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GAMEDAY GUIDE: 9/7 Jets vs. Raiders

Posted Sep 3, 2014

The regular-season home opener is finally here and we’re counting on you to help kick off the 2014 season on Sunday at 1 p.m. against the Oakland Raiders. The team will be wearing their all-white uniforms and Coach Ryan has asked the fans to wear white gear to WHITEOUT MetLife Stadium. Also, don’t forget to pick up your white rally towel at your gate upon entry.


Parking lots open at 8 a.m. (See Parking FAQ)

Will Call opens at 10 a.m. (See Will Call on Stadium Map)

The player walk is back! 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.

Stadium gates open at 11 a.m., and player warmups start at about noon.

Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

This week the players will be wearing white jerseys and white pants.

National Anthem by Raymond Luke Jr. from Motown the Musical. During the National Anthem there will be a full-field American Flag held by fellow Season Ticket Holders.

Halftime: Junior Flight Crew Performance.

Be sure to cheer along with Derek T., the J-E-T-S chant leader selected in a fan vote. He is located in Section 118.


There is nothing like the excitement of the home opener, and we’re introducing the 2014 team bigger and better than ever.  With the new Jet plane player tunnel, an all-new player intro sequence, and additional pyro, you’ll want to be in your seats early on Sunday to be part of the entire White Out experience!

Get an extra 500 WHITEOUT Jets Rewards bonus points when you attend and scan into the Stadium 30 minutes before kickoff. By coming in 30 minutes early with your Jets Rewards Card you’ll earn 2,000 points before you even get to your seats!

Scan-In Tips: We have created a short video that provides important pointers on how to use your new Jets Rewards Card(s) as you enter MetLife Stadium. Watch it here.

■ You may leave your card in the lanyard holder, or in your wallet, clutch, or other approved bag. The card does not need to be uncovered in order to work.

■ Please scan one card at a time and do not place more than one card in a single lanyard holder or wallet.

■ As soon as you print, forward, or resell a ticket, it is deleted from your Jets Rewards Card and you cannot use your card for entry into that game, but you can still enter the stadium using a print-at-home ticket or mobile device.


MasterCard® Priceless Surprises 10-Game Club: Be sure to use your physical Jets Rewards Card every time you come to the Stadium. It’s the only way to remain eligible for the MasterCard Priceless Surprises 10-Game Club. MasterCard is surprising cardholders who scan in at all 10 2014 season home games — and you could be next!

■ Look for the new Jets Launch Crew, presented by Seasonal World. This fan patrol will be working the parking lots and stands inside the stadium handing out giveaways and shooting T-shirts and giveaways into the crowd.

■ NRG phone charging stations are located around the stadium in the following places: Lexus Club, Sections 235 & 243; Toyota Coaches Club, Section 112; Chase Club, Sections 216 & 209; MetLife 50 Club, Section 139; 300-Level Concourse, Section 345; 100-Level Concourse, Section 118.

■ There will be more street food options such as gyros and wings, and some old favorites will be expanded to the 300 Level and Chase & Lexus Clubs.

■ Have questions about Jets Rewards? Staff will be stationed around the Stadium to answer any questions. The staff members will be located in the following locations: MetLife 50 Plaza, Pepsi Gate, Verizon Gate, SAP Gate, 100-Level adjacent to Captain Morgan Bar, 100-Level behind Section 116, 300-Level near Section 334.


Jets Shop Item of the Week: The White Cap $20 (normally $25).

Home Food Advantage: Nachos with white queso $6 (normally $7).

Free Face Painting: Kids, come get your faces painted for free! Visit us pregame from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in Parking Lot L and the island outside of MetLife Gate. Plus, face painters will be available starting at 11 a.m. at the Gen Jets Kids Zone, in between the Verizon and SAP Corners on the 100-, 200- and 300-Level Concourses and the West and East Side Clubs.

Pig Roast: Come join us for a FREE pig roast before the game in between the MetLife Central and Verizon Gates outside of the plaza between Parking Lots E & F beginning at 11 a.m.

MasterCard Cardholders: 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 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. at the following locations:

■ ESPN Radio Tent

■ MetLife Central


■ Listen for the Aviators during the game. They will be positioned on the field in the Verizon Corner!


