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GAMEDAY GUIDE: 8/26 Jets vs. Panthers

Welcome to the last home preseason game of 2012 at MetLife Stadium! Sunday night's game vs. the Carolina Panthers at 8 p.m. celebrates Youth Football Appreciation.

Here are a few details that you should know:

■ Ticket/parking pass forwarding and resell will be turned off at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

■* *This game is the second preseason home game. Please be sure to bring Panthers Game B parking pass and tickets.

■ Parking lots open at 3 p.m.

■ Will Call opens at 5 p.m. General Will Call is located at MetLife South Will Call and Suite Will Call is located at the trailer to the right of the Club/Suite entrance lane.

■ Stadium gates open at 6 p.m.

■ As a reminder, there is a fan walkway between the Pepsi and Bud Light Gates allowing access all the way around the exterior of the stadium. Note that your ticket allows access to any stadium gate for entry.

■ Player warmups start at about 7 p.m.

■ Be at the gates by 7:15 p.m. to ensure you are in your seats by kickoff.

■ The National Anthem will be performed by Sal Nastasi and halftime will feature youth football games.

■ Kickoff is at 8 p.m.

USA Football Youth Appreciation

The New York Jets, the NFL and USA Football will celebrate Youth Football Appreciation at Sunday's game. We encourage all kids attending the game to wear your youth football team jersey or your school's jersey. During halftime, four local youth football teams from Bay Shore, Deer Park, Florham Park and Madison will take the field to show off their skills, so stay in your seats during halftime and root on the teams!

Fans First

Our goal every game is to ensure you have an enjoyable and unforgettable gameday experience as well as a safe one. 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 JETSto78247or call the Jets Guest Services Hotline at 201-559-1515.

One Car, One Spot Parking Policy

Tailgating is an exciting ritual on gameday and is permitted provided guests tailgate in the same space occupied by their vehicle. Please be courteous to your fellow fans — open parking spaces should not be used for tailgating. This season MetLife Stadium and the Jets will be actively monitoring all lots with additional security and patrols enforcing the One Car, One Spot policy.

Official Jets App

Take your gameday to the next level and download the official Jets App on your mobile phone for free! Get replays, roster and stats plus maps of the stadium and ability to report an issue. Visit **** to download.

Ticket Exchange

When you sell tickets on NFL Ticket Exchange or forward them using Jets Account Manager, the original barcodes are canceled and new ones are issued immediately so there's only one set of valid tickets available at a time. If someone tries to get in using the original tickets with canceled barcodes, we'll flag your account and may suspend your selling and forwarding privileges while we investigate.

This is part of our aggressive efforts to protect season ticket holders and other Jets fans from ticket fraud and provide a great gameday experience. Please don't try to use your tickets or give them to friends or family after you've sold or forwarded them, and destroy them to make sure they don't get lost or stolen.

Remember: Once you sell or forward, shred 'em and forget 'em! **For more information click here.**

Take the Train to the Game

Whether you're coming from NYC, New Jersey, Rockland, Westchester, Long Island or even Connecticut, simply take transit to NYC Penn Station (transfer at Secaucus), Secaucus Junction or Hoboken Terminal. From these locations, connect to the Meadowlands Rail Line. The train station is located at the Train Gate, just steps from the stadium. **Click here for more information.**

There are three trains from NYC Penn Station in the first 15 minutes of each hour to Secaucus Junction. If you miss the trains in the first 15 minutes of the hour, the next train will typically not be available for 45 minutes, which is the start of the next hour. The Hoboken train runs about every 10 minutes to the stadium. PATH trains at 34th Street–Herald Square run about every 10 minutes from 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., then about every 20 minutes in the evening.

Note that the NJ Transit Schedule is subject to change. **For more information click here.**

Take the Bus to the Game

Another popular option is the Coach USA Bus Service, which offers the No. 351 direct bus service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the MetLife Sports Complex for all Jets home games. The 351 bus service will begin at 5 p.m. and will continue to run until 8:30 p.m. from Gate 207. The 351 bus line will be operational for 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Dropoff and pickup at the stadium is located near Parking Lot K, same as the 2011 season. A roundtrip ticket costs $10 and a one-way ticket is $5 (exact change is required).

**For more information click here**or call (800) 877-1888, Ext. 3.

Or park remotely

Need a place to park and don't have a season parking pass? Secaucus Park and Ride is located at 675 New County Road at Seaview Drive in Secaucus and costs $35/game — park your car, then hop on the NJ Transit train.**Click here for more information on both options. **


Don't forget, if you ever have a question, concern or comment about anything related to your game experience, look for a member of METLIFE STADIUM GUEST SERVICES or NEW YORK JETS CUSTOMER SERVICE who can either assist you on the spot or help you find someone who can.

Leave plenty of time to get to the game and explore the Plaza, which opens at 6 p.m.

Flight Crew: Check out the Flight Crew Cheerleaders from 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m. at the ESPN Radio tent and MetLife Central Snoopy statue.

Broadcasting: Come listen to the ESPN New York 98.7 FM live pregame radio show with Don LaGreca and Greg Buttle beginning at 7 p.m. at the ESPN New York 98.7 FM stage located between the MetLife and Verizon Gates.

Jets Gear: Get the all new Nike jerseys and New Era caps at the Jets Shop Flagship Store adjacent to MetLife Central. The Jets Shop Item of the Week is the Nike DRI-FIT practice polo, originally $80, Sunday $75.

Tailgaters: Grill out with Weber/Lobel's as they make sandwiches to your liking near the Verizon Gate.

Tables & Chairs: Take a seat and enjoy the plaza with the green-colored tables and chairs scattered around.

Premio: Visit their trailer outside the Train Gate for some free sampling of Premio's quality sausages.

Home Food Advantage:This week's Home Food Advantage Item of the Week is the Souvenir Soft Drink, originally $6.50, Sunday $6.

Food Trucks: Savor food from the following three food trucks located on the Plaza near the Train Station: Kelvin Slush, Nuchas Empanadas and Schnitzel & Things.

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