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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 over 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, the tailgate and Dolfans NYC merch & raffles, we have been able to donate over $100,000 to different charities. We are even 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 many more. We've had plenty of Miami media figures and podcast hosts out as well. We even had Fergie show up one year! In 2023 we were featured on episode 2 of HBO's Hard Knocks: In Season with the Miami Dolphins.

In addition, Joe Rose regularly films his pregame radio show live from our tailgate and we have DJs and a live performance from Solo D keeping the party going until kickoff.

2024 #MetLifeTakeover Information:

The 2024 #MetLifeTakeover is a little bit different this year. Because the game falls on week 18 it could take place on either Saturday or Sunday and could even be a night game! Unfortunately this means we are not going to be able to provide bus transportation, but we should still have a huge crew and one hell of a tailgate party! It's also the 15th anniversary so we might have some surprises in store for everyone!

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 from our new Shopify store!

  • Tickets are in the upper decks of MetLife Stadium because that's the only place you can sit 1000 people together.

  • For the second year in a row we have seat selection process where you will be able to choose your seats yourself! Within two weeks of purchase you will be emailed a code that will give you access to a seat selection page. Make sure you check the email you enter at checkout! 

  • Once again ticket prices have increased but we still will be offering early bird discounts.

  • Tickets are normally $150 but if you order them before the regular season starts they are only $125! 

  • Check your spam filter for your email confirmation!

  • If you need more than 20 tickets, please contact us at for a group discount.

  • Buy game tickets 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 we offer an early bird discount 

  • We offer all you can eat and drink for $125 and a non alcoholic option for $100, BUT you can get $20 before the start of the season using code DOLFANSNYC!

  • New this year: Kids under 10 eat free with adult ticket purchase!

  • Buy tailgate tickets directly from Urban Tailgate here!


  • Because of the game flex situation we unfortunately will not be able to offer transportation this year.

  • That being said, there are inexpensive buses that leave from Penn Station, a short walk from our bar Slattery's Midtown Pub.

  • Our plan is to gather at Slattery's and have everyone load up together so we can still travel in a big group which should be a blast even if it isn't our bus. Details to come.

  • Unfortunately this means you won't be able to leave things on the bus during the game so please plan accordingly. 


  • Our usual pre-party is back on after not having one on Thanksgiving last year!

  • The party will take place at Slattery's Midtown Pub on Friday January 3rd from 6-8pm no matter when then game is held. 

  • We will have entertainment, raffles, Dolfans NYC merch for sale and some food and drink specials.

And lastly if you haven't been to a #MetLifeTakeover before, check out what you have been missing. The 2021 #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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