Gameday Guide: 9/30 Jets vs. 49ers

The New York Jets are on top of the AFC East! We're counting on you to help fuel the Jets as they take on San Francisco. Sunday afternoon's game vs. the 49ers at 1 p.m. is presented by JetBlue.

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of cultural entertainment and plaza activities. Don't miss out on all the Hispanic Heritage Day action presented by JetBlue, ESPN Deportes Nueva York 1050 AM, and El Diario. Popular singer, songwriter and WWE personality Lilian Garcia will energize the crowd as the national anthem and halftime performer. The Jets will also honor Shirley Rodríguez Remeneski, president of 100 Hispanic Women and chairperson of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center's Board of Trustees, with the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award at the game.

On the plaza pregame, enjoy a cultural celebration from ESPN Deportes Nueva York 1050 AM starting with a performance by Cultural Explosion Dance Company, who will be available for photo opportunities during the broadcast. Stop by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company food truck and enjoy a DJ, a tripleta sampling, and a sandwich-eating contest. Inside the stadium, check out the Home Food Advantage Item of the Week, cheese arepas. Traditional mariachi band Mariachi Citlalli will be performing in the Jets suite and club spaces.

Just remember: Get in early. Get LOUD. Get ready to be our 12th man and lead the Jets to another victory!

Here are a few details that you should know:

■* *This Sunday afternoon's game is the second regular-season home game. Please be sure to bring 49ers Game 2 parking pass and tickets. Also, your ticket must have a barcode at the bottom.

■ Parking lots open at 8 a.m.

■ Will Call opens at 10 a.m. General Will Call is located at MetLife South Will Call and Suite Will Call is located to the right of General Will Call, at the trailer adjacent to the Club/Suite entrance lane.

■ Stadium gates open at 11 a.m.

■ As a reminder, for fans that sit on the East side of the stadium, 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 12 p.m.

■ Former Jets Bobby Jackson and Freeman McNeil will be leading this game's pregame J-E-T-S chant. We are expecting the stadium to be at capacity, so be sure to pack up your tailgate early and get to the gate by 12:15 p.m. to ensure you are in your seats by kickoff and don't miss any of the action.

■ The National Anthem and halftime show will be performed by popular singer, songwriter and WWE personality Lilian Garcia.

■ Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

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 in bright green vests 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 special offers on gameday as well as replays, rosters and stats plus maps of the stadium and the ability to report an issue. Visit www.newyorkjets.com/app 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 10 a.m. and will continue to run until 1:30 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? Two popular independently run parking alternatives are Secaucus Park & Ride and Murray Hill Parkway. Secaucus Park and Ride is located at 675 New County Rd. at Seaview Drive in Secaucus and costs $20 on Sunday, $28 on weeknights and $165 for eight-game passes — park your car, then hop on the NJ Transit train. Or use Murray Hill Parkway's satellite parking, off of Paterson Plank Road and Union Avenue in East Rutherford. The parking lot opens four hours prior to kickoff and closes one hour after the game ends and costs $35/game, which includes parking and transportation. Tailgating is permitted. The bus dropoff/pickup location on the MetLife Sports Complex is located in Lot G near the Pepsi Gate. Click here for more information on both options.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE PLAZA

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 11 a.m.

MetLife Central:Visit the reinvented MetLife Central on the West Side of the stadium located directly inside the new MetLife Gate. Before heading to the stadium, visit www.metlifecentral.com and sign up for the MetLife Countdown Card or simply download MetLife Pocket Pass app for Android and iPhone. If you forget to download before coming to the stadium, no worries, just pick up your card on site. With the MetLife Countdown Card or Pocket Pass, you will have an all-access pass to MetLife Central on gameday! Test your football skills on The Turf, win once-in-a-lifetime prizes, meet Jets alumni, high-five Snoopy and more! Be sure to visit MetLife Central so you don't miss out on all these exciting experiences!

Verizon Corner:Visit the Verizon Studio all season long in the Verizon Corner to experience the latest devices and technology from Verizon and enter for a chance to win amazing Jets prizes. Get NFL Mobile premium access FREE through Monday. With NFL Mobile on Verizon 4G LTE, you can watch this week's live Thursday, Sunday and Monday night NFL games. Call NFL or635 to download NFL Mobile now. You can experience NFL Mobile all season long in the Verizon Studio on the 100-level concourse of the Verizon Cornerstone! Stop by to experience the latest devices and technology from Verizon and enter for a chance to win amazing Jets prizes.

Bud Light:Come listen to great music by Lifespeed from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.` at the Bud Light stage. Don't forget to stop by the Bud Light Beer Garden to witness the Bud Light carne asada grilling competition.

Flight Crew: Check out the Flight Crew Cheerleaders from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Bud Light Beer Garden, Puerto Rico Tourism food truck, ESPN Deportes Nuevo York 1050 AM radio tent outside of the West VIP club entrance, ESPN radio tent inside the Chase Club, Toyota Coaches Club, and MetLife 50 Club, and see the Show Team perform at the Verizon stage. Also, be sure to stop by the Jets Shop Flagship Store and pick up the 2013 Jets Flight Crew Calendar.

Broadcasting:Come listen to the ESPN Deportes Nueva York 1050 AM live pregame radio show with Clemson Smith Muñiz, Oscar Benitez and Marly Rivera beginning at 12 p.m. at the stage located between the MetLife and Verizon Gates. The ESPN New York 98.7 FM pregame radio show with Don LaGreca and Greg Buttle will be broadcast live from the Chase Club beginning at 11 a.m.

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 Jets Just Do It Tee, originally $30, Sunday $25.

Food Truck City: Visit Food Truck City located inside the plaza between the Verizon and SAP/Train Gates. Check out a variety of foods from Mexicue, Kimchi Taco and Rickshaw Dumplings.

Home Food Advantage: This week's Home Food Advantage Item of the Week is cheese arepas for $6, available at the burger portables and at the Grill in the Chase and Lexus Clubs.

Toyota:Check out the Toyota vehicle displays on the plaza around the stadium for information on the vehicles displayed and free merchandise.

MasterCard: Calling all MasterCard cardholders. Take advantage of the MasterCard Meal Deal at all Jets home games this year. Use your MasterCard at any Franks stands to buy one hot dog & a bag of Lay's chips and receive a free souvenir cup of any Pepsi product. Use your New York Jets Debit MasterCard® from Chase at the Jets Shop Flagship Store and get 15% off. Visit a local Chase branch to get your New York Jets Debit Card.

Brooklyn Burger: Come watch the Brooklyn Burger eating contest beginning at 12:15 p.m. at the Bud Light stage.

New York Film Academy: Look for the New York Film Academy crew in the parking lots from 9-11:30 a.m. and share your favorite Jets memories of Dennis Byrd and this year's Ring of Honor inductees.

The Record: Be sure to visit The Record tent in Parking Lot F to purchase your Sunday paper and receive a collectable Jets player poster. This week's player on the poster is Tim Tebow.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Look in the parking lots for the Super Bowl Host Committee, which will be searching for volunteers for when MetLife Stadium hosts the 2014 Super Bowl! To read more on the big game, visit nynjsuperbowl.com.

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 on the island outside the West VIP entrance for some free sampling of Premio's quality sausages. Also, participate in the pregame trivia contest and chorizo sausage eating contest on the plaza in between the Verizon and SAP/Train Gates.

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