Football Travel Season Gets Going, Starting with New York City
We’re just about a week away from the start of the professional football season and, with or without the referees (they’re using replacement officials for now), the NFL is ready for this year’s first week of kickoffs. Of course the television networks are eager for you to tune in as well, but for true football fans there’s nothing like celebrating the season by being there in person.
For those who call the greater New York area home this won’t be too difficult to accomplish, as this year’s opening game is set to have the Dallas Cowboys face off against the New York Giants over at MetLife Stadium over in beautiful East Rutherford, New Jersey. The party is set to start about an hour before the game begins as the NFL attempts to throw their own tailgating party—minus the beverages in red cups. They’ve shelled out the cash to ensure everyone has a good time, and that includes bringing in Mariah Carey and No Doubt for a couple of live performances.
Just don’t look to party with Gwen and Mariah over in New Jersey, as apparently they’ll be over in Manhattan doing their thing on a stage outside of front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The concert will be free to fans, but they haven’t released all the details as of yet—we’re kind of assuming you’ll need to score a wristband or something else to ensure your attendance.
The entire week prior to kickoff will feature some other football stuff in and around the city, as the league celebrates New York as Super Bowl Champions. There’s the very first NFL Back to Football Run in Central Park, some kind of photo day thing, as well as Kickoff Village over in Times Square. It pretty much sounds like you’ll be running into an NFL event in New York as often as you’d pass by a Starbucks—not that that’s a bad thing.
[Photo of last year's events: NFL]