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1.) How do I get to NJSEA’s Meadowlands Sports Complex (MetLife Stadium, IZOD Center, Meadowlands Racetrack)?
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How do I get to the Meadowlands Environmental Center (MEC)?
3.) Where can I find out more information about NJSEA’ (MetLife Stadium, IZOD Center, Meadowlands Racetrack)?
4.) Where can I find out more information about the Meadowlands Environmental Center (MEC)?
5.) Direct phone numbers:
6.) What exactly is “The Meadowlands”?
7.) How do I get from New York City to The Meadowlands?
8.) How do I get To/From Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)?
9.) How do I get To/From JFK airport?
10.) How do I get To LaGuardia airport?
11.) For more information on getting to places like Grand Central Station, Penn Station, or Penn Station, follow this link:
12.) How can I plan group travel events in the Meadowlands?
13.) Where can I get/find a map of the Meadowlands region?
14.) How can I get my business on to this web site?
15.) Who is Eugene Festinolli?
16.) Approximate cab fares for the Meadowlands Region
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  1. 1. How do I get to NJSEA’s Meadowlands Sports Complex (MetLife Stadium, IZOD Center, Meadowlands Racetrack)?

From the George Washington Bridge

  • Follow Interstate 95 South signs to the New Jersey Turnpike south western spur (Sports Complex to exit 16W), which provides direct access to the Sports Complex parking areas.

From the Lincoln Tunnel

  • Take Route 3 West and follow the signs to the Sports Complex and Racetrack.

Traveling North on the New Jersey Turnpike

  • Follow the Western Spur (Sports Complex to Exit 16W), which provides direct access to Sports Complex parking areas.
  • If congested, use eastern spur (Lincoln Tunnel) to exit 16E to Route 3 West, follow directions above.

Traveling South on the Garden State Parkway

  • Garden State Parkway South to exit 163 (Route 17).
  • Follow Route 17 to Paterson Plank Road.
  • Take Paterson Plank Road east to the Sports Complex.

Traveling North on the Garden State Parkway

  • Garden State Parkway North to exit 153A (Route 3).
  • Follow Route 3 East to the Sports Complex.

From Holland Tunnel or Brooklyn-Staten Island Bridge Crossings

  • Take New Jersey Turnpike extension to the Turnpike North. Follow directions above.

From Port Authority’s 41st Street Bus Terminal in Manhattan

  • For more information call (212) 502-2200

From Secaucus Junction Train Station

  • Direct service for major events – vist www.njtransit.com for more information.

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  1. How do I get to the Meadowlands Environmental Center (MEC)?

From the NJ Turnpike:

  • Take exit 16W to Rt. 3 West.
  • Take Rt. 3 West to Route 17 South (Lyndhurst Exit).
  • Follow around the ramp to the traffic light (Quality Inn will be on your left).
  • Make a left onto Polito Avenue.
  • Continue to the end of Polito Avenue.
  • At the STOP sign make a left onto Valley Brook Avenue.
  • Follow this road to the end (approx. 1 1⁄2 miles).
  • Cross the railroad tracks (keep to the left).
  • Meadowlands Environment Center is the first building on the left after the tracks.
  • The second building houses Commission administrative offices.

From the Garden State Parkway:

  • From the Parkway North, take Exit 153A; or from the Parkway South.
  • Take Exit 153 to Rt. 3 East.
  • Follow Rt. 3 East to the 2nd Rt. 17 South Exit (the sign will read: Rt. 17 South/Lyndhurst – Service Road).
  • At the end of the exit ramp there will be a traffic light, and the Quality Inn will be directly across the street to your left.
  • Go straight through the intersection onto Polito Avenue.
  • Continue to the end of Polito Avenue.
  • At the STOP sign make a left onto Valley Brook Avenue.
  • Follow this road to the end (approx. 1 1⁄2 miles).
  • Cross the railroad tracks (keep to the left).
  • Meadowlands Environment Center is the first building on the left after the tracks.
  • The second building houses Commission administrative offices.

From New York: George Washington Bridge

  • Follow signs for the NJ Turnpike.
  • Take Turnpike exit 16W to Rt. 3 West.
  • Take Rt. 3 West to Route 17 South (Lyndhurst Exit).
  • Follow around the ramp to the traffic light (Quality Inn will be on your left).
  • Make a left onto Polito Avenue.
  • Continue to the end of Polito Avenue.
  • At the STOP sign make a left onto Valley Brook Avenue.
  • Follow this road to the end (approx. 1 1⁄2 miles).
  • Cross the railroad tracks (keep to the left).
  • Meadowlands Environment Center is the first building on the left after the tracks.
  • The second building houses Commission administrative offices.

