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Tailgating: Is Tailgating allowed at MetLife Stadium?
Yes, Tailgating is allowed in parking lots at MetLife Stadium for New York Giants games.
Click on link for Tailgating and Parking Map. Parking lots open at 8 a.m. for New York Giants games at MetLife Stadium. yes, people will be tailgating starts at 8 a.m. Tailgating will be permitted on the MetLife Sports Complex parking lots with the exception of the parking deck that is located next to the IZOD Center. Parking is on a first-come first-served basis. One car equals one space.

Gates Open: What time do gates open at MetLife Stadium for Giants games?
Gates Open for home games at MetLife Stadium 2 Hours (120 minutes) before game time (kickoff).

Parking Lots Close: What time do parking lots at MetLife Stadium close for tailgating?
Parking lots are closed at MetLife Stadium 2 Hours (120 minutes) after the game concludes.

Best Bars: Where are the best bars to go to before a Giants game at MetLife Stadium?
There are no bars in the vicinity of MetLife Stadium. Welcome to the new Jersey swamp. BeforeTheTip advises you to show up early and tailgate in the parking lot. If you are taking public transportation, pack a few cold ones for the train ride in.

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Best Burger: Where can I get the best burger around MetLife Stadium before a Giants’ game?

Bubba BurgerBubba Burger
(In Stadium)
Section 135 (plaza level) and Concourse Sections:
106, 131, 202, 226, 313, 332 & 338
Cheap Beer: Where is there a bar with cheap beer near MetLife Stadium?
BYOB to MetLife Stadium Parking Lots. There are no bars outside the stadium. If traveling by Train, Penn Station and Port Authority sell Bud Light Tall Boys for $3.00.

Bag Check: Where can I check my bag/ purse near MetLife Stadium?
There is no known bag check at MetLife stadium for Giants games at this time.

What Can you Bring Inside MetLife Stadium: From the New York Giants Official Website:
The Giants strongly encourage fans to not bring any type of bags or purses, but outlined today what is permissible. Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bags into the stadium:
One bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”, OR
A one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar) AND In addition to one of the clear bags noted above, fans may also carry in a small clutch bag, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap.
Guests are welcome to carry-in the following items into MetLife Stadium:
Food of any kind that is contained in a clear plastic bag. (Food is allowed to be brought in for Giants games)
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
All bags and other permissible items will be subject to multiple screenings prior to entering MetLife Stadium.
The following items are not permitted to be 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 (No alcohol is allowed to be brought into MetLife Stadium)
Banners, signs or flags of any size
Umbrellas, strollers, laser pointers, and balls of any kind
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 other item deemed inappropriate by Stadium management

Gamewatch: I’m not attending the game, where can I watch the New York Giants around in New York City or in a different city around the country?
BeforeTheTip Logo Click the BeforeTheTip Logo for a list of bars and restaurants across the country where you can watch the New York Giants. This list is always growing. If you know of New York Giants bars and Gamewatches in other cities, let us know on twitter @BeforeTheTip or Email us at

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