East Rutherford Travel Guide
The first week of the NFL season is over, and we’re sure that some fans are already looking forward to the 2011 season after some lackluster opening performances. No matter how your team did there was one definite winner this past weekend, and that was the debut of the New Meadowlands Stadium. After spending over a billion dollars, the new football shrine in East Rutherford, NJ welcomed the New York Giants on Sunday and the Jets on Monday night.
Besides being gigantic, the new stadium has some significant technology upgrades compared to the old place, so maybe all the new fun stuff will make it a little easier to swallow those over-inflated ticket prices. Even from the comfort of our couch we could easily see the four huge 30-foot by-118 foot high definition televisions at each corner of the stadium. There’s also a massive ribbon scoreboard that circles the whole stadium—it’s close to half a mile in length.
Unless the New York Jets somehow make it to the conference championship game against the Baltimore Ravens, professional football is over at Giants Stadium. Saying adios to the old place at the Meadowlands is fine by us, because that allows for the New Meadowlands Stadium to swing open its doors. There’s a lot to do before the NFL 2010 football kickoff, but to get things started there will be plenty of summer fun.
Here’s some of the concerts that you might want to add to your calendar, because you know you want to be one of the first inside new stadium.
The Top Three Anticipated Concerts at the New Meadowlands, after the jump
Its no surprise that hometown boy Bruce Springsteen holds the record as the number one selling artist at the Meadowlands and has sold out more than 50 concerts there with the E Street Band. The boss was scheduled to play three more shows at Giants Stadium on September 30th, October 2nd and October 3rd, but because the shows sold out so quickly, they have added two more dates on October 8th and October 9th. The high demand for tickets is, at least in part, due to the fact that Springsteen will be the last major act to play at the stadium before it is demolished.
If you want to see Bruce at Giants Stadium one last time, you better act fast. The additional show on October 9th is already sold out but, according to Ticketmaster, there are still tickets available for the October 8th concert. As of this morning, a search for the "best available" seats only returned seats in the upper-most level of the stadium for $65.