Our New Home

A new tradition begins.  I said good-bye to my "home" of 22 years on a cold cold January night.  I called it a "bittersweet Sunday" - I was sad for a tradition to end, yet delighted to celebrate the night with a win that brought the Jets to the playoffs.

I had the pleasure of taking a tour of the Jets new home today, to see the place where my new tradition will begin.  Just driving on the Meadowlands campus made me nostalgic.  The old stadium is about half way torn down and the familiarity of the place is going away beam by beam.

The "new Jets Stadium" is a work of art.  There's still a lot of finish work to be done, but you can see from the pictures what an upgrade this is to the old stadium.  

What was most noticeable to me was the complete absence of color.  Everything is shades of silver, chrome, gray - keeping it neutral to either team.  I cannot wait to see it ready for game day,  to see all the LED lights do their job and turn the entire place green.

I couldn't be happier with our seats.  The view is more than I ever could have asked for.  As I sat in them and looked out on the field I tried to picture the Jets playing there.  It was a little harder than I thought, but only because it all still feels so new. 

It was a great day and I'm still smiling about it all.   If I thought I was going through Jets withdrawal before, I'm most definitely feeling the symptoms now!   This summer can't get here quick enough!

Here are some pictures from the demolition of the old stadium:

Our new home:

                                    View facing the opposing bench:

                                                                            Jets sideline:

                                View standing above tunnel where Jets will run out:

                                                 Down the visitor's sideline:

Unfortunately the Mexico vs Ecuador soccer game last 
night left the place a mess:

No more red seats!   

Best upgrade ever - TAYLOR HAM FTW!    Only in NJ!

......and finally - the view from our new seats!  I can't wait to meet everyone in Sec 129!   
I hear Fireman Ed is somewhere close by too!