Gen Jets Kids Zone: Let’s have some fun! Come play on the inflatable rides, get your face painted for free, meet members from the Jets Flight Crew, draw with sidewalk chalk, blow bubbles and dance with the DJ playing all the fun kid-friendly tunes. Visit the Gen Jets Kids Zone area between the Verizon and SAP Gates. Kids 4-12 can sign up for the free Gen Jets Kids Club for exclusive access, opportunities and a surprise gift!

MetLife Central: Visit MetLife Central on the West Side of the Stadium. Test your football skills on the turf, meet Jets Great Marvin Jones from 11:45am -12:45 and high-five snoopy! The Jets Flight Crew will also be performing at 11:30 a.m.

Moe’s Southwest Grill: Come spin their two prize wheels where fans can win “Moe’s bucks” and other fun prizes located between the MetLife and Verizon Gates.

Pepsi: Come check out the contagious fun with music, games, and 3-D Jets Player Standees for fans to take photos with and share for a chance to win autographed prizes! Just stop by the Pepsi Gate before kickoff!

Toyota: Check out the Toyota vehicle displays on the plaza. Plus, take your #1 pick photo at the Jets podium located just inside the MetLife Gate. Toyota is the official vehicle of the NY Jets.

Lexus: Check out the plaza in front of the West VIP Lobby to see the latest vehicles from Lexus and learn how to enter for a chance to win two (2) Lexus Club tickets and pregame field passes to an upcoming home game.

Verizon: Start your Jets season in the Verizon Studio at MetLife Stadium where you can learn how the combined power of NFL Mobile and FiOS Quantum TV and Internet keeps you connected to the Jets all season long. Season Ticket Holders, don’t forget to bring your Verizon coupon to redeem your free Jets/Verizon T-Shirt in the Verizon Studio!

Bud Light Beer Garden: Come listen to great music by Almost Easy at the Bud Light stage. Don’t forget to stop by the Bud Light Beer Garden for $5 canned beers.

Frito-Lay: Stop by the Tostitos Party Zone to compete in our interactive TD scoring challenge. You can find the PARTY just inside the Pepsi Gate.

Chase: Come visit the Chase locker room located between the Verizon and Pepsi Gates to win great prizes. Show your Chase card on site and you could win Jets experiences like pregame field access and fitness training sessions with Jets coaches.

SAP: Come inside the SAP Gate and get a behind-the-scenes look into fantasy football and its numbers. Hosted by SNY’s Jeané Coakley, who will be joined by a Jets Alumnus starting at 11:30 a.m.

NRG: Head over to NRG’s Powerhouse in the parking lot outside the MetLife Gate to win prizes like Jets sunglasses! Take a photo with the 'NRG selfie' mirror and play the 'NRG Difference Maker' game, don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a VIP experience at the Patriots vs. Jets home game on December 21st. Fans who are interested in using NRG services in their homes can sign-up for the NRG Jets Fan Plan and receive a D'Brickashaw Ferguson signed football and other Jets merchandise!


We are always on the lookout to keep your gameday safe and intercept 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 Service Hotline at 201-559-1515.

UPDATE: You can now bring in and keep the caps on plastic bottles. Just make sure they are factory-sealed soft drinks 20 oz. or less. Stadium staff will review your bottle but not open it. Also, keep the cap when you purchase a non-alcoholic beverage at concessions stands.


The NFL’s carry-in bag policy will be in effect for the 2014 season to ensure a safe and secure game environment. Make sure you share this information with your family and friends attending the game! 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


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 (only in-stadium)

■ Replays of every play seconds after it happens from live camera angles (only in-stadium)

■ Live Red Zone Channel to keep up with the action from around the league (only in-stadium)

■ Real-time statistics and scores from the official NFL stats engine, head-to-head stats of the matchup, player stats, drive-by-drive stats, box score and out-of-town scores around the league are available everywhere

Plus, your Jets App will have an interactive stadium map with searchable concessions stands, amenities and allows you to report any gameday issues.


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·         Pepsi: Come check out the contagious fun with music, games, and 3-D Jets Player Standees for fans to take photos with and share for a chance to win autographed prizes! Just stop by the Pepsi Gate before kickoff!

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