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

With the money raised from ticket sales, the tailgate and Dolfans NYC merch & raffles, 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 The Marks Brothers, Sam Madison, Kim Bokamper, Jim “Crash” Jensen, Joe Rose, Shawn Wooden, Terry Kirby, OJ McDuffie and more. We’ve had plenty of Miami media figures and podcast hosts out as well. We even had Dolphins minority owner Fergie come out one year!

In addition, Joe Rose regularly films his pregame radio show live from our tailgate and we have music from DJ Syckturtle & Solo D to keep the party going until kickoff.

2022 #MetLifeTakeover Information:

The 2022 #MetLifeTakeover takes place starting at 8am on Sunday, October 9th at MetLife Stadium. Busses arrive at 8am, tailgate officially begins at 9am and the game starts at 1pm!

It’s finally time to get your tickets for the 2022 #MetLifeTakeover! Please read this carefully! 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 game 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.
  • Once you pay for your tickets, your seats will be assigned, so please make sure you and your friends purchase at the same time and let us know you want to sit together
  • Unfortunately prices are up across the board but we still will be offering early bird discounts.
  • Tickets are normally $75 but if you order them before the regular season starts they are only $65! 
  • There is a small service fee on each order (our website lists it as S&H) to account for PayPal fees. (Tickets will be delivered digitally.)
  • 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 three weeks of purchase. Please be patient.
  • If you need more than 10 tickets, please contact us at dolfansnyc@gmail.com. For every 10 tickets you buy, you get one free, but you must contact us before purchasing the tickets.
  • This year we will be giving out Dolfans NYC #MetLifeTakeover drink koozies to people who purchase the full package, but we will also be selling them for $5 at the tailgate on game day.
  • Buy game tickets here.


  • We provide round trip bus transportation from our bar, Slattery’s Midtown Pub.
  • Of all the price increases bus tickets have risen the most dramatically. There are more affordable (but less fun) transportation options from Penn Station.
  • Seats on the bus cost $50 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 7:45am on game day. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to get signed in. Slattery’s will open at 7am and will be serving complimentary coffee and bagels.
  • 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.
  • 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 live DJ and other guests.
  • And of course you are welcome to BYO and come hang out with us even if you don’t pay for the Urban Tailgate experience.
  • The tailgate is in the Charter Bus Lot, L4. If you drive, you can’t park in the bus lot, but you can get a Gold Parking pass to get as close as possible to us.
  • Urban Tailgate’s prices have gone up because of food costs, but if you purchase directly from our site, you can save $15. Prices will go up September 12th!
  • We offer all you can eat and drink for $85 and a non alcoholic option for $60.
  • Buy tailgate tickets here!

The Total Package:

  • Because we are now selling tailgate tickets directly we can offer a total package deal to buy game tickets, bus transportation and tailgate tickets for one low cost and in the process get a free Dolfans NYC drink koozie!
  • If you order before the start of the regular season you get everything for $200 per person! An unbeatable deal for a game ticket, all you can eat and drink AND round-trip bus transportation from NYC. Plus the free koozie!
  • We have a non-alcoholic option as well for $185!
  • Get the total package here!

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 2019 #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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