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Jets Announce Gameday Safety Protocols at MetLife Stadium

Tailgating Will Return for Jets Home Games; Face Masks Will Not Be Required Based on Current State Executive Order


The Jets announced Thursday their gameday safety protocols as they return to full capacity in 2021. In addition to hosting 9 regular-season games at MetLife Stadium, the club will also host the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3 of the preseason.

Jets Chairman Woody Johnson said this week: "I think it's going to be great to get back and to go to the full stadium, go out in the parking lot and talk to fans and see what they're cooking and do all that stuff."

Last week, Jets head coach Robert Saleh toured an empty MetLife Stadium and envisioned what his new home will feel like with the Green & White faithful in the stands.

"We walked out of the tunnel and they blared it on the speakers, the J-E-T-S chant, Saleh said. "I'm not going to lie to you, I got a little bit of goosebumps. I'm really excited to get it going and get that stadium to where it becomes live again, like it's been in the past."

To ensure a safe and healthy guest experience for all fans, the Jets and MetLife Stadium have established the following protocols based on guidance from the CDC and pursuant to the current executive order:

FACE MASKS –As permitted by current New Jersey policies on businesses and gatherings, MetLife Stadium will operate at full capacity with no face masks. Fans who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks in indoor public spaces and are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or show a vaccination card for entry.

CASH FREE TRANSACTIONS - To reduce touch points, MetLife Stadium will now operate cash-free. Cash will not be accepted at concession stands and retail locations. Pay with a debit or credit card using Contactless Tap to Pay or Mobile Wallet, Chip or Swipe. The Jets prefer Visa as a form of payment at MetLife Stadium. Reverse ATM machines will be available throughout the Stadium for guests to convert cash to a prepaid Visa debit card valid for in-stadium purchases and anywhere a credit card or debit card is accepted.

MOBILE TICKETING – To ensure contactless entry, all tickets for Jets games at MetLife Stadium will be mobile-only. Your phone is your ticket. For more information on how to access and manage your mobile tickets, visit

TAILGATING & STADIUM ENTRY – Tailgating will be permitted. Parking lots will open (5) hours prior to kickoff and entry gates will open 2 hours prior to kickoff. 

ENHANCED CLEANING & SANITIZATION – Enhanced and frequent cleaning and disinfecting protocols have been implemented throughout the Stadium including the use of electrostatic sprayers and hospital-grade cleaning supplies. High-touch surfaces and high-traffic areas are continuously monitored and cleaned during and after the event. Hand sanitizer dispensers are widely available throughout the Stadium at entrances, concourses, and restrooms.

*Additional Jets Gameday protocols and measures will be shared closer to the start of the season.

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