MetLife stadium to host outdoor hockey for the 1st time. Here's what fans can expect this weekend

The New Jersey Devils are scheduled to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night and the New York Rangers and Islanders will face off Sunday afternoon.

Nick Meidanis, Lanette Espy and Ali Reid

Feb 16, 2024, 11:23 AM

Updated 59 days ago

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Is it the Jonas Brothers opening for the New Jersey Devils or the Devils stepping into the shadow of the Jonas Brothers?
Hockey is coming back to the New Jersey Meadowlands in a big way this weekend with MetLife Stadium serving as the venue for the NHL’s Stadium Series for the first time.
The Devils are scheduled to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night and the New York Rangers and Islanders will face off Sunday afternoon. The event Saturday will feature a pre-game concert by Wyckoff natives Jonas Brothers, plus a fan festival during the weekend.
NHL's Stadium Series at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo: Kevin Maher/News 12)
The Devils won three Stanley Cups at the Meadowlands before moving to Newark. It took about two weeks to get the stadium ready for this and the producer of the game says they're set to give fans a great experience.
"We been in baseball stadiums when we played outdoor games in New York and so for fans of the Rangers, Islanders, Devils who are all going to come here over the course of the weekend, I think they're going to be pleasantly surprised by how great the viewing experience is going to be,” said Steve Mayer, chief content officer of NFL.
NHL's Stadium Series at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo: Kevin Maher/News 12)
It's the first time the league scheduled outdoor games on consecutive days with fans. The February 2021 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, had no fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yankee Stadium was the site for two games in 2014 but over three days. The Meadowlands will have another big game in 2026 - the World Cup Final.
NHL's Stadium Series at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo: Kevin Maher/News 12)
Mayer says tailgating is welcome this weekend when the parking lots open at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Fan Fest in lot G is at 2:30 p.m. Stadium gates open 5:30 p.m. The Jonas Brothers will take the stage an hour later. And then the Devils play at 8 p.m.
Associated Press wires contributed to this story.

Know before you go

  • 2 p.m. - parking lots open
  • 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. - pregame fan fest in parking lot G
  • 5:30 p.m. - stadium gates open
  • 6:30 p.m. - Jonas Brothers concert
  • 8 p.m. - Flyers vs. Devils
FAN GUIDE: For more information on the schedule of events, click here.

Getting to the game

NJ Transit says if you take a train to Secaucus Junction, you can then hop on the Meadowlands Line to the stadium, starting at 4 p.m. NJ Transit also says they run every 10 to 20 minutes. The last train leaving the stadium is around 1 a.m.
  • 3:57 p.m. - first train from Secaucus Junction to MetLife Stadium
  • 8:47 p.m. - last train from Secaucus Junction to MetLife Stadium
  • Around 1 a.m. - last train from MetLife Stadium to Secaucus Junction
NJ TRANSIT: For more information, click here.

MetLife Stadium bag policy

MetLife Stadium bag policy at major sporting events: More information

NHL Stadium Series tickets

There are still tickets available on Ticketmaster for the Saturday and Sunday games. Click here for more information.

What will the weather look like this weekend?

It's a 50/50 weekend when it comes to weather this weekend in New Jersey.
Light snow arrives by 11 p.m. Friday night and continues overnight statewide, with light snowfall and accumulations of no less than an inch for all communities in New Jersey.
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Mike Rizzo says slippery travel is expected through Saturday morning with improving conditions after 10 and 11 a.m. The sun emerges for the midday and temperatures push into the upper 30s, which melts most of what accumulates.
Sunday will be an awesome weather day with a mix of sun and clouds and highs near 40.


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