From New York: Lincoln Tunnel

  • Follow exit ramp on left for Rt. 495 at Rt. 3.
  • Take Rt. 3 West to Route 17 South (Lyndhurst Exit).
  • Follow around the ramp to the traffic light (Quality Inn will be on your left).
  • Make a left onto Polito Avenue.
  • Continue to the end of Polito Avenue.
  • At the STOP sign make a left onto Valley Brook Avenue.
  • Follow this road to the end (approx. 1 1⁄2 miles).
  • Cross the railroad tracks (keep to the left).
  • Meadowlands Environment Center is the first building on the left after the tracks.
  • The second building houses Commission administrative offices.

From New York: Holland Tunnel or From Jersey City (downtown)

  • From the tunnel, follow signs for Rt. 1&9 (left ramp).
  • Take 2nd exit for Rt. 280, Rt. 1&9, and Kearny.
  • Exit onto Rt. 7 (Belleville Turnpike).
  • Follow Rt. 7 to first traffic light in North Arlington (Eagan’s Diner will be on your right).
  • At light make a right onto Schuyler Avenue.
  • Follow to end, and the road makes a sharp left at the Schuyler Diner.
  • Take the first right onto Orient Way (you will see a sign for NJ Turnpike).
  • Go to the first traffic light and make a right onto Valley Brook Avenue.
  • Follow directions above from Valley Brook Avenue.

From Newark:

  • Rt. 21 North to Exit for Route 3 (East/West).
  • Follow signs for Rt. 3 East.
  • You will come off exit and be on Rt. 3 heading East.
  • Stay in the right lane and you will pass exits for Park Ave., Ridge Road, and the third exit will be Rt. 17 South/Service Road.
  • Take this exit and continue straight onto Polito Avenue.
  • Take to the first STOP sign and make a left onto Valley Brook Avenue.
  • Follow this road to the end (approx. 1 1⁄2 miles).
  • Cross the railroad tracks (keep to the left).
  • Meadowlands Environment Center is the first building on the left after the tracks.
  • The second building houses Commission administrative offices.

From Northern Bergen County:

  • Take Rt. 17 South; cross over Rt. 3 (divided highway ends after Rt. 3) to the first traffic light (Quality Inn will be on your left).
  • Make a left onto Polito – At the STOP sign make a left onto Valley Brook Avenue.
  • Follow this road to the end (approx. 1 1⁄2 miles).
  • Cross the railroad tracks (keep to the left).
  • Meadowlands Environment Center is the first building on the left after the tracks.
  • The second building houses Commission administrative offices.

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  1. Where can I find out more information about NJSEA’ (MetLife Stadium, IZOD Center, Meadowlands Racetrack)?

You Can Find out more about the Meadowlands Sports complex and its individual components at the following web sites:
http://www.meadowlands.com/
http://www.metlifestadium.com/
http://www.thebigm.com/

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  1. Where can I find out more information about the Meadowlands Environmental Center (MEC)?

You Can Find out more about the Meadowlands Commission on their website at http://www.njmeadowlands.gov/

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  1. What is the direct phone number for:
    1. Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC):

201-939-0707

    1. Meadowlands Liberty Convention & Visitors Bureau (MLCVB):

877-MLCVB-US or 877-652-8287

    1. New Jersey Sports Entertainment Authority (NJSEA):

201-935-8500 – Main Number
201.935-3900 – Event Information Hotline
Giants » (201) 935-8111 or visit www.giants.com
Jets » (516) 560-8200 or visit www.newyorkjets.com
Meadowlands Racetrack » 201-THEBIGM [201-843-2446]

    1. New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC):

201-460-1700
201-460-8300 (Meadowlands Environmental Center)

    1. New Jersey Transit

1-973-275-5555

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  1. What exactly is “The Meadowlands”?

