Welcome to the 2010 New York Jets inaugural season! At this Friday's game, the Jets take on the Redskins. Here are a few details that you should know:
■ For Friday, Aug. 27, ticket 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 4:06 p.m.
■ Kickoff is at 7:06 p.m.
SPECIAL PARKING ALERT
Murray Hill Parkway, the independent satellite parking lot located off of Paterson Plank Road and Union Avenue in East Rutherford, N.J., has announced that satellite parking will not be available for the Jets-Redskins game.
As an alternative, single-game parking passes will be available for purchase online at Ticketmaster or by cash only at the toll plazas on gameday for $50 each.
To purchase online at Ticketmaster click here.
USA Football Youth Appreciation Day
The New York Jets, the NFL and USA Football will celebrate Youth Football Appreciation Day at Friday's game. We encourage all kids attending the game to wear your youth football team jersey or your school's jersey. After player warmups, four local Pee Wee teams will take to the field to show off their skills. They will also line up with the Jets and Redskins during the National Anthem.
Get in Your Seats Early
Join us for the pregame excitement and be in the stands as the Jets take the field for their last home preseason game before the regular season kicks off. Sal Nastasi, Babylon, N.Y., native and Ready In 10 *lead singer,* will perform the National Anthem.
Junior Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders
Be sure to stay in your seats during halftime to watch the first ever Junior Flight Crew Cheerleaders halftime show. This year's squad is made up of 90 girls ages 7-14 and they will perform with the 2010 Jets Flight Crew. They have been practicing their routine and are ready to perform in front of you!
Take the train to the game
Whether you're coming from NYC, New Jersey, Rockland, Westchester or even Connecticut, simply take transit to the Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction or to Hoboken Terminal. From either location, 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.
Or 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).
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 open at 4:06 p.m.
Bud Light Corner:Enjoy the railgating experience at the Bud Light gate while listening to the band *Ready in 10 *perform from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
MetLife Central:Visit the MetLife Central Corner to sign up for your Countdown Card and meet Randy Beverly, Jets* legend and Super Bowl III champion, who will be signing autographs from 5:45-6:30 p.m. *
Verizon Corner: Connect with other fans and explore the array of Wireless and FiOS products with chances to win great giveaways.
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/Lobels as they make sandwiches to your liking at the corner of Lots I and G and in the Bud Light corner.
On Display: Check out the latest Toyota 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 Gate and the Verizon Gate.
Generation Jets Fest: Stop by Generation Jets Fest, located this year between the Verizon and MetLife gates.
Gatorade Jr. Training Camp Field: Come to the turf field outside the Jets Shop Flagship Store and participate in football skills drills. Play like a Jet!
Jets Shop: 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.
National Anthem: Sal Nastasi
Halftime Show: Junior Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders
Bring the noise and welcome back the air raid siren on defense!
Check out the all-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.