MetLife takeover

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  1. bess15

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    Going down there for the first time this year with couple of my buddies. Flying down from Rochester on Friday and staying thru weekend, was wondering if anybody on here been there before and if so what should I expect, what bars to hit And if anyone going this year maybe possibly meet up and tailgate. It's jets home opener can't wait to ruin there fans day !!
     
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    I am going to drive down from Albany that morning, and this will be my first time.
     
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    coalesce Dolphin Fan since 1974

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    CAN'T WAIT!!! Bought my four tickets two days ago. It will be my wife's first football game. We won't be tailgating, as we'll be taking the bus in from Port Authority in NYC to get to the stadium. Sorry, not a fan of all the gameday traffic.
     
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    i did it a few years ago with a group of dolphins fans maybe 1000? we met at a certain bar the morning and rode a bus from it to the stadium. drinking beer the whole way. it was great
     
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    I am waiting for the week before the game and grabbing tickets on Stubhub, as the price will plummet due to how bad the Jets are.
     
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    I have a buddy that has Jets season tickets, so I typically go up there with him. This season the game is the same weekend as my wife's birthday, so I can't make the trip. I tried to ask her if she would be interested in going to New York for her birthday, but that didn't fly.

    I've probably been five times and last year was the first game worth watching; weather has always been terrible (hopefully a September game will be better). I know there is a big tailgate done by some Dolfan groups. I believe you can get more info here: http://www.metlifetakeover.com/
     
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    coalesce Dolphin Fan since 1974

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    Back in 1997, I drove from Brooklyn to Baltimore to see the Dolphins play the Ravens. This was before Ed Reed and Ray Lewis and StubHub. Vinny Testaverde was the Raven's QB. Anyway, I walked around the stadium for a little while before the game and bought a single ticket for $20. Turns out the ticket was about 20 rows behind the Dolphins bench. Oh yeah, they won that day, so it was a fabulous day all around.
     
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    I went last year, drove down from Syracuse, my daughter's first Dolphins game, it was a blast. We didn't do the tailgate and I think the club isn't doing one this year. That's OK because you can make your away around and eat with fellow Fins fans.
    We're going again, we have reservations for the hotel the Dolphins stay at so we can get autographs. Great experience, NYC Dolfans do an amazing job.
     
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    Hi, I'm a local and have been to the Takeover several years.

    If the event is the same as it has been for the past four years (and I assume that it will be), there will be a package available for around $100 per person that includes a ticket, a bus ride from Slattery's in mid-town Manhattan (bar where DolphansNYC is based out of) to the stadium, a ticket for food and drink at a tailgate (drinks might be limited so you might have to bring a six-pack of beer for yourself) and a bus ride back from the stadium to Slattery's.

    There should also be an event at Slattery's the day before the game. Often a former player(s) will be there (in the past they've had Sam Madison and Jay Fiedler) and some raffles for memorabilia.

    If you don't want to do the package, you should probably be able to get a cheap ticket on stubhub. You can take NJ Transit from Penn Station to the stadium for about $15 each way, assuming Amtrak has finished its repairs by then.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Bless you wonderful men and women for doing this every year.
     
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    I'll be going for the first time this year as well. I've heard that there is a bit of a tailgate get together in the parking lot for the game. Which lot do people park in for this? I'm looking at picking up a parking pass and don't want to get one all the way across the stadium from the festivities.
     
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    Well I just found out NYC is only 16 hours from the Arctic Tundra known as Wisconsin so this may be a reality this year or next!
     
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    I'll be there. It will be my 3rd time in 5 years. This year, there should be plenty of good seats available....for cheap. They'll be giving seats away :). JETS SUCK!!!!
     
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    I haven't been to a Fins-Jets game up here since 2007.... May be time to go to another one.
     
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    Yellow lot I believe. You have to buy the parking pass in advance and print it out. You can check but I don't think you can park in MetLife lots without getting the pass in advance.
     
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    NY Dolphins fan here. Wait until the day before or even the morning of the game. Jets tickets plummet leading up to the game. You do need a parking pass as they don't let you pay for parking at the stadium. Unlike tickets, the price of parking passes usually increases leading to the game. Its ridiculous to see how parking pass prices spike while ticket prices plummet. You can actually wind up paying more for the parking pass than the actual ticket.
     
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    I have seen people trying to give away their tickets in the parking lot before games. Last year, I could've bought tickets for $30 in my buddy's section (second level end zone).
     
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    Can't wait for Sept 24th!

    I went to metlifetakeover last year for the first time with my wife, bro, and his wife.
    Pre-game party will be at Slattery's Midtown Pub.
    Really fun, Miami fans everywhere.
    Then we took the buses to the game and tail-gated there in a sea of aqua & orange.
    Again, really fun....

    We got the package tickets for the bus ride, etc, but you don't have to.
    You can party at Slattery's and/or tail-gate even if you sit elsewhere.

    I do remember (hazily) our sections screaming so loud I didn't get my voice back for two days!

    You guys will have a blast!!
    See you there!

    http://www.metlifetakeover.com/
     
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    I think there may have been more Dolphins fans than Jets fans at that game last year. There's always a large turnout of Dolphins fans, but last year....wow...
     

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