#MetLifeTakeover FAQ

The #MetLifeTakeover is organized by two people who have full time jobs and busy lives outside of Dolfans NYC. We spend hundreds of hours working on this stuff for you guys and we do it all for the love of the Dolphins. To make everyone’s lives easier we have created this huge list of Frequently Asked Questions & other information, so please read it before contacting us.

If we still haven’t answered your question our contact information is at the bottom, but please be patient!

What is the #MetLifeTakeover?

The #MetLifeTakeover is an annual group trip to MetLife Stadium when the Dolphins play the New York Jets organized by Dolfans NYC.

The 2021 #MetLifeTakeover takes place on Sunday, November 21st at 1pm which is week 11 of the NFL season. The Takeover consists of a massive group ticket purchase and a huge tailgate party before the game, as well as a free pre-party the night before at our bar Slattery’s Midtown Pub.

Fun Fact:We hold the record for the largest non-Jets group ticket purchase in MetLife Stadium history!

What is Dolfans NYC?

Dolfans NYC is a New York City based Miami Dolphins fan club. We are officially recognized by the Miami Dolphins and we happen to be the biggest Dolphins fan club on the planet. We were founded in between the 2008 and 2009 NFL seasons by Michelle Stark Kramers and Nate “Igor” Smith. Aside from organizing the #MetLifeTakeover we also throw weekly Dolphins watch parties at Slattery’s Midtown Pub in Manhattan. Dolfans NYC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and through our events and merch sales we have donated tens of thousands of dollars to charity. The Miami Dolphins awarded us the “Best Community Site” at their annual Web Weekend 5 years in a row and commemorated our 10th anniversary with a special presentation at our tailgate party.

Ticket Information:

  • You can purchase tickets to the #MetLifeTakeover here.
  • Tickets to the Jets game are $65 but they are only $55 if you order before the start of the regular season. We are paying slightly less for tickets this year and are passing those savings to early bird purchasers because the sooner you order, the easier it is for us. NOTE: this is the lowest price we’ve offered in years!
  • There is a small “shipping” fee on every item to help cover the PayPal transaction fee. There is no actual shipping, you will get your tickets via email.
  • We don’t give out the exact section information because we want to encourage people to buy with us, but they are in the upper levels.
  • Take it from us, sitting with 1000 Dolfans in the nose bleeds is a lot more fun than sitting in the 100 level surrounded by Jets fans.
  • Check your spam filters for your email confirmation!
  • Tickets will be delivered via e-mail within three weeks of purchase. We process and deliver each ticket individually. Please be patient.
  • You will not receive tailgate or bus tickets. Your name will be on a list when you check in.
  • Once you pay for your tickets, your seats will be assigned, so if you want to sit with someone buying tickets please make sure you and your friends purchase at the same time and let us know you want to sit together.
  • Starting in 2018, the NFL has gone mobile and no longer accepts PDF printed tickets. You must have your ticket downloaded to your phone. You can read more about that HERE.
  • For group ticket purchases, your 10th ticket is free. You must contact us at dolfansnyc@gmail.com before purchasing tickets to get the free ticket.
  • Free #MetLifeTakeover thunder sticks while supplies last with purchase of ticket! We will be giving them away at the merch booth at the tailgate. Don’t blow them up until just before kick off.

Tailgate Information:

  • For years we hosted tailgates on our own but it just became too big for us to do ourselves.
  • Starting in 2017 we have been partnering with a company called Urban Tailgate and it’s been amazing.
  • They offer all you can eat and drink for $85, but this year you can save $10 by buying directly from us.
  • There is also a non alcoholic option for $55 – or $50 if you buy directly from us.
  • Discounts expire November 1st! Tickets will be available day of but for $100!
  • Previous menus have included, but were not limited to: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sausages, and Veggie Burgers.
    Chicken Scarpiello, Chicken Parm, Sausage and Peppers, Slow cooker BBQ pulled pork, Eggplant Rollatini, Eggplant Parm, Penne a la Vodka, Penne Pesto, Mac and Cheese, Pasta Salad, Variety of Hot and Cold Appetizers, and much more!
  • Tailgate begins at 9am and goes until the game begins.
  • You are welcome to BYO and come hang out with us even if you don’t pay for the Urban Tailgate experience. The more the merrier!
  • The tailgate is in the Charter Bus Lot L. If you drive, you can’t part in the bus lot, but can get a Gold Parking pass to get as close as possible to us.
  • We don’t sell parking passes but they are available on the NFL Ticket Exchange or most other ticket sites.
  • We will have music, special guests, raffles, and of course our Dolfans NYC merch for sale.
  • Tailgate tickets are available day of but remember the price goes up to $100.
  • Purchase your tailgate tickets directly from us here!

