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Take Metro-North and NJ Transit to MetLife Stadium for Football Games and Special Events

Customers can take Metro-North to MetLife Stadium for football games and select events.

This fall, take Metro-North Railroad and NJ Transit to MetLife Stadium for New York Jets and New York Giants games, as well as special events.

Here's everything you need to know about special service to MetLife Stadium: 

COVID-19 Policies

As permitted by current New Jersey policies, MetLife Stadium has returned to 100% capacity for all events with no physical distancing requirements. MetLife Stadium is committed to providing everyone who enters a safe, clean environment with reduced touch points.

Face masks are not required for entry. However, in accordance with CDC recommendations, guests who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks in indoor public spaces such as restrooms, clubs, suites, and elevators. Guests are not required to show a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to enter the Stadium.

Masks are required on board all Metro-North and NJ Transit trains. Please refer to the Metro-North Railroad and NJ Transit sites for more details.

How to Get to MetLife Stadium

  • Take a regularly scheduled Metro-North train to Grand Central Terminal.
  • At Grand Central Terminal, take the subway (purchase a MetroCard separately), or walk about 20 minutes to Penn Station, located at 7th Avenue and West 34th Street. The most direct subway route is the 42nd Street  to Times Square, then the downtown  one stop to 34 St. Penn Station.
  • At Penn Station, proceed to NJ TRANSIT's upper- or lower-level concourses to hop aboard a NJ TRANSIT train to Secaucus Junction (SEC), about a 12-minute ride. Check NJ TRANSIT monitors for track assignments for trains to "SEC" or listen for announcements.
  • At Secaucus Junction, show your rail ticket at the gate and then follow the signs to the lower level for the short train shuttle ride to the Stadium. Train shuttle service will run frequently starting approximately three hours before each game and up to two hours after the game. Service from Secaucus to the Meadowlands varies for other events such as concerts.

Please verify your itinerary at njtransit.com/meadowlands for schedules to Meadowlands from New York Penn Station or Secaucus Junction. 

Buying Train Tickets

From any Metro-North Railroad station to the Meadowlands:
Metro-North customers can purchase tickets to the "Meadowlands" Station, which are valid for travel on both Metro-North and NJ TRANSIT for all Giants and Jets home games and select events.

Visit mta.info/mnr or njtransit.com/meadowlands for full Meadowlands service listings.

At a ticket machine or ticket office:
Purchase a round-trip joint ticket to the "Meadowlands" Station for off-peak travel. Price is standard Metro-North fare plus $11.00 for the round-trip NJ TRANSIT portion of travel. NJ TRANSIT does not sell the joint ticket, therefore we recommend round-trip purchases.

Metro-North tickets are valid for 60 days. Be sure to allow time to purchase tickets before boarding. Tickets are refundable up to 60 days from date of sale and are subject to a $10 processing fee per transaction.

Ticket Purchasing Tips

Traveling often or with family or friends?
Purchase an Off-Peak 10-Trip to the Meadowlands, good for 10 One-Way rides. Tickets are valid for six months and can be shared by up to five adults round-trip.

Traveling with kids?
You can’t beat our Family Fare: children under 12 years of age ride for only $1.00 each way off-peak all the way to the Meadowlands Station. Up to four children may travel with each fare-paying adult on the Metro-North, up to two on NJ TRANSIT.

Special Senior Fares
Customers age 65 and over should purchase Metro-North Reduced Fare tickets. Reduced-Fare tickets to the Meadowlands include the NJ TRANSIT fare of $4.90 for Round-Trip tickets.

Already have a Metro-North ticket?
At Penn Station, purchase a NJ TRANSIT ticket to the Meadowlands at NJ TRANSIT ticket windows or ticket machines before boarding. Monthly & Weekly ticket holders should purchase NJ TRANSIT tickets to Meadowlands before boarding NJ TRANSIT trains. (Tip: Use machines in NJ TRANSIT waiting area). You can also buy train tickets with MyTix, a feature of the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App, or purchase your tickets from Penn Station New York online at njtransit.com/meadowlands

Home Games/Major Event Schedule

Service and tickets are good for the following dates:




Sunday, September 12, 2021

Giants vs. Denver Broncos

4:25 p.m.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Jets vs. New England Patriots

1 p.m.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons

1 p.m.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Jets vs. Tennessee Titans

1 p.m.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons

1 p.m.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams

1 p.m.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Giants vs. Carolina Panthers

1 p.m.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1 p.m.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Giants vs. Las Vegas Raiders

1 p.m.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

1 p.m.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Jets vs. Miami Dolphins

1 p.m.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1 p.m.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Jets vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1 p.m.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Jets vs. New Orleans Saints

1 p.m.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys

1 p.m.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

1 p.m.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Jets vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1 p.m.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Giants vs. Washington Football Team

1 p.m.

The National Football League has implemented flexible scheduling from October 10 through January 9 of the regular season, and start times are subject to change. Please check the Jets and Giants websites for updates. 

Travel Tips

  • Buy round-trip tickets to the Meadowlands (Metro-North/NJ TRANSIT) in advance; select “To Another Station” and then “M” for Meadowlands at Metro-North ticket machines at your home station. Meadowlands tickets are not sold on-board, or from Grand Central Terminal. ​
  • Plan your travel time accordingly; trains are not direct connections. Allow at least 30 minutes from Grand Central Terminal to Penn Station.
  • Remember to take your tickets when changing trains.
  • MetLife Stadium does not allow coolers or any oversized containers on their property.
  • MTA eTix are not valid for travel to or from the Meadowlands.

MetLife Stadium Rules/Regulations and Policies

Guests may carry the following items into MetLife Stadium:

  • Clear bags that are 12” x 6” x 12” or less in size (1 bag per person)
  • Non-clear, small purses/handbags (clutch-type bags) that are 4.5” x 6.5” or less in size (1 per person). Please see the Metlife Stadium Bag Policy
  • Food of any kind that is contained in a clear plastic bag
  • Factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water or soft drinks that are 20 oz. or less in size (caps will be removed by Safety Services team members)
  • Still-photography cameras with a lens that is 6" or less in length not contained in a case
  • Hand-carried jackets, blankets, or other items, which will be patted down or searched
  • Official national flags that can reasonably be hand-held by a single person and do not obstruct the view of other guests (no sticks or poles)

All bags and other permissible items will be subject to multiple screenings prior to entering MetLife Stadium.

The following items are not permitted: 

  • Any type of bag or purse that does not fit within the event day bag policy
  • Any type of non-clear bag exceeding 4.5” x 6.5” in size including purses/handbags, camera or binocular cases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, and briefcases/computer bags
  • Seat cushions of any size except those for medical needs
  • Glass bottles, cans, coolers of any kind, thermoses or ice chests
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Banners, signs or flags of any size
  • Flags that are not the official flag of a country, ones that are displayed on a stick or a pole or cannot reasonably be hand-held by a single person
  • Umbrellas, strollers, laser pointers, and balls of any kind including full-sized footballs
  • Single purpose video cameras or still-photography cameras with a lens longer than 6"
  • Weapons, any item that may be used as a projectile or one that is deemed dangerous by Stadium management
  • Any animal with the exception of a service animal
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate by Stadium management