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Giants Stadium

50 State Rte. 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073 40.864004 -74.124842
nr. Paterson Plank Rd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
201-935-3900 Send to Phone

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meadowlands.com

Directions

The Port Authority offers bus service to Giants Stadium up to two hours before an event and a bus back up to an hour afterward.

Parking

  • On Premise Parking

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After decades of sharing venues with the Yankees, Mets, Jets, and even Yale University, the Giants opened their very own stadium with a loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the fall of 1976. Located in the Meadowlands sports complex, the open-air stadium seats more than 80,000 fans, giving it the second-highest capacity in the NFL. The Giants wouldn’t be the sole tenants for long; the Jets made the move here in 1984. Designed by Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum—the firm that would go on to build many of the country's most iconic sports venues—the stadium was constructed to ensure unobstructed views of the field from every seat. And while that’s true, the field is pretty much the only thing worth looking at here, as the enclosed, concrete-and-steel structure is rather humdrum. The Red Bulls of the MLS play their home games here, and it might also be considered a home field of sorts for New Jersey rock royalty Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. The end is near for Giants Stadium, however: In 2010, both the Jets and Giants will move into a new Meadowlands stadium, being built in the current one's parking lot.

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Legend has it that controversial Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who mysteriously disappeared around the same time the stadium was being constructed, is buried under the field. For the record, no indications of his remains have ever been found.

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