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GAMEDAY GUIDE: 11/26 Jets vs. Panthers

Jets Host the Panthers for the Annual Salute to Service Game


This Sunday we host the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. The game is presented by Verizon. Join us as we welcome and honor the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces with our annual Salute to Service game. Make sure you are in your seats early for special pregame celebrations you won't want to miss. For more information on the NFL's Salute to Service initiative, visit  

Gameday Information

  • Parking lots open at 8:00 a.m. (See Parking FAQ)
  • Will Call opens at 10:00 a.m. (See Will Call on Stadium Map)
  • Stadium gates open at 11 a.m., and player warmups start at about 11:30 a.m.
  • This week the players will be wearing green jerseys and green pants.
  • National Anthem: West Point Trio
  • Halftime: Armed Forces Challenge
  • Be sure to print out the Roster Card for Sunday's game. The Roster card will also be available in the Jets Mobile app.

What you need to know for Panthers vs. Jets

  • Salute to Service: Be on the lookout throughout the morning and afternoon for military activations around MetLife Stadium. Be sure to be in your seats early to see the pre-kickoff festivities.
    Before Gates:
    Military Displays located on the Inner Loop Roadway
    Benny Havens Band performing in the Bud Light Beer Garden
    Before Kickoff:
    West Point Parachute Team landing on the field pregame
    Enlistment Ceremony Pregame
    Military Personnel holding the American Flag  
    Coast Guard flyover
    In Game:
    Special in game promotions
    Flight Crew in Military inspired uniforms
  • Visit the Island Between the MetLife and Verizon Gates:Starting at 10:00am, grab a $5 Bud Light and listen to Benny Havens Band while meeting Jets Legend Freeman McNeil, playing games and winning free prizes.
  • MetLife Stage:Steps inside the MetLife Gate, meet Jets Legend Wesley Walker for an Autograph signing from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Season Ticket Holder Discounts:½ off Stadium Dogs & 12 oz. Fountain Sodas at all FRANKS Stands & Kosher Stands.

Free and Special Offers

  • Home Food Advantage: Bubba Burger, Today $8 (Originally $9)
  • Jets Shop Item of the Week: All T-Shirts – 15% Off 
  • Salute to Service items are available at the Jets Shop Flagship Store just inside the MetLife Gate. 

Jets Rewards
Jets Rewards 10-Game Club:You're in the final run to be part of the 2017 Jets Rewards 10-Game Club!  If you scan into all 10 home games with your card or a mobile barcode, you will receive 16,000 bonus points to spend on great experiences and memorabilia.

FREE food, beverage, and merchandise for Jets Rewards Members: You have money preloaded on your Jets Rewards card(s)!  Simply tap your card to pay at retail and concessions stands around MetLife Stadium.  For details and to see the balance on your card(s), visit the Jets Rewards Portal here, and click on "Load Cash & View Balance" under Jets Cash.

Jets Fest Activities
On the Island (Outside the Gates between Verizon and MeLife Gates)

Bud Light Beer Garden:Head to the newly located Bud Light Beer Garden outside the gates between the Verizon and MetLife Gates. Enjoy the DJ playing all the Top 40 hits while sipping a $5 Bud Light while chatting with Jets Legend Fred Baxter and the Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders.

Premio Sausage Eating Contest:Come enjoy the festivities of the Annual Premio Sausage Eating Contest on the Jets Island.

Sharp VR Lounge:Go behind the scenes with the new Sharp Virtual Reality Lounge located next to the Bud Light Beer Garden outside the gates between the Verizon and MetLife Gates. See what it is like to run out of the tunnel with the players or see if you have what it takes to make the passes to drive your team down the field in the new QB experience.


BASF: Before heading into the gates, come visit the BASF Tent located right outside the MetLife Gate from 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Jets Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to earn 250 Jets Rewards points as well as learn more about innovative products and solutions created through chemistry. Also, all fans are invited to enjoy opportunities to win prizes and giveaways, including a chance to win signed Jets memorabilia. To create a more sustainable gameday, BASF volunteers will be roaming the lots distributing recycling and trash bags to various tailgates. Fans can be featured on the stadium videoboard in-game by uploading a picture of their sustainable tailgate to Instagram or Twitter by using the hashtag, #JetsGoGreen.

TSA Pre✓®:IdentoGO brings TSA Pre✓® enrollment to MetLife Stadium on 11/26!  To enroll, simply present a government issued I.D. and birth certificate OR a passport/enhanced DL and $85 credit card payment. Those enrolling this Sunday will receive special "Fast Pass" entry privileges into the stadium through the MetLife Gate Suites/Clubs entrance. Stop by the TSA Pre✓® RV parked in between Lot E and F to learn more and get 250 Jets Rewards Points!

What you need to do:

  • Pre-enroll here
  • Choose Schedule an Appointment and then Apply Now. 
    • Fill out steps 1 through 4, Step 4 of 4, type in your location "East Rutherford, NJ" 
    • You will be prompted to a scree to click "MetLife Stadium"
    • Bring your passport to the Mobile Enrollment Center on the island between the MetLife and Verizon Gates

When you enroll at the game on the 26th, you will receive a $20 MetLife Stadium Gameday Gift Card (while supplies last). Enroll now in TSA Pre✔® and become part of an expedited security screening program that helps save time and reduce stress.

NJ Office of Insurance Fraud:Stop by and take a fun photo with the 3-D art that will be on the island.* *

On the Plaza

Verizon:Verizon customers, visit the Verizon Fan Zone before the game to meet Jets Legend Bruce Harper. Be sure to enroll in Verizon Up and try Game Day Access for a chance to win tickets, team gear and more. And after kickoff, enjoy Verizon's complimentary device charging while you keep up with all the live NFL action on their digital screens.

ESPN Radio: ESPN Radio will be broadcasting pregame on the MetLife Stage from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Gen Jets Kids Zone, Presented by M&T Bank: Let's have some fun and write a troop a letter! The younger fans can play on the inflatables and dance with the DJ, playing all the fun kid friendly tunes. Visit the Gen Jets Kids Zone, supported by Modell's, located between the Verizon and SAP Gates. Kids 4-12 can sign up for the free Gen Jets Kids Club for exclusive access.

Jets Experience:Show us your Touchdown Dance and best pose. Come by the Jets Experience and see for yourself. Activations include a Joe Namath bobblehead, Flight Crew Cheerleader stand & pose and much more.

MetLife:Make MetLife Central your ultimate fan destination on gameday at MetLife Stadium! Meet Jets Legend Wesley Walker for an autograph signing from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Create a customized commemorative ticket with friends and family to print, wear, and share socially during the game. If it is your first game at MetLife Stadium, be sure to stop by the Benefits Desk to pick up MetLife My First Jets Game swag and prizes!

SAP:Come inside the SAP Gate and listen live as SNY's Jeané Coakley and Jets Legend Tony Richardsonto discuss the home Jets schedule 11:30 a.m.

Toyota:Visit the Toyota displays on the MetLife plaza for some "car-nival" style fun. Play Don't miss taking on the Sienna Storage Challenge - it's a race against time to see how fast you can fill the Sienna's cavernous cargo area. Show your Toyota Keys to win special prizes.


Fans First
Show our young fans how to represent Jets Nation. If you see someone's passion cross the line and set a bad example for our young fans, text the word JETS to 78247 or call the Jets Guest Service Hotline at 201-559-1515. Remember, young fans will follow your lead, so please be respectful.

Enhanced Public Safety Announcement
The NFL's carry-in bag policy will be in effect for the 2017 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

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