MATCH GUIDE METLIFE STADIUM

Please visit the official Copa America Centenario NY/NJ visitor information page to help plan your trip and find out everything there is to see and do while you are in the region for all of the exciting matches at MetLife Stadium.Stadium Policies

Alcohol Policy

Proof of Age for Alcohol Service/International Driver’s Licenses:

International guests who wish to purchase alcohol must present a valid passport in order to purchase alcohol as part of New Jersey State Law. MetLife Stadium cannot accept a driver’s license or State Identification Card from another country to establish proof of age. Please note, guests with a valid passport may also be subject to an additional age verification form to complete a transaction.

Acceptable forms of identification are as follows:
i. Valid United States Driver’s License
ii. Any valid US State or Federal Government issued ID
iii. Any Valid US Passport and/or Passport Card.
iv. U.S. Military ID
v. Valid Foreign Passport with a completed NJABC Age Representation Form

Bag Policy

The Clear bag policy will be in effect. Bags of any kind are prohibited except gallon-sized clear freezer bags or authorized clear bags measuring 12″ x 6″ x 12″ and women’s clutches not exceeding 8″ x 5″ x 2″.

Gates

MetLife Stadium gates will open 2.5 hours prior to kickoff.

Prohibited Items
The following items are PROHIBITED from being carried into MetLife Stadium:

  • 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
  • Noisemakers of any kind including air horns and vuvuzelas
  • 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 item not noted above but deemed inappropriate or hazardous by stadium security

Stadium management reserves the right to deem any other item inappropriate. No prohibited items will be accepted at the stadium gates for safekeeping. Please leave all prohibited items secured in your vehicle.

Guests are welcome to carry-in the following items into MetLife Stadium:

  • Bags that comply with the MetLife Stadium Major Sporting Events 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
  • 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
  • Handheld banners or flags provided they are not commercial in nature or attached to poles or sticks
  • Small, open drums (less than 12″x12″x12″ in size)

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

Tickets

Please note – Every fan must have a ticket to enter the stadium regardless of age. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing provider for Copa America Centenario USA 2016. LOC Ticketing Staff is not responsible for ticket purchases, printing tickets, or resolving issues for ANY tickets purchased from a third party/scalper.

Fans needing to pick up their tickets from will call should visit the ticket office on the west side of the stadium near the MetLife Gate. A valid photo-ID will be required to pick up the tickets. Additional ticketing information can be found by visiting the CA2016 Ticketing FAQ, which can be found here.

Seating Guide
ELEVATORS
Elevators for guests with disabilities are available in MetLife Stadium at the SAP, Verizon, and Pepsi corners of the stadium. There are also elevators at both premium seating entrances located on the east and west sides of the stadium to access the Chase and Toyota Clubs and the suites.ESCALATORS
Public escalators are located at the Bud Light, SAP, Verizon, MetLife, and Pepsi entrances.

ADA Information

PARKING
Accessible parking is located in Lots E, F and G. Guests should follow on-site signage and directions from team members for the dedicated drop-off/pick-up location. The dedicated drop-off/pick-up area is located in Lot C adjacent to the Verizon Gate.

RAMPS
There are two ramps in the stadium which access all levels of the Stadium. They may be found in either end-zone.

Address & Directions
1 MetLife Stadium Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(201) 559-1500GPS Address:
50 Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ 07073METLIFE STADIUM TRAFFIC ADVISORY: NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE CONSTRUCTION / 16W SOUTHBOUND RAMP

In order to improve the overall condition of the New Jersey Turnpike 16W interchange, construction has begun to widen and lengthen the southbound Turnpike access lane and shoulder.  The construction will create POST EVENT delays for those guests who normally use this route to access the Turnpike.

To avoid this construction, guests are advised to use either the 18W interchange to the New Jersey Turnpike or Eastern Spur of the New Jersey Turnpike via Route 3 East (Lincoln Tunnel / New York City / Secaucus).

Traveling North on the New Jersey Turnpike
Follow the western spur (Sports Complex to Exit 16W), which provides direct access to MetLife Sports Complex parking areas. If congested, use the eastern turnpike spur (Lincoln Tunnel) to exit 16E to Route 3 West. Route 120 North which intersects Route 3 West also provides access to MetLife Sports Complex areas.

Traveling South on the Garden State Parkway
Follow Garden State Parkway South to exit 163 (Route 17 South). Follow Route 17 to Paterson Plank Road. Take Paterson Plank Road east to the Sports Complex.

Traveling North on the Garden State Parkway
Garden State Parkway North to exit 153A (Route 3). Follow Route 3 East to the Sports Complex.

Parking

All MetLife Stadium parking lots will be open 5 hours prior to kickoff. Pre-paid parking permits are not required, nor available for purchase, for the Copa America Centenario matches unless distributed as part of VIP or Suite Packages.

