The Jets have fallen on tough times of late, but they have a rich history dating back to its founding in 1959. In 1965 the Jets started an era of success when quarterback Joe Namath made his debut, winning the American Football League's Rookie of the Year. In 1967, the Jets recorded their first winning season in team history. In 1969, the Jets continued their success and defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. After the Super Bowl, the Jets' franchise went into a slump, failing to make the playoffs again until the 1981 season, when they fell to the Buffalo Bills in the Wild-Card round of the playoffs. The Jets would end up making the playoffs four times in the 1980's. New York rose to prominence again in 1997 when Bill Parcells became the head coach, leading the Jets to their first winning season in nine years, then back to the playoffs in 1998. New York most recently made the playoffs in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, winning a combined four games over the two postseasons. The Jets have five retired five numbers, but have more players in their Ring of Honor. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for New York Jets tickets.
2015 Jets Season Preview
The Jets were not expected to have a great season in 2013, but somehow found their way to an 8-8 finish, saving Rex Ryan’s job and giving them a better outlook this upcoming season. The Jets have made some big moves in the offseason, bringing in Michael Vick to compete with Geno Smith, among others. Vick is one of the best backups in the league if he doesn’t win the job right off, so expect Smith to have a short leash. Also brought in was Chris Johnson, the former 2,000 yard rusher from Tennessee and Eric Decker, who has been great the last two season in Denver. The Jets picked up S Calvin Pryor from Louisville in the first round of the draft, then grabbed TE Jace Amaro from Texas Tech. Amaro broke records in college football for receptions as a tight end and could be the big target Smith needs after Santonio Holmes’s departure. The Jets will begin the season at home against the Raiders before heading off to Lambeau for a Week 2 contest with the Packers. Other big home games include games with the Bears, Broncos, Steelers and Patriots.
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New York Jets Football at MetLife Stadium Address: 1 MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 07073
The Jets play their home games at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets and the New York Giants moved into MetLife Stadium together in 2010 after spending the previous years sharing Giants Stadium. MetLife Stadium holds more than 82 thousand screaming fans. When at MetLife Stadium you will hear the deafening cry of "J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS," emanating from all corners of the stadium. The New York Jets home bench is on the MetLife Stadium sideline with sections 109-117. MetLife Stadium parking information is covered in our Jets event guide.
A rivalry that dates back to 1960, these two teams have played each other over 100 times. With both these teams being in the AFC East, the importance of the games are dramatically higher and more intense and it occurs two times a season. It is not uncommon for the trash talk to pick up the week leading up to this matchup.
Jets vs. Dolphins
An almost even split in the win-loss record, this rivalry has been one of the NFL's best since they started competing against each other in the mid-1960's. When these two teams meet, records can be thrown out the window. No matter where the teams are in the standings, this contest has always been highly competitive and intense.
Jets vs. Giants
It is only natural for two teams that share the same stadium to have an intense rivalry. These two teams may not play each other on a yearly basis, but bragging rights in the city that they play is always up for grabs. With the legacy both teams have had in the NFL, this rivalry won't slow down anytime soon.
Jets in the Super Bowl, AFC Championship and NFL Playoffs
When the New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III and became the first AFL team to defeat an NFL team in the championship game, it changed the NFL landscape forever. Their victory helped create the NFL that is known today. The Jets have made the playoffs 10+ times since 1980 and went to back-to-back AFC Championship games in 2009 and 2010.
New York Jets Event Guide
When do gates open before a Jets home game?
The gates to MetLife Stadium will open to the public two hours prior to kickoff.
Do my kids need a ticket to enter?
Children up to 34" inches in height may enter MetLife Stadium with out New York Jets tickets, but must share a seat with an adult.
What's the best way to get to MetLife Stadium on game day?
If you're in the city, get to 34 St-Herald Square Station and take a Hoboken-bound PATH train. Once you're at the Hoboken Station, walk upstairs to the NJ Transit Rail Station and buy a ticket to MetLife Sport Complex Station. You can also get there easily from the 34th St-Penn Station in Manhattan.