New Jersey Meadowlands, also known as the Hackensack Meadowlands after the primary river flowing through it, is a general name for the large ecosystem of wetlands in northeast New Jersey in the United States. The Meadowlands stretch mainly along the terminus of the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers as they flow into Newark Bay; tributaries of the Hackensack include Berrys Creek and Overpeck Creek. The Meadowlands consist of roughly 8,400 acres (34 km²) of open, undeveloped space in addition to the vast developed areas that previously were part of the natural wetlands.
The Meadowlands Liberty region is made up of a cluster of towns and municipalities that lay between the Hudson and Hackensack Rivers, due west of Midtown Manhattan. The area stretches from the George Washington Bridge to just south of Jersey City, NJ where the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Liberty Science Center are located.
Whether you are looking to experience some of our thousands of daily thrills, trying a more civilized and efficient way to visit New York City, seeking an ideal convention or conference location, or thinking about where to live in the metropolitan area; The New Jersey Meadowlands Liberty Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help you gather information on area hotels, events, and activities, and make the connections you need for that perfect visit.

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  1. How do I get from New York City to The Meadowlands?

From the George Washington Bridge

  • Follow Interstate 95 South signs to the New Jersey Turnpike south western spur (Sports Complex to exit 16W), which provides direct access to the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

From the Lincoln Tunnel

  • Take Route 3 West and follow the signs to the Sports Complex and Racetrack.
  • Numerous buses, trans and ferries also serve the region. For more information, visit these web sites:
    http://njtransit.com
    http://nywaterway.com

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  1. How do I get To/From Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)?

To Newark Airport

  • Start out going NORTH.
  • Merge onto I-78 E toward I-95/NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE/US-1 & 9 N
  • Take the N J TURNPIKE NORTH/I-95 N exit
  • Merge onto I-95 N/NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE N
  • Take the N J 3 exit on the LEFT toward SECAUCUS.

From Newark Airport

  • Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto RT-3 E.
  • Merge onto NJ-495 W toward N J TURNPIKE.
  • Merge onto I-95 S/NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE S via the exit on the LEFT toward I-280/NEWARK/I-78
  • Merge onto I-78 W toward US-1/NEWARK AIRPORT/US-22 (Portions toll).
  • Take the US-1-9 S exit, EXIT 57, toward NEWARK INT’L AIRPORT MAIN TERMINALS/ELIZABETH.
  • Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp.
  • Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp.

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  1. How do I get To/From JFK airport?

To JFK airport

  • Merge onto NJ-3 E toward RT-495/US-1/US-9/LINCOLN TUNNEL.
  • Merge onto NJ-495 E toward LINCOLN TUNNEL/KENNEDY BLVD
  • NJ-495 E becomes I-495 E.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto DYER AVE.
  • Turn LEFT onto W 34TH ST.
  • Turn LEFT onto I-495 E/QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL APPR/TUNNEL APPROACH ST.
  • Take the QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL ramp.
  • Merge onto I-495 E.
  • Take the GRAND CENTRAL PKWY exit, EXIT 22A-E, toward I-678/VAN WYCK EXPWY.
  • Take the GRAND CENTRAL PKWY EASTBOUND exit.
  • Merge onto GRAND CENTRAL PKWY E.
  • Take the J ROBINSON PKWY/VAN WYCK EXPWY exit, EXIT 13, toward KENNEDY AIRPORT.
  • Merge onto I-678 S/VAN WYCK EXPY via EXIT 13S on the LEFT toward KENNEDY AIRPORT.
  • Take the exit toward TERMINAL 1 2 3.
  • Take the ramp toward TERMINAL 1 DEPARTING FLIGHTS/TERMINAL 1 ARRIVING FLIGHTS.
  • Take the TERMINAL 1 ARRIVING FLIGHTS ramp

From JFK airport

  • Start out going SOUTHEAST
  • Turn SLIGHT RIGHT.
  • Turn SLIGHT LEFT to take the ramp toward AIRPORT EXIT/OTHER TERMINALS.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto JFK EXPY.
  • Merge onto I-678 N/VAN WYCK EXPY toward AIRPORT EXIT/RETURN TO TERMINALS/LONG TERM PARKING/RENTAL CAR RETURNS.
  • Merge onto GRAND CENTRAL PKWY W via EXIT 10 on the LEFT toward LA GUARDIA AIRPORT/TRIBORO BR.
  • Take the I-495/LONG IS EXPWY exit, EXIT 10E-W, toward EASTERN LONG IS/MANHATTAN.
  • Merge onto I-495 W via EXIT 10W on the LEFT.
  • Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL EXIT/TUNNEL EXIT ST.
  • Turn RIGHT onto E 34TH ST.
  • Turn RIGHT onto DYER AVE.
  • Take the LINCOLN TUNNEL ramp.
  • Merge onto I-495 W (Crossing into NEW JERSEY).
  • I-495 W becomes NJ-495 W.
  • Follow Route 3 East

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  1. How do I get To LaGuardia airport?

