I have always liked american football (sometimes even more than soccer), I admire the strength of the players, the ability to create and follow game strategies (not to mention the crushes I had on some quarterbacks) and most of all, the great, super-respectful atmosphere of the games.
The MetLife Stadium is home to the 2 New York teams, the Jets and the Giants, and it's one of the newest and biggest stadiums in the US, which will also host this year's Super Bowl (hopefully the weather won't be as cold as it is in NYC these days).
StubHub (the Official Ticketmaster Exchange service fees were too high), we had to figure out the best way to get to the stadium, which is in Rutherford, NJ. So, the 2 best options were: a) the Coach USA's shuttle bus from Port Authority bus station ($10 round trip) and b) the train from Penn Station to Secaucus Junction and from there to the Stadium (about $10.50 round trip). We decided to take the train to avoid the traffic and it was fairly easy to do (even got the tickets online!), the only negative thing is that there are only 3 or 4 trains in the first 20 minutes of every hour from NY Penn to Secaucus, so if you miss the last one, you'll have to wait at least half an hour to get on the next one (no big deal but I could expect this in Italy, not in New York!). Anyhow, getting to the stadium was easy, also because we just had to follow the green wave of fans who were heading there.
|Games outside the stadium|
|Game typical food|
|Mark Sanchez (Jets' QB)|
|Rival team fan - note the shorts, it was really 20°C!|