Welcome to the 2010 New York Jets Inaugural Season! Monday night's game vs. the Minnesota Vikings is Breast Cancer Awareness Day and is presented by Verizon. Here are a few details that you should know:
■ Ticket/parking pass forwarding and resell will be turned off at 2:30 p.m.
■ Parking lots open at 3:30 p.m.
■ Will Call opens at 5:30 p.m. General Will Call is located at West Gate 3, Suite Will Call at West Gate 2.
■ Stadium gates open at 5:30 p.m.
■ Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m.
Remember the Monday Night Miracle
Help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Monday Night Miracle, when the Jets overtook the Dolphins at the old Meadowlands stadium on Oct. 23, 2000, with a thrilling 40-37 overtime triumph. We're honoring the team during a special halftime ceremony by bringing in as many of the players involved in that game — Vinny Testaverde, John "Jumbo" Elliott, Wayne Chrebet, John Hall, Fred Baxter, Marvin Jones, Jerald Sowell, Ray Mickens, Jason Fabini, Kerry Jenkins, Ray Lucas, Randy Thomas, Dedric Ward, Chris Hayes, Anthony Becht, Victor Green and more. Make sure to stay in your seats during halftime to watch the tribute and remember the glory of that miraculous comeback.
Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Day
At this game, the Jets will support Breast Cancer Awareness with a splash of pink. Look out for all the pink on the field, at the Jets Shop Flagship Store powered by Reebok with the featured item of the game, as well as incorporated into other gameday broadcasts and prints.
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 MetLife gate, just steps from the stadium. **Click here for more information**.
Continue to take the bus
Another popular option is the NJ Transit Direct Bus Service, which offers the No. 351 direct bus service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the Meadowlands Sports Complex for all Jets home games. Use the GAMEDAY pass for this transit option, too (kids-ride-free offer does not apply).
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/game — 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 $25/game, which includes parking and transportation. For more information on both options, click here.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE NEW 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 the NEW MEADOWLANDS STADIUM GUEST SERVICES OR NEW YORK JETS CUSTOMER SERVICE who can either assist you on the spot or help you find someone who can.
Pregame: Leave plenty of time to get to the game and explore the brand new 350,000-square-foot plaza area, between the stadium and entry gates, which opens at 5:30 p.m.
Photos: Explore the plaza area and find the Jets gameday photographer to get your picture taken and displayed on the Pylons (the videoboards at the entry gates) and posted on newyorkjets.com.
Tables & Chairs: Take a seat and enjoy the plaza with the new green colored tables and chairs scattered around.
FanVision: Look out for the FanVision ambassadors who will be walking around the parking lots and located in the plaza between the Verizon and West Gates and MetLife and East Gates. To learn more and to purchase, visit the Jets Shop Flagship Store powered by Reebok adjacent to the West Great Hall.
Bud Light Corner: Enjoy the railgating experience at the Bud Light gate while listening to the band Go Go Gadget and DJ Prime* *perform from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
MetLife Central: Visit the MetLife Central Corner to sign up for your Countdown Card, collect giveaways, and meet Jets alumni and MetLife's Snoopy.
Verizon Corner: Connect with other fans and explore the array of Wireless and FiOS products with chances to win great giveaways.
Pepsi Corner: Swing by the Pepsi gate on your way in for some Mountain Dew and Pepsi Max sampling.
Jets Gear: Get your green on at the new Jets Shop Flagship Store powered by Reebok adjacent to the West Great Hall. Also look for the Breast Cancer Awareness featured item of the game.
Tailgaters: Grill out with Weber/Lobel's as they make sandwiches to your liking in Lot G and in the Bud Light corner.
Premio: Grab a sausage at Premio's food trailer located near the Verizon Gate.
Wise Crunch Crew: Pick up some free Wise chips outside the West Gate in the parking lot.
NJ Lottery: Stop by the New Jersey Lottery ticket trailer outside the West Gate and purchase your 2010 Jets Instant Ticket. You could win Jets season tickets for 10 years and up to $100,000 in cash prizes!
On Display: Check out the latest Toyota and Lexus vehicles on display throughout the plaza area.
Broadcasting: Come listen to 1050 ESPN New York's live pregame radio show with Greg Buttle and Don LaGreca beginning at 6 p.m. at the 1050 ESPN New York stage located between the West and Verizon Gates.
Generation Jets Fest: Bring your kids to Generation Jets Fest located next to the Gatorade Jr. Training Camp Field next to the West Gate.
Flight Crew: Stop in the Jets Shop Flagship Store powered by Reebok to meet members of the Jets Flight Crew, who will be signing the brand new 2011 Flight Crew Swimsuit Calendar from 6:15-7 p.m.
Ping-Pong: Showcase your Ping-Pong skills at four tables set up between the MetLife Gate and Bud Light corner.
Chess: Play a game of chess against grandmasters Robert Hess and Maurice Ashley, who will be set up and ready to take on all comers starting at 5:30 p.m.
3-D Art: Renowned "illusionistic" artist Kurt Wenner has created a 3-D image commemorating Curtis Martin's 100th career touchdown. Come take a photo with the artwork near the West Gate.
Gatorade Jr. Training Camp Field: Come to the turf field outside the Jets Shop Flagship Store powered by Reebok and participate in football skills drills. Play like a Jet!
Quarterback Challenge: Test out your quarterback skills at the QB football targets located between the Verizon and MetLife Gates.
Toyota Presents Mark & Me:Find Mark in front of the Toyota Coaches Club. Take your own photos with Mark Sanchez. The next best thing to hanging out with the Jets QB is having a picture that makes it look like you did.
Jets Newsroom: Read Monday's newspapers and this week's sports magazines at the Jets Newsroom located between the Jets Shop Flagship Store powered by Reebok and the West Great Hall.
National Anthem: Montego Glover, lead actress from the Broadway musical "Memphis"
Halftime Show: Monday Night Miracle tribute
Fans, for your viewing pleasure, here's what you'll see this week on the giant Pylon Video LED boards around the stadium: NFL Network Replay Realtime Monday show, "Monday Night Miracle" NFL Films show, Jets at Bills NFL Network Short Cut and player warmups.
Stop by the Jets Shop Flagship Store powered by Reebok or any other permanent Jets Shop stores in the stadium to purchase FanVision — the in-stadium handheld device that takes the gameday experience to a whole new level. You can view instant replays, listen to the radio broadcast, watch the game from different angles and pull up stats on any of your favorite players.
For those in the Clubs and Suites, enjoy some Jets Uncorked limited-release 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, available for purchase. And for all Jets fans, **visit newyorkjets.com/uncorked** to uncork your own.
Also, on your way out of the stadium make sure to pick up a magnet frame courtesy of Verizon.