GAMEDAY GUIDE
GIANTS VS. EAGLES
October 11, 2018 | 8:20 PM | MetLife Stadium

Thursday night’s game is presented by Pepsi, the official soft drink of the New York Giants.

Pepsi is bringing their Tailgate Tour to MetLife Stadium on Thursday, October 11. This FREE tailgate party is open to all fans and features a full gaming area including all-time tailgate favorites like cornhole, ladder ball and giant Jenga. Fans will have special opportunities to win Pepsi Stuff items, game tickets and more, as well as, enjoy free ice cold Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Zero Sugar.  Super Bowl Champion, Justin Tuck, will appear from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and country music duo LOCASH will perform from 6:45 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.

The Tailgate Tour is located in the parking lots between Lot E & F and is open from 3:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

GIANTS PRIDE RALLY TOWELS

Don’t forget to pick up your Giants Pride Rally Towels, courtesy of Pepsi, as you enter the stadium on Thursday! Guest services will be at each gate handing out towels to all fans entering MetLife Stadium. 


In the two games against the Eagles last year, Eli Manning attempted 104 passes completing 72 for 800 yards. All three statistics are Giants records for a single season against one opponent. All three were also high totals for any quarterback against any team in 2017. The 15-year quarterback will look for the same type of success Thursday night against the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles in the first leg of the season series.   

DID YOU KNOW?

·         Odell Beckham Jr.’s 100-yard game in Carolina was his third of the season and the 22nd of his career, tying Amani Toomer’s franchise record. Beckham was the first Giants player with a touchdown reception and a touchdown pass in the same game since Frank Gifford on November 22, 1959. Gifford had a 33-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Charlie Conerly and threw a 37-yard scoring pass to Alex Webster against the Chicago Cardinals in Minneapolis.

·         Beckham was the fourth player in NFL history to have at least 100 receiving yards and a 50+ yard touchdown pass in the same game, joining New England’s (and former Giant) David Patten (October 21, 2001 at Indianapolis), Pittsburgh’s Tom Tracy (December 13, 1958 vs. the Chicago Cardinals) and Philadelphia’s Billy Ray Barnes (November 16, 1958 vs. Chicago Cardinals). Beckham and Patten are the only players to accomplish the feat with a touchdown catch. Beckham was the first Giants player with a reception, pass attempt, punt return and kickoff return in the same game since Toomer showed the same versatility on September 21, 1998 vs. Dallas.

·         With 29 more return yards in Week 5, cornerback Janoris Jenkins has 447 career interception return yards, second-most in the NFL since he was drafted by the Rams in 2012. Current Rams cornerback Marcus Peters, who was drafted by Kansas City in 2015, leads with 530.

·         The Giants-Eagles rivalry, which began in 1933 and spans 166 regular-season games, has a point differential of just 56 -- in the Giants’ favor. Big Blue narrowly leads the all-time series, 83-81-2. They are tied 2-2 in the postseason.

·         Last season, the NFC East became the only division with four Super Bowl winners. The Eagles captured their first in 2017, bringing the division’s total up to an NFL-high 13 (Cowboys: five, Giants: four, Redskins: three).

·         With 129 yards, Saquon Barkley became the third player in NFL history to begin a career with at least five consecutive games of 100 or more scrimmage yards. The others are Adrian Peterson (five) and Kareem Hunt (seven).

·         Giants coach Pat Shurmur’s NFL coaching career began in Philadelphia, where he was an Eagles assistant for 10 seasons under Andy Reid (1999-2008). Shurmur later did a second stint of three more seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Eagles before joining the Vikings.

GAMEDAY INITIATIVES

Crucial Catch

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  As part of the Giants Crucial Catch efforts, members of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority will be in the parking lots before the game to distribute Giants Crucial Catch Koozies in exchange for donations.  All funds raised will be donated to The American Cancer Society, ZTA, Breast Cancer Research Fund and the Betty Torricelli Institute for Breast Care at Hackensack University Medical Center.

