So are you a New York Giants fan? Do you wear that blue proudly? Are you looking forward to the Giants denying the Patriots or taking the Eagles down a notch this year? Well if you’re real Giants fan then the answers to all of these should be a resounding YES. But if you’re a fan then you already have a good idea of what it’s going to cost to get into a home game and what you’ll be needing to bring to make it an enjoyable time. As ticket prices and concessions go it’s not all that bad to be honest, on the average, but if you want the better seats and the newest merchandise then you might need to pad your wallet with a few extra bucks just in case something really catches your eye. At this point if you’re an adult and you’re going to the game you already realize that you’re not going to have just one drink, and if your kids are going, or your wife, or friends, or anyone that just wants to share the experience, you’re not going to be getting just one soda, one hot dog, one pretzel, or just one of anything. This is going to cost some do-re-mi, and to be prepared is always the best idea when going to a game.
Here’s the average of what it’s going to cost for your good time.
Ticket prices are reasonable at least compared to other stadiums.
To get into the MetLife stadium is going to cost you around $123, give or take a handful of change here or there. It’s not the most expensive ticket in the place and it likely will keep you pretty far away from the action, but hey, you’re there, you get to watch an NFL game IN PERSON. Be glad it’s not more expensive since some stadiums start at around $200 to $300 and keep climbing. MetLife is probably one of the more reasonable stadiums when it comes to getting a decent seat where you can see the action and fully enjoy yourself. The glory of the place might be dimmed just a bit since it has to be shared with the Jets, but on Giants’ game days you can at least pretend it’s all theirs and can cheer on your team without having to think about Gang Green.
Concessions are actually not that bad.
You know those places you go to and spend about $7 to $8 for a plastic cup of beer that wouldn’t even hold a 12 oz. can? Yeah, that’s not here. MetLife has reasonable prices on some of their concessions as a beer will cost you around $5 while a soda will be $3. A hot dog might run $6, which is a little pricey but still manages to give you the stadium experience and the memory to go with it. So yeah, some of this stuff might start to add up after a while but relatively speaking it’s still about the same price as going to a movie minus the cost of the ticket. Eating out at a place like MetLife isn’t going to save your bank account in the long run but it’s going to be a lot cheaper than other stadiums that have opted for different menus that offer gourmet meals at gourmet prices. It’s a football game, which means it’s time to kick back, grab some suds, a soda, and a dog, and just enjoy yourself as you root on your team.
Parking might be a little stiff, but it’s still manageable.
It’s understandable if you want to rely on your own transportation to get you to the game, or to a tailgating party that you might be hosting, or for any other reason. But parking is going to run you at least $30 so you might want to think about carpooling or possibly taking public transportation. Think about it, making your way to the game via party bus, or taking your friends and family with you rather than making them take their own rigs is a cheaper option and a great way to get pumped for the game. The parking cost isn’t that bad to be honest, but finding a spot if you arrive any later than a few hours before the game is going to be an effort in futility since you know people show up to the game early on purpose just to find a spot to plant the old war wagon, so to speak.
So looking at all the numbers you’d be best served by bringing about $300+ with you to a Giants game just to be sure that you have enough to park, get in the gate, and then satisfy your appetites. If you’re looking to purchase merchandise too however you might want to bump that number up to $400+ just to be safe. After all, it’s the NFL, and it comes with a pretty big price tag sometimes.