna Fusco’s (Italian specialty items), Liberty Sausage (new overstuffed sandwiches), Lucky’s (Asian inspired noodles and dumplings) and Tacos Roqueros (fresh-made tacos and burritos).

■ Connect to the Internet through the all-new JetsFreeWifi hotspot.


Jets Shop Item of the Week: All youth apparel and youth jerseys 20% off!

Home Food Advantage: All candy, originally $5, Saturday $4

Premio: Visit their trailer on the island between the MetLife and Verizon Gates for some free sampling of Premio’s quality sausages.

Planters: The Planters Nutmobile will be on the plaza pregame. Stop by to meet the Planters Peanut and get your free 1 oz. bag of Planters peanuts.

MasterCard: Use your New York Jets Debit MasterCard® from Chase at the Jets Shop Flagship Store and get 15% off.


Meet members of the Flight Crew Cheerleaders from 6–6:45 p.m. at the following locations:

■ Stop by the Jets Flagship Store to pick up the 2013 Jets Flight Crew Calendar and have it signed by members of the Flight Crew!

■ ESPN Radio station between the MetLife and Verizon gates

■ Verizon Stage

■ Gen Jets Kids Zone

■ Toyota Coaches Club and Chase Club


Gen Jets Kids Zone: Calling all Jets kids! Come play on the inflatable rides, get your face painted for free, and check out the inside of a player’s locker. Plus, kids 4-12 can sign up for the all-new, free Gen Jets Kids Club for exclusive access and opportunities. Visit the Gen Jets Kids Zone area between the Verizon and SAP gates.

MetLife Central: Visit MetLife Central on the West Side of the stadium. Test your football skills on The Turf and high-five Snoopy!

Verizon Corner: Stop by the Verizon Studio located on the 100 level in the Verizon Corner to learn how you can get closer to the game with the unrivaled speed of FiOS Quantium℠ and coverage of every NFL game on NFL Mobile. Get hands-on with the latest technology, enter to win official Jets gear and Season Ticket Holders, and don’t forget to bring your Verizon coupon to redeem for your free Jets/Verizon T-shirt.

Toyota: Check out the Toyota vehicle displays on the plaza.

Lexus: See the latest vehicles from Lexus, located on the plaza in front of the West VIP lobby.


We are always on the lookout to keep your gameday safe and tackle bad behavior but we can use your help! To report an issue anonymously on gameday, text the word JETS to 78247 or call the Jets Guest Services Hotline at 201-559-1515.


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