The Giants will also honor breast cancer survivors during the pre-game ceremony, inviting them to join us on the field to hold the flag during the National Anthem.  The survivors will be joined by international award-winning recording artist and American Cancer Society global ambassador Normani, and her mother Julianne, a breast cancer survivor.

The Giants, NFL and the American Cancer Society encourage you to take a look at The Defender, a new online tool that provides tips on how to reduce your risk of cancer.

 Throwback Uniforms

For the third straight season, the Giants will break out their alternate uniforms. It will be the second time fans at MetLife Stadium get to see the all-white uniforms and throwback ‘GIANTS’ helmet.

PARKING AND TRAFFIC UPDATES

Due to the weekday game and weather forecast for Thursday night, we anticipate heavy traffic in the area prior to the game.  We recommend that you plan accordingly for your travel to the game.

Route 495 lane closures

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has officially announced necessary lane closures as part of the rehabilitation of the Route 495 Bridge over Routes 1 & 9 and Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen.  Please click here for more information.

 Lot 26 closure

Due to construction on the east side of the MetLife Sports Complex, Parking Lot 26 is no longer an available parking area.  Parking Lot 27 is still available for tailgating and grilling and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Replacing surface Lot 26 are Parking Decks A and E.  Both of these decks are open and available for parking and tailgating, however GRILLING IS NOT PERMITTED in these parking structures.

 Parking for Guests without Pre-Paid Permits

Guests without prepaid permits may also park at the off-site lot located at 20 Murray Hill Parkway, East Rutherford, NJ 07073 for $40. Shuttle service will be provided to and from MetLife Stadium.

 Port Authority Bus Terminal – Gate Changes

On October 11, the Coach USA 351 Express bus to the game begins loading from 41st street between 8th and 9th Avenues at 4:30 p.m. and runs continuously until 7:00 p.m.  The last bus will depart from MetLife Stadium 30 minutes after the game ends.  Limited seating is available.

Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

 NJ Transit

NJ TRANSIT will provide rail shuttle service to/from MetLife Stadium on Thursday.  Service to the Meadowlands Station from Secaucus will begin approximately three hours prior to the 8:20 p.m. kickoff and will run for approximately 90 minutes following the end of the game. 

For more information click here.

 Metro-North Railroad

Guests should visit MTA Metro-North Railroad's website or call the MNRR Travel Information line at 212-532-4900 for information on schedules and service locations.

 

OUTSIDE THE GATES

Bud Light Beer Garden

The Bud Light Beer Garden, located outside of the MetLife and Verizon gates, will feature $5 Budweiser draft beers and great music from 3:30 p.m. until kickoff.  Giants Legend and Super Bowl Champion George Martin* will sign autographs for fans from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. 

The Northwest Tailgate

Looking for the ultimate Giants tailgate, gameday experience? Come visit The Northwest tailgate trailer located on the roadway between the MetLife and Pepsi gates. Enjoy fun games, prizes and a photo opportunity with Super Bowl Champion Pepper Johnson* from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Also, pick up the latest in Giants merchandise to help with your Giants gameday and everyday apparel, homegating and tailgating items for the season.

The Northwest: The Official Blanket and Bag of the New York Football Giants! Make it Official!

New Jersey Attorney General’s Office

Stop by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office booth on the island outside the MetLife and Verizon gates to learn how Insurance Fraud costs the average New Jersey resident $1,300 every year! While you are there, take a picture with their sidewalk chalk that looks like you are actually standing on a cliff!

SERVPRO®

SERVPRO® is a leader and provider of FIRE and WATER cleanup and restoration services, as well as MOLD remediation for both RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL properties. If disaster strikes – no matter the size of the damage – call 1-800-SERVPRO or click here. For more than 50 years, SERVPRO® has helped make it “Like it never even happened.” Franchises Independently Owned and Operated.

Stop by SERVPRO's TENT, located between the MetLife and Pepsi Gates, to learn more!

