The new kajillion-dollar Jets and Giants stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands opened on Monday night, and the reviews