Cars: $30 Per
Bus / RV: $120 Per Bus

Tailgating

Tailgating is allowed in all MetLife Stadium parking lots starting when parking lots open to general parking. No open fires are allowed. All fires must be contained within a suitable and appropriate fire burning device and must be movable in the event of an emergency. Fire pits with open flames are not considered movable in the event of an emergency, and therefore are not allowed. All fires and/or grills should not be left unattended. Used charcoal briquettes and/or other burning material must be disposed of properly and not left on the parking surface to burn out.

  • Tailgating will be permitted in the parking lots with the exception of the parking deck that is located next to the Arena. Tailgating is permitted in the Arena parking decks but no grills may be used.
  • While tailgating is permitted in designated locations at specified times, any unauthorized commercial activity is strictly prohibited and is a violation of the law. Individuals and companies are prohibited from selling access to a tailgate party to members of the general public either in advance of or on the day of an event.
  • Parking is on a first come first serve basis in the appropriately designated lots.
  • ONE CAR=ONE SPACE: Please be considerate of your fellow ticket holders. Tailgating will be limited to the lined parking space and the area directly behind or in front of each vehicle. The blocking of the drive lane is prohibited. Tailgating is also permitted on the medians that separate the parking lots and the parking lots from the roadways. There will be strict enforcement of the one car-one parking space policy.
  • You must keep all tables, chairs, coolers, barbecues, etc. within the parking stall of your party. Tents or canopies exceeding 8′ x 8′ footprint and vehicles measuring more than 18′ in length and/or 8′ in width are not permitted to park in a lined parking space.
  • The saving of parking spaces will not be permitted. Groups desiring to tailgate together should arrive together.
  • Drive aisles and fire lanes need to be kept clear at all times for free access of emergency vehicles.
  • Trucks, trailers and other oversized vehicles (not including buses) will be directed to park along the curbs in the parking lots so they do not take up additional lined parking spaces.
  • Trucks, trailers, buses and other oversized vehicles are not permitted to park in the enclosed structured parking deck on east side of the Sports Complex (next to the Arena)
  • Any violation of the tailgating policies may result in the towing of the vehicle at the owner’s expense.
  • Grills are permitted for tailgating enjoyment, provided guests do so only in the same space occupied by their vehicle. However, their use near buildings or in areas where guests or property may be damaged is strictly prohibited.
  • For those ticket holders who will be tailgating it is recommended that a minimum class 2A-10B:C fire extinguisher be available for use if necessary.
  • Open fires are not permitted.
  • Deep fryers or any oil-based cooking or frying is prohibited.

Sound systems must not produce sound in excess of 65 decibels (New Jersey State Ordinance).

Public Transportation

NJ Transit Rail Service (Schedule)
The rail system connects the northeast corridor to the Frank R. Lautenberg train station in Secaucus, N.J., which allows fans from the region to quickly and efficiently reach MetLife Stadium. The rail station at the Sports Complex is located next to MetLife Stadium and the travel time between the Secaucus Junction train station and the Sports Complex station is approximately 10 minutes. The round-trip fare from Secaucus to the Sports Complex is $4.50 and $11.00 from NY Penn Station. Rail service commences three (3) hours prior to kickoff and ends two (2) hours after the game. For more information, please visit NJTransit.com or call 973-275-5555 for station schedule information. To access the train while at an event, guests should exit from the SAP or Verizon Gates.

Park and Ride at the Secaucus Train Station
Ticket holders may also park at the surface parking lot located next to the Frank R. Lautenberg Train Station in Secaucus, NJ (Secaucus Junction). It is located off Exit 15X on the eastern extension of the New Jersey Turnpike (675 New Country Road at Seaview Drive, Secaucus, N.J., 07094). Ticket holders can park in this 1,100-space parking lot and take the rail service to MetLife Sports Complex. The parking lot is open 24 hours a day. The cost to park in this lot will be $20-$25 per day. Call 888-PARKFAST or visit www.parkfast.com for more information about the Park and Ride.

To access the train while at an event, guests should exit from the MetLife or Verizon Gates.

Coach USA Bus Service (Route Number 351) SCHEDULE
Coach USA provides the 351 Meadowlands Express bus service from the Port Authority to MetLife Sports Complex for all COPA America Centenario matches. The 351 bus service will begin two and one half (2 1/2) hours prior to the start of a game and will continue to run until one half hour (1/2) after the start of a game. The 351 bus line will be operational for approximately one (1) hour following the conclusion of the game. Drop-off and pick-up at the Sports Complex is located near Parking Lot K. A round-trip ticket costs $12 and a one-way ticket is $6. Please visit www.351express.com or call (800) 877-1888, Ext. 3 for more information.

Metro-North
Riders from New York or Connecticut can take select Metro-North trains from the New Haven line to Secaucus Junction. Guests should visit MTA Metro – North Railroador call the MNRR Travel Information line at 212-532-4900 for information on schedules and service locations. The Travel Information line is staffed between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM on Mondays through Fridays, and an automated system is available during other times.

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