The #MetLifeTakeover is Dolfans NYC’s yearly trip to the Dolphins at Jets game in New Jersey. We take over three sections of MetLife Stadium and average about 1000 fans all sitting together. We throw a massive tailgate before the game as well as a pregame party at our bar Slattery’s Midtown Pub.

With the money raised from ticket sales, tailgate and Dolfans NYC merch we have been able to donate tens of thousands of dollars to different charities and are actually a non-profit charity ourselves.

Past tailgate guests have included Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, CEO Tom Garfinkel, SVP and Dolphins legend Nat Moore and players such as Sam Madison, Jim “Crash” Jensen, Joe Rose and more. We even had Dolphins minority owner Fergie come out one year!

2018 #MetLifeTakeover Information:

The 2018 #MetLifeTakeover takes place at 1pm (tailgate starts at 9am) on September 16th, 2018 at MetLifeStadium.

It’s finally time to get your tickets for the 2018 #MetLifeTakeover! Things have changed since last year and there’s a bunch of information to go through, but we are going to try to make this as clear as possible. If you have questions please read everything before emailing us. With 1000 people going every year the amount of questions we get is pretty overwhelming. Thanks!

Read Our Frequently Asked Questions Here!

Game Tickets:

  • For the first time ever you can purchase tickets directly off our website!
  • Tickets are in the upper decks of MetLife Stadium because that’s the only place you can sit 1000 people together.
  • The earlier you order your tickets, the lower your seats will be. If you want to sit with friends you must order at the same time!
  • Tickets are $70 but if you order them before July 13th they are only $65!
  • There is a $3 service fee on each order (our website lists it as S&H) to account for PayPal fees.
  • Tickets must be purchased via PayPal but you can log in as a guest and pay using a credit card if you don’t have PayPal.
  • Check your spam filter for your email confirmation!
  • Tickets will be delivered via Email within two weeks of purchase. Please be patient.
  • We offer discounts for 10 or more tickets. Please email us for more information on group discounts.
  • Buy game tickets here.


  • We provide round trip bus transportation from our bar, Slattery’s Midtown Pub.
  • Seats on the bus cost $30 and include coffee and bagels at Slattery’s before we leave.
  • There are only a limited number of bus seats and once they sell out that’s it.
  • You will not be receiving a bus “ticket”.
  • Once you pay for your seat on the bus your name will be on a list to get a wristband at Slattery’s on game day.
  • Buses leave from Slattery’s at 8:30am on September 16th. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to get signed in.
  • If you are not riding with us, check out our FAQ for more information on parking & public transportation.
  • Buy seats on the bus here.


  • The highlight of the #MetLifeTakeover has to be our massive tailgate party.
  • Starting last year we have partnered with a company called Urban Tailgate to help us throw the best party possible.
  • They provide high end food, alcohol, games and of course entertainment with our own DJ Tropic and other guests.
  • They offer all you can eat and drink for $85, but they have offered Dolfans NYC a $20 off coupon code: DOLFANSNYC2018
  • There is also a non alcoholic option for $45 and a $10 off coupon code: FINSUP
  • Coupons expire September 1st and the price goes up to $100.
  • And of course you are welcome to BYO and come hang out with us even if you don’t pay for Urban Tailgate experience.
  • The tailgate is in Bus Lot 4. If you drive you need a Yellow Parking pass to get as close as possible to us.
  • For more information and to buy tickets head over to Urban Tailgate’s event page.


Anything we didn’t address here should be covered in our massive FAQ but if you have any questions not listed there please email us at dolfansnyc@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @DolfansNYC.

And lastly if you haven’t been to a #MetLifeTakeover before, check out what you have been missing. The 2017 #MetLifeTakeover video is below, but we have a ton of past videos you can check out here.

Thanks and Let’s Go Dolphins!

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