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Welcome to the 2010 New York Jets Inaugural Season! This Monday's Season Opener against the Baltimore Ravens is presented by Bud Light, HBO GO, MAX GO, MasterCard and Pepsi. Here are a few details that you should know:
■ For Monday, Sept. 13, ticket/parking pass forwarding and resell will be turned off at 1 p.m.
■ Parking lots open at 2 p.m.
■ Will Call, located at the West Gate, opens at 3:30 p.m.
■ Stadium gates open at 4 p.m.
■ Kickoff is at 7:10 p.m.
Don't Miss the Concert in the Plaza
You won't want to miss the 2010 Inaugural Season Opener. Not only because this will be one of the hardest-hitting games of the season but because the Jets have electrifying entertainment lined up in the brand new Plaza area located between the entry gates and the stadium. From 5:30-6:30 p.m. outside the Jets Shop Flagship Store powered by Reebok, come listen to Slash, former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, perform alongside lead singer Myles Kennedy and special guests Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls and "Dancing with the Stars" champion, and Jason Bonham.
Get in Your Seats Early
After you listen to the performance in the Plaza, head inside and get in your seats early. Watch the players take the field and then listen to Nicole Scherzinger perform the National Anthem. Then keep a look out for a B-2 stealth flyover.
And Stay in Your seats at Halftime
Be sure to stay in your seats during half time to watch the multi-platinum rock band Green Day perform live with the Broadway Cast of "American Idiot." The halftime show will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display.
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 further 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 football games. Use the GAME DAY 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 & Ride is located at 675 New County Rd @ 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 4 hours prior to kickoff and closes 1 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 4 p.m.
HBO GO & MAX GO:Find a street team member handing out giveaways or watch the breakdancing team perform routines in the plaza.
Photos: Explore the plaza area and find the Jets gameday photographer to get your picture taken and displayed on the Pylons, a.k.a. videoboards at the entry gates, and posted on newyorkjets.com.
Bud Light Corner:Enjoy the railgating experience at the Bud Light gate while listening to the band Dark City Saints* *perform from 5-7 p.m., as well as DJ Prime from 4-5 p.m. and in between sets.
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 or out for some Pepsi sampling.
Dixieland Band: Jam out with the Dixieland Band, one of New York City's top traditional jazz bands, performing live at the MetLife gate from 5-7 p.m.
Jets Gear: Get your green on at the new Jets Shop Flagship Store powered by Reebok adjacent to the West Great Hall.
Tailgaters: Grill out with Weber/Lobel's as they make sandwiches to your liking in Lot G and in the Bud Light corner.
Premio: Sample food from Premio at their food trailer just outside 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 vehicles on display throughout the plaza area.
Broadcasting: Come listen to the last hour of the ESPN Radio Mike & Mike show from 4-5 p.m., then stay for 1050 ESPN New York's live pregame radio show with Greg Buttle and Don LaGreca beginning at 5 p.m. at the 1050 ESPN New York stage located between the West Gate and the Verizon Gate.
Generation Jets Fest: Stop by Generation Jets Fest located between the Verizon and MetLife gates.
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 5:15-6 p.m.
Ping-Pong: Showcase your Ping-Pong skills at four tables set up between the MetLife gate and Bud Light corner.
Chess: Watch 18-year-old chess grandmaster Robert Hess take on 20 opponents at the Verizon Gate at 5:30 p.m. Swing by from 4-5:30 p.m. and play some chess before the exhibit starts.
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.
Pregame Concert:Slash,* *Myles Kennedy, Nicole Scherzinger and Jason Bonham
National Anthem: Nicole Scherzinger
Halftime Show: Green Day and Broadway Cast of American Idiot.
You won't want to miss the star-studded entertainment lineup both pregame in the plaza and in the bowl for the National Anthem and Halftime show. This will be a season opener that you won't forget.
Bring the noise and welcome back the air raid siren on defense!
If you missed preseason, make sure to check out all the new Jets graphics around the stadium and the new Jets wall wrap. Enjoy every play like you're at home by watching the massive videoboards placed in each corner. You'll also get live updates featuring game stats, scoring summaries, drive charts and QB comparisons.
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.
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