This is some maps and directions for Metlife Stadium. After the first show here on Thursday we spent 1.5 hours getting to our place one mile away, in what should have taken a nice little 20 minutes walk according to google maps.
Metlife stadium is not built for easy walking. The signs and directions are all made for walking to a certain parking lot, and if you don't plan carefully, you will end up in a tunnel or a queue or walking the wrong direction, and you will spend half an hour extra messing around the stadium in queues of people.
So yesterday Sunday I "rehearsed" my walk back after the show. All parking lots were closed, so it was impossible to do a real walk, but I did see how to cross roads, and how the tunnel, walking bridges and traffic is organized.
If you have additional information or corrections feel free to comment.
More maps here:Metlife Stadium - Official maps and diagrams
Picture #1 below:
I took this picture from my plane when I arrived into Newark airport in the afternoon the day before the show. Manhattan is in the background. The stage is located near parking lots G and H.
Picture #2 below:
If you take the train or are heading for parking lots B, C or D then exit through the SAP gate. The gates are clearly marked here - SAP towards the tunnel across the 120, BUD LIGHT and PEPSI on stage sides Keith (Pit-2) and Ronnie (Pit-1) sides, VERIZON takes you to parking lots E and F. If you walk out of the wrong gate vs your destination then be prepared to queue oustide for quite a while...
Picture #3 below:
This is google maps. If you intend to cross the 120 then the tunnel above parking lot C is your only safe option, as there are no sidewalks in the "Road D" which is crossing the 120. Many people were jam packed in this tunnel, don't go there unless you already came that way before the show. Half of the people who went there came back. To get to parking lot B you need to leave some stairs inside the tunnel before you cross the 120 inside the tunnel, then walk through a separate walk bridge.
If you ask for directions then ask at least five different official people, because half of them will give you misleading information in some areas. Then follow the ones that are adding up to the most sensible direction.
I have been to many stadiums, also this one, Giants stadium in the past, same location, but I have never experienced such a mess really.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2019-08-05 18:00 by bv.