Welcome to the last home preseason game of 2013 at MetLife Stadium. Thursday night's game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles at 7 p.m. celebrates the end of summer.
■ Parking lots open at 2 p.m. (See Parking FAQ)
■ Will Call opens at 4 p.m. (See Will Call on Stadium Map)
■ Stadium gates open at 5 p.m. and player warmups start at about 6 p.m.
■ National Anthem by Sal Nastasi from "Ready in 10"
■ Halftime features the band "Ready in 10"
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, 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
■ Come visit our parking lot bean bag toss setup underneath the large American flag in the corner of Lot G and play a few games during your tailgate. Make sure to practice for the upcoming tournament starting at the Home Opener! For details, visit newyorkjets.com.
■ 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. 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 Ray Lucas will be broadcasting live starting at 6 p.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).
■ Connect to the Internet through the all-new JetsFreeWifi hotspot.
FREE AND SPECIAL OFFERS
■ Jets Shop Item of the Week:11-pc. school stationery set, originally $15, Thursday $10
■ Home Food Advantage:Papa John's Pizza, originally $10, Thursday $9
■ MasterCard: 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 5:30–6:15 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 SAP Gate
■ Gen Jets Kids Zone
■ 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, make bubbles and check out the inside of a player's locker. 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!
■ 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.
■ 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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