New York Jets | Stadium Safe


2021 MetLife Stadium Gameday Protocols

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:

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Face Masks, Vaccinations & Physical Distancing

As permitted by current New Jersey policies on businesses and gatherings, MetLife Stadium will operate at full capacity with no physical distancing requirements. Proof of vaccination and face masks are not required for entry. However, in accordance with the NJ Department of Health recommendations, all guests – regardless of vaccination status – are strongly encouraged to wear face masks in indoor public spaces such as restrooms, clubs, elevators and suites.

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Cash Free Transactions

To reduce touch points and create faster payment experience, MetLife Stadium is operating 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, mobile wallet, chip or swipe. The Jets prefer Visa as a form of payment. Reverse ATM machines will be available throughout MetLife Stadium for guests to convert cash to a prepaid Visa debit card. The Visa debit card has no expiration date and can be used anywhere a Visa debit card is accepted. Visit for more. The Jets prefer Visa.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Staff Training & Screening

All MetLife Stadium event staff have received special training on CDC recommended guidelines and our Stadium Safe procedures. Event Staff are required to complete a health questionnaire and temperature check on-site before reporting to work.

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Clear Bag Policy

To continue to provide a safe experience, guests may carry one bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC no larger than 12"x12"x 6" or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag. A small purse or wallet no larger than 4.5"x6.5" with or without a handle or strap, is also permitted. Guests may also carry in items that are medically necessary following proper inspection. For a complete list of permitted and prohibited items, please review the NFL Clear Bag Policy.


Additional gameday protocols will be communicated as the 2021 season approaches.