■ Parking lots open at 8 a.m. (See Parking FAQ)
■ Will Call opens at 10 a.m. (See Will Call on Stadium Map)
■ Come help us welcome our players and coaches at the Jets Runway starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. The Jets Runway is in the main walkway between Lots F & G beginning at the flagpoles and ending at the MetLife Central Gate. See photo gallery from before the Buffalo game here.
■ Stadium gates open at 11 a.m. and player warmups start at about 12 p.m.
■ Fans are permitted to bring the J-E-T-S flags distributed at the home opener.
■ This week the players will be wearing green jerseys and white pants.
■ Sunday’s National Anthem will be sung by Cara Akselrad.
■ Our halftime will feature the 2013 Ring of Honor Ceremony as we induct #93, defensive lineman Marty Lyons, into the fourth class of inductees. The Ring of Honor halftime ceremony is sponsored by Hess and BankUnited.
ENHANCED PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY
A new carry-in bag policy has been instituted by the NFL for all teams in order to ensure a safe and secure game environment. Make sure you share this information with your family and friends attending the game! 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 (4.5” x 6.5”), 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 nfl.com/allclear.
WHAT’S HAPPENING ON GAMEDAY
■ Help welcome Marty Lyons into the Jets Ring of Honor Class of 2013 during a special halftime induction ceremony. Support a Jets great who played defensive line for the team for 11 seasons and was an integral member of the renowned New York Sack Exchange. Visit newyorkjets.com for more information.
■ Arrive early and don’t miss the special pregame festivities! Head to the gates by 12:15 p.m. to be in your seats for some exciting pregame action including player introductions, new videoboard features, locker room camera, J-E-T-S chant and Aviators Drumline.
■ Come visit our parking lot bean bag toss setup underneath the flagpoles in the corner of Lot G and play a few games during your tailgate.
■ Get an official Gatorade sideline pink Breast Cancer Awareness towel by being one of the first 20 fans to donate to our Jets Play 60 Sports Equipment Drive benefiting Up2Us. 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 beginning at 11 a.m. 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 newyorkjets.com/community.
■ The ESPN New York 98.7FM pregame radio show with Don La Greca and Greg Buttle will be broadcasting live starting at 11 a.m. from a mobile studio located between the MetLife and Verizon Gates.
■ 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 noodles and dumplings) and Tacos Roqueros (fresh-made tacos and burritos).
■ NFL RedZone will be on in-stadium videoboards from gates open through pregame warmups.
■ Share your gameday Tweets using #nyjets for the chance to see yourself on the videoboards.
FREE AND SPECIAL OFFERS
■ All fans will receive a 2013 Ring of Honor poster after the game.
■ $2 bottled water is available with any entrée purchase at all of the following locations: Boardwalk Fryer, Bubba Burger, Papa John’s, Franks, Deli and Lobels.
■ Jets Shop Item of the Week: 20% off all GIII Apparel and Outerwear for Men and Women.
■ Home Food Advantage: Purchase Nonna Fusco’s Italian Roast Pork Sandwich and receive a free bag of Lays Potato Chips. $5 cans of beer are available at the Bud Light Beer Garden and portables located in Sections 106, 118, 133, 144, 201, 226, 305, 332, 330, 346 and MetLife Central.
■ Bud Light Beer Garden: Visit the Bud Light Beer Garden for $5 canned beers. You may enter, exit, and re-enter the Beer Garden through the Bud Light Gate from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
■ MasterCard: Use your New York Jets Debit MasterCard® to purchase one of two Value Meals and pay only $5, a $2 savings — hot dog, chips and a 12-oz. fountain drink available at all Franks stands, or turkey wrap, apple slices and 12-oz. fountain drink available at all Deli locations. Plus, use your New York Jets Debit MasterCard® from Chase at the Jets Shop Flagship Store and get 15% off.
JETS FLIGHT CREW CHEERLEADERS
Meet members of the Flight Crew Cheerleaders from 11:30 a.m.–12:15 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!
■ The Flight Crew Show Team will be performing at the MetLife stage.
■ ESPN Radio
■ Verizon plaza
■ Toyota Coaches Club and Chase Club
JETS FEST ACTIVITIES ON THE PLAZA
■ Gen Jets Kids Zone: Calling all Jets kids! Come play on the inflatable rides, get your face painted for free, draw with sidewalk chalk, and get your free caricature drawing. Visit the Gen Jets Kids Zone area between the Verizon and SAP Gates. The Gen Jets Kids Zone closes 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
■ MetLife Central: Visit MetLife Central on the West Side of the stadium. Test your football skills on The Turf and high-five Snoopy! Stop by from 11:15–11:45 a.m. to meet and greet with Jets alum Aaron Glenn. The Flight Crew Show Team will be performing from 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
■ Pepsi: Enjoy free samples from Pepsi and show your Green & White fandom on the Pepsi green screen.
■ Bud Light: Come listen to great music by Under Pressure at the Bud Light stage. Don’t forget to stop by the Bud Light Beer Garden for $5 canned beers.
■ 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, don’t forget to bring your Verizon coupon to redeem your free Jets/Verizon T-shirt.
■ Dunkin’ Donuts: Enjoy free Jets-themed coffee and donut samples from Dunkin’ Donuts on the inner-loop roadway. Spin the prize wheel for the chance to win $2 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards.
■ Premio: Come watch the sausage eating contest between the MetLife and Verizon Gates. Enjoy live music, giveaways and free samples of Premio’s quality sausages.
■ 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.
■ Papa John’s: Papa John’s will be giving out free coupons to fans at each gate postgame. The offer is valid for 50% off order when the Jets win and/or two large cheese pizzas for $12.99 (available online only).
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.
Make your smart phone the command center for your Jets gameday experience. Download the Free Official Mobile App of the New York Jets to experience:
■ Live in-stadium video from multiple camera angles
■ Replays of every play seconds after it happens from live camera angles in-stadium
■ Live Red Zone Channel to keep up with the action from around the league
■ Real-time statistics and scores from the official NFL stats engine, head-to-head stats of the matchup, player stats, drive-by-drive stats, boxscore and out-of-town scores around the league
Plus, only at the stadium, your Jets App will have an interactive stadium map with searchable concessions stands and amenities and allow you to report any gameday issues.
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