 *Player appearances subject to change

 

PLAZA ACTIVITIES

MetLife Plaza

The MetLife Plaza is a fun-filled fan destination on gameday at MetLife Stadium.  Fans can participate in the following activities:      

  • Work Hard, Root Harder Recognition
    • Do you work in the Healthcare industry? If so, be sure to visit the MetLife Benefits Desk to receive a commemorative certificate. MetLife will be honoring different workforces at each game this season, so be sure to check back each week to see which workforce will be acknowledged!
       
  • Alumni Autograph Signing
    • Join us at the MetLife Plaza stage this Thursday for your chance to meet and receive an autograph from Giants Legend Antrel Rolle*.  Rolle will sign autographs and take pictures from 6:45 p.m. until 8:15 p.m.
       
  • Punt, Pass and Kick Field
    • Are you gameday ready? Come show us your skills at the MetLife Punt, Pass and Kick Field!
       
  • Personalized Fan Photos
    • Come create your personalized photo to commemorate your gameday experience!


SAP Plaza

Through a variety of skills and challenges, SAP will help fans take their football skills to the next level. SAP created a FAN COMBINE, which allows fans to experience the same drills the pros do on their combine day. SAP will provide insights to show fans how to perform drills at their best. Giants alum and two-time Super Bowl Champion Ahmad Bradshaw* will sign autographs at the combine from 7:15 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

Giants Pregame Radio Show on WFAN

The Giants pregame radio show will air on WFAN 660 AM.  The show begins at 6:50 p.m.  Hosts Lance Medow, John Schmeelk, Paul Dottino and Jeff Feagles will get Giants fans ready for all the action with an in-depth preview of the game.

 Toyota

Check out the latest Toyota models at the Toyota Car display, including the new Giants-wrapped vehicle and take Eli’s challenge make a pledge at the Tackle Kid’s Cancer Camry!

Verizon Plaza

Visit the Verizon Fan Zone on the plaza inside the Verizon Gate to check out what special offers Verizon has for Giants fans!

Don’t forget to stop by the new Verizon Up Club on the 100-level concourse where Verizon customers can charge their phones and sign up for the Verizon Up rewards program and take advantage of the opportunity to win special prizes.

Giants Flagship Store

Stop by the Giants Flagship Store presented by VISA for all of the latest fan gear.  You'll be able to find gifts galore, apparel for the whole family, and fun additions for your tailgate party. 

Giants Legacy Club Presented by NewYork-Presbyterian

Make sure you take time to visit the New York Giants Legacy Club Presented by NewYork-Presbyterian.  This team museum is located on the 100 Level Concourse nearest Section 144, just above the MetLife Gate.  The Legacy Club is open to all fans, beginning when the stadium gates open through halftime of each Giants home game.  Fans can re-live the most memorable moments and view artifacts from throughout the team’s 94-year history.  Busts of the team’s most celebrated players and personalities are displayed, along with each of the team’s Super Bowl trophies and rings.  It’s a must-see exhibit for fans of all ages!

ENTERTAINMENT

On Thursday, Kandace Springs will perform the national anthem. If Kandace Springs‘ new album Indigo sounds like something new, that’s because it is. Simple while funky. Classic but contemporary. Straightforward in the way it breaks down complex ideas and genres. And, at the end of the day, undeniably human.

 

Color Guard

The Teaneck Police Department will present the colors prior to Thursday’s game.

 

Halftime

Halftime will feature LOCASH, formerly known as the LoCash Cowboys. LOCASH is an American country duo consisting of vocalists Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, natives of Baltimore, Maryland and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively. They have released one album each for Average Joes Entertainment and Reviver Records, and have charted seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay chart. Their highest-charting single is "I Know Somebody", which topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2016.

ALUMNI APPEARANCES

300 Level Concourse

Don’t miss your chance to meet New York Giants alum and Super Bowl Champion Stevie Brown* at the game!  He will sign autographs from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on the 300 level concourse by section 315. 

Bud Light Beer Garden

Giants Legend and Super Bowl Champion George Martin* will sign autographs for fans from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Bud Light Beer Garden, outside of the MetLife and Verizon gates.

