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MetLife, New York Giants, New York Jets Kick Off “The Road to MetLife Stadium”

With the Super Bowl taking place at MetLife Stadium this winter, the beginning of training camp marked the beginning of the “Road to MetLife Stadium”. As such, MetLife, the Jets, and the Giants are hosting a kickoff event to start off the week leading up to the MetLife Bowl, and the Road to MetLife Stadium. And you are all invited.

The event will take place on Monday, August 19th, from MetLife Plaza, at 1095 Avenue of the Americas – between 41st street and 42nd street, New York, NY, from 1:00-3:00 PM. The featured guests at the event will be former Jets’ QB Chad Pennington, and Giants’ WR Hakeem Nicks, who will be handing out snow cones to fans in attendance, courtesy of Rita’s Italian Ice.

If you can make it, this will be an event for your kids as well. In addition to the aforementioned players, fans will be able to interact with Peanuts characters, members of our very own NY Jets Flight Crew, and take pictures with the coveted Snoop Trophy, the very one provided to the winner of the MetLife bowl, taking place Saturday night, August 24th, at 7 PM.

There is more, this part is regarding the MetLife bowl itself. For those of you who weren’t aware, the Giants and Jets choose one charity per team, and MetLife makes a donation to both charities. This year, the Giants are playing for the Kaboom!, a neighborhood playground building charity, and the Jets are playing for the Trust for Public Land. MetLife will be donating $50,000 to the two charities.

Why do I mention this to all of you? Because you can increase that donation on behalf of the teams. HERE IS HOW:

It’s actually very simple. For those of you on Twitter, beginning Monday, August 19th, and up until the kickoff of the MetLife Bowl, for every tweet you send, that includes the hashtag #Road2MetLifeStadium, MetLife will donate $25 to each team’s charity, up to $12,500.

See, you can attend the kickoff event, and make a difference.

The “Road to MetLife Stadium” has begun.


  • “I am currently a member of the Road to MetLife Stadium Preferred Blogger Program and this post is part of my involvement. While MetLife provides me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, all statements and sentiment in The Jet Press are my own.”

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  • Paul Newbold

    Good event, Good cause. Sadly I’ll never set foot in the stadium again. I miss live football action, but don’t miss the damn nonsense that goes along with it!! Woody’s PSLs disenfranchised me, the drunks ended it for me. Damn shame, I have very fond memories of football at Shea. As far as I’m concerned Woody should change the name to the N.J. Jets, Its sad what they have done to this sport.

    • TheJetPress

      I can’t blame you, but remember this is in NYC. It’s at MetLife Plaza, not the stadium

      • Paul Newbold

        I was referring o the Met Life Bowl, not the Plaza. Sorry I went on a rant. Its just seems every time you cruise the sports pages its another player in trouble with the law, or another act of the “rowdy” fans ruining these type of events. Its just sad.

        • TheJetPress

          no worries, I misunderstood you. I agree with your sentiment every time you read the sports pages…..keep it where it is, we will focus on football as much as we can.

    • Frank Antonelli

      Well Woody did attempt to move football back into New York, which would have been amazing. However, that crook Dolan and those corrupt New York politicians stopped the Jets from moving back to New York in 2005. At least Woody tried to do the right thing. It was nice to hear about Dolan’s issues with Madison Square Gardens! Karma is a bitch!