From LaGuardia airport:

  • Turn onto RT-3 E.
  • Merge onto NJ-3 E toward RT-495/US-1/US-9/LINCOLN TUNNEL. Merge onto NJ-495 E toward LINCOLN TUNNEL/KENNEDY BLVD (Portions toll) (Crossing into NEW YORK).
  • NJ-495 E becomes I-495 E.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto DYER AVE.
  • Turn LEFT onto W 34TH ST.
  • LEFT onto I-495 E/QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL APPR/TUNNEL APPROACH ST.
  • Take the QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL ramp.
  • Merge onto I-495 E (Portions toll).
  • Take EXIT 17W-E toward I-278/BKLYN-QUEENS EXPWY/STATEN ISLAND/BRONX.
  • Merge onto I-278 E/BROOKLYN QUEENS EXPY via the exit on the LEFT toward LA GUARDIA AIRPORT/BRONX.
  • Take EXIT 42 toward GRAND CENTRAL PKWY EAST/LA GUARDIA AIRPORT.
  • Merge onto BROOKLYN QUEENS EXPY E.
  • Merge onto GRAND CENTRAL PKWY E via the exit on the LEFT toward TERMINALS B C D.
  • Take EXIT 6 toward 94 ST/TERMINAL B PARKING.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto DITMARS BLVD.
  • Turn LEFT onto 94TH ST.

To LaGuardia airport:

  • Start out going NORTHEAST on LA GUARDIA RD.
  • Turn SLIGHT LEFT toward TERMINAL A/MARINE AIR TERMINAL/RENTAL CAR RETURNS
  • Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto CENTRAL TERMINAL DR.
  • Take the AIRPORT EXIT ramp.
  • Merge onto GRAND CENTRAL PKWY W toward MANHATTAN.
  • Take the BKLYN-QNS EXPWY exit, EXIT 4, toward STATEN ISLAND/I-278 W.
  • Merge onto BROOKLYN QUEENS EXPY E.
  • Merge onto I-278 W/BROOKLYN QUEENS EXPY.
  • Take the L.I. EXPWY/I-495 exit, EXIT 35, toward MIDTOWN TUN/EASTERN L.I./GREENPOINT AVE.
  • Merge onto I-495 W via EXIT 35W on the LEFT toward MIDTOWN TUN/MANHATTAN (Portions toll).
  • Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL EXIT/TUNNEL EXIT ST.
  • Turn RIGHT onto E 34TH ST.
  • Turn RIGHT onto DYER AVE.
  • Take the LINCOLN TUNNEL ramp.
  • Merge onto I-495 W (Crossing into NEW JERSEY).
  • I-495 W becomes NJ-495 W.

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  1. For more information on getting to places like Grand Central Station, Penn Station, or Penn Station, follow this link:

https://stayinthemeadowlands.com/Map

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  1. How can I plan group travel events in the Meadowlands?

If you would like to plan group travel in the Meadowlands, you can click here:
https://mlcvb.com/Groups

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  1. Where can I get/find a map of the Meadowlands region?

https://mlcvb.com/Map

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  1. How can I get my business on to this web site?

Members of the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce are eligible for programs of the Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau, which operates a network of websites including www.mlcvb.com, www.stayinthemeadowlands.com and www.stayonthewaterfront.com.  Give Judy Ross a call at 201 939-0707 ext 6 for an application!

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  1. Who is Eugene Festinolli?

Eugene Festanolli, born and raised in Meadowlands USA, is the Meadowlands Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Tourism Ambassador.  Eugene’s column in Our Meadowlands magazine allows him to share expertise in print media as well as on this website.

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  1. Approximate cab fares for the Meadowlands Region

Cab fares are estimated and might not represent actual cost.

From

To

Cost

Newark International Airport JFK $130
Newark International Airport LaGuardia Airport $120
Newark International Airport Teterboro $52
Newark International Airport New York Penn Station $68
Newark International Airport Meadowlands Region $48
Newark International Airport PATH Station $48
JFK Meadowlands Region $105
LaGuardia Airport Meadowlands Region $85
Meadowlands Region Newark Penn Station $42
Meadowlands Region New York Penn Station $56
Meadowlands Region PATH Station $35
Meadowlands Region Shea Stadium $85
Meadowlands Region Yankee Stadium $76

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