The Northwest Tailgate

Come visit The Northwest tailgate trailer located on the roadway between the MetLife and Pepsi gates. Enjoy fun games, prizes and a photo opportunity with Super Bowl Champion Pepper Johnson* from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 

MetLife Plaza

Join us at the MetLife Plaza stage this Thursday for your chance to meet and receive an autograph from  Giants Legend Antrel Rolle*, who will sign autographs and take pictures from 6:45 p.m. until 8:15 p.m.  

SAP Plaza

Giants alum and two-time Super Bowl Champion Ahmad Bradshaw* will sign autographs at the SAP FAN COMBINE from 7:15 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

*Player appearances subject to change 

LEAVING THE GAME

The Uber Zone at MetLife Stadium

The Giants and Uber have teamed up to provide a great way to get home from the game!

Here are some pro tips to get you home:

 1.  Select your ride

Once you exit MetLife Stadium, open your Uber app and set your drop-off location. You’ll see a guaranteed up-front fare displayed in the app before you request. Select your preferred ride option on the slider at the bottom of your screen.

2.  Head to the Uber Zone located in Lot E

Once you request your ride, head directly to the Uber Zone, located in Lot E outside of the Verizon gate. Your driver will meet you there.

3.  Locate your driver

Once your driver has arrived in Lot E, he or she will call/text you to let you know in which row they are parked. If you are having trouble connecting with your driver, you can call/text him or her.

GAMEDAY FEATURES AND REMINDERS

Text Messaging for Assistance

On gameday, if you wish to report issues or concerns or ask for information or assistance in a fast, easy and convenient way, you may do so by texting the MetLife Stadium Command Center by using the GuestAssist text message service. Guests should address the text message to 78247, type the word GIANTS followed by a space, the request and location. MetLife Stadium Parking staff, Safety Services team members and/or New Jersey State Police will respond, as appropriate.

Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Program

Be a responsible Giants fan, and plan ahead to have safe transportation to and from every game.  Giants fans who are 21 years of age or older can pledge to be a designated driver at the Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver booths, which are located at each entry gate, as well as all Guest Services booths in MetLife Stadium.  Those who sign up will receive a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage voucher and a chance to win great prizes, including a chance to be the Designated Driver of the Game, game tickets and a trip to the Super Bowl or Pro Bowl.  When you enjoy alcohol responsibly and make a designated driver part of your game plan, everyone wins!

If you are 21 or older, make your pledge at a Good Sport booth at each game for the remainder of the season. You will help the team earn six challenge points and ensure your friends get home safely.  For more details, click here.

Bag Policy

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into stadiums, the New York Giants adhere to the NFL policy that limits the size and types of bags that may be brought into stadiums.

For complete details on the NFL carry-in policy, please click here.

Fan Guide

The 2018 Giants Fan Guide can now be found by clicking here. We encourage you to review the Fan Guide prior to attending Giants games this season. We want to make your gameday experience as enjoyable as possible. The Fan Guide can help answer many of your questions.  Additionally, you can find the Fan Code of Conduct on page 21 of the guide.

 The Giants Women's Club

The Giants Women’s Club, which launched in 2014, has over 13,000 members from around the world and continues to grow. Over the past four years, we’ve hosted a wide range of events from Training Camp visits, to a Draft Day Chalk Talk and group workouts so that our members can get to know each other – and we’ve had a blast! Visit www.GiantsWomensClub.com to sign up at no cost.

SEATING CHART
CONCESSIONS
TICKET OFFICE

The Giants Ticket Office is located on the west side of MetLife Stadium and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. On non-game days, visitors should park in Lots F or G and should access the Stadium through the MetLife Gate.

Customer Service windows are open on game day beginning 2 hours prior to kickoff.

The contact information for the Giants Ticket Office is:

New York Giants Ticket Office
Quest Diagnostics Training Center
1925 Giants Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Phone: (201)935-8222
Fax: (201)372-7928
NYTICKET@GIANTS.NFL.NET

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