Starting Saturday, Security Changes At MetLife Stadium in Preparation for Super Bowl XLVIII

Credits: Connor Leonard

SECAUCUS, NJ  - In early August, New York Football Giants season ticket holders received the latest in security “fashion accessories.” With six months to go before the kickoff for Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014, a see-through, clear plastic carry bag was distributed to all Giants season ticket holders. For every two Personal Seat License (PSL) season tickets held, each fan received one clear bag with the Giants NY logo stamped on it.

Clear Plastic Bag
Under the new security rules established for MetLife Stadium, each fan is permitted is permitted to bring in one clear bag. The “free” bags are just shy of the maximum allowable bag size for any clear carry bags permitted which is 12” by 6” by 12.” The clear bags were manufactured in China, far from the East Rutherford home for the Giants and the Jets. Fans are also permitted to bring in a 4½” by 6½” purse or handbag.

Credit: Rich Leonard

Permitted Items
In the same August mailing, Giants’ season ticket holders were also notified of which items are “permitted” and “not permitted” to carry into the stadium. 

Among the permitted items are the following:
  • food of any kind in a clear plastic bag
  • binoculars, without case
  • factory sealed plastic bottles of water or soda, 20 oz. or less (however, the caps will be REMOVED by Safety Service team members)
  • hand carried jackets, blankets or other items (these items will be searched or patted down)
  • still photography cameras with a lens of 6” or less, without case

Credit: Rich Leonard

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Prohibited Items
Among the items prohibited from being carried into MetLife Stadium:
  • Purses larger than 4½” by 6½”
  • Seat cushions of any size
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Banners, signs or flags or any size
  • Any animal with the exception of a service animal
  • Glass bottles, cans, coolers of any kind, thermoses or ice chests

The rules also have an all encompassing catch-all clause which prohibits, “Any other item deemed inappropriate by Stadium management.”

Credit: Rich Leonard

Personal Seat Licenses
Giants’ MetLife stadium can accommodate 82,566 guests. The Personal Seat Licenses were made available when the new stadium was opened in April, 2010. Currently, the available PSL’s range in price from $1,075 to $66,000.   

Preseason begins Saturday
The new security measures at MetLife Stadium will be in effect for the first preseason game, Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., when the Giants hosting the Indianapolis Colts. MetLife Stadium also hosts the home games for the New York Jets; their public relations staff confirmed that Jets Season ticket holders have also received the “clear security”bags.

The new security measures may take some time for fans to get used to. Tailgaters will create a sharp contrast with the fan about to enter the stadium. The tailgater will have the privilege of enjoying a canned drink of soda or beer while carrying a camera enclosed in a case around their neck.

Super Bowl XLVIII
With light attendance predicted for the preseason games, the Giants’ and Jets’ security teams will have plenty of time to perfect their new security prior to the Groundhog Day 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII. Estimated television viewership for the last year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans was 111,300,000. Officials and fans are in agreement that a safe, secure Super Bowl is a necessary and achievable goal. The same individuals are not necessarily in agreement as to the benefit of a massive snowstorm on Feb. 2, 2014 in the open air stadium.

Credit: Connor Leonard


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