Transportation from Slattery’s Midtown Pub:

  • We offer round trip buses to the Jets game from our bar in Manhattan for $30.
  • Bus seats are limited and will sell out.
  • Buy your seat on the bus here.
  • You will not receive a ticket, but you will be on a list when you show up at Slattery’s.
  • We will be leaving from Slattery’s at 7:45 am sharp. Please arrive by 7:30am to sign in and get your wristband. The bar will be open at 7:00 am.
  • Buses will be returning immediately after the game so please head directly back once the game ends.
  • Coffee and bagels will be provided for free at Slattery’s starting at 7:00 am.
  • Feel free to bring coolers or chairs, etc. (No propane tanks!) There is room under the bus, but we are not responsible for lost or stolen times.

Total Package:

  • For the first time ever we have a discounted package where you can get a game ticket, round-trip bus ticket from NYC and a tailgate ticket all for just $160 (or $135 for the non-alcoholic option).
  • Buy everything for one low price here!

Other Transportation:

Hotels:

  • Unfortunately we don’t offer any group hotel rates or anything like that.
  • Most hotels in Manhattan are a fairly inexpensive cab/Uber ride to Slattery’s if you are taking the bus with us.
  • There are plenty of hotels near the stadium as well, but no, we don’t know where the Dolphins are staying. Sorry.

Payment Information:

  • When paying we only accept payments online via our website here.
  • We use PayPal but you DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay. You can sign up as a guest and use a credit card.
  • No we do not accept Venmo or the Cash App or cash or checks or Bitcoin or anything else, please don’t ask. Thanks.
  • Remember that all tailgate stuff is handled by Urban Tailgate so if you have any questions about the tailgate contact them here.

Covid Safety:

  • A lot could change between now and November 21st, but we will be following state and federal guidelines. That currently means you do not need to be vaccinated to go to the game or the tailgate, but you must have proof of vaccine to go to the pre-party at Slattery’s or ride the bus to the game with us.
  • Slattery’s will accept physical cards or either of the two NY apps, Excelsior Pass and NYC Covid Safe.

Refunds:

  • Tickets are NOT refundable, but if something unexpected happens let us know and we can try and help you sell them to a fellow Dolphins fan.
  • Do NOT list your ticket on the secondary market. We don’t want Jets fans sitting with us. If you can’t make it try selling them on our Facebook page.
  • The NFL’s flex schedule means that games after week 5 can have their times changed by TV networks. There is a chance the game could be played at 4pm or even (extremely unlikely) 8:25pm. If this happens everything will still go on as planned only pushed to later. Expect an email with exact details if they announce a change. Plan accordingly as we offer no refunds.

Inside The Stadium:

  • No fighting! No excessive drinking, etc! The Jets keep having us back and we want that to continue. Please be responsible.
  • We have a couple rows specifically reserved for families. If you have young kids and would prefer to be in the Family Friendly rows (ie, hopefully less cursing), please let us know NO LATER than week one!
  • Make sure you have a clear bag if you want to bring anything to a game. We will have Dolfans NYC branded clear bags for sale if you need them.
  • The full list of information of what you can and can’t bring into MetLife Stadium is here.
Contacting us:
  • If we still haven’t answered your question please contact us at dolfansnyc@gmail.com or via Twitter at @DolfansNYC.
  • You can post in our Facebook group and maybe other people can help, but we try and use Facebook as little as possible so please do not message us on there and expect an answer.
  • Sorry, we are not available to talk on the phone.
  • Again, please be patient. It’s just two of us and we have busy lives outside of this insanely massive event.

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