#MetLifeTakeover FAQ


UPDATE: 2018 #MetLifeTakeover Tickets Are SOLD OUT

As of 9/5/18 Tailgate Tickets and Bus Tickets are still available.


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 2018 #MetLifeTakeover takes place on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 which is week 2 of the NFL season.. The Takeover consists of a massive group ticket purchase and a huge tailgate party before the game. We own the largest group ticket purchases 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 have awarded us the “Best Community Site” at their annual Web Weekend for the past 5 years.

Ticket Information:

  • You can purchase tickets to the #MetLifeTakeover here.
  • Tickets are $70 but are only $65 if you order before July 13th.
  • There is a $3 “shipping” fee on every order to help cover the PayPal transaction fee.
  • We don’t give out the exact section information because we want to encourage people to buy with us, but they are in the corner 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 filers for your email confirmation letter!
  • Tickets will be delivered via e-mail within two weeks of purchase. We process and deliver each ticket individually. Please be patient.
  • Starting this year, the NFL is going mobile and no longer accepts PDF printed tickets. You must have your ticket downloaded to your phone. You can read more about that HERE.
  • If you are coming with a group we offer discounts if you purchase 10 or more tickets. Contact us at dolfansnyc@gmail.com for more info.

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 they have offered Dolfans NYC a $20 off coupon: DOLFANSNYC2018
  • There is also a non alcoholic option for $45 and a $10 off coupon: FINSUP
  • Coupons expire September 7th! Tickets will be available day of but for $100!
  • Menu includes, but not limited to: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sausages, and Veggie Burgers.
    Chicken Scarpiello, Chicken Parm, Sausage and Peppers, Slow cooker BBQ pulled pork, Eggplant Rollitini, Eggplant Parm, Penne a la Vodka, Penne Pesto, Mac and Cheese, Pasta Salad, Variety of Hot and Cold Appetizers, and much more!
  • The 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.
  • You are also welcome at the tailgate even if you don’t buy tickets with us. The more the merrier!
  • The tailgate is in Bus Lot 4. If you drive you need a Yellow 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 DJ Tropic spinning music, special guests, raffles, and of course our Dolfans NYC merch for sale.
  • For more info and to purchase your tickets directly from Urban Tailgate click here.
  • Tailgate tickets are available day of but remember the price goes up to $100 after September 1st.

Transportation from Slattery’s:

  • We offer round trip buses from Manhattan for $30.
  • Bus seat 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 8:30am sharp. Please arrive by 8am to sign in and get your wristband.
  • Buses will be returning immediately after the game so please head directly back once the game ends.
  • Coffee and bagels will be provided at Slattery’s starting at 7am.
  • 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.

Other Transportation:


  • Unfortunately we don’t offer any group hotel rates or anything like that.
  • Most hotels in Manhattan are a fairly inexpensive cab 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 for tickets and bus tickets 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 on that end contact them via the tailgate event page.


  • 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.

Inside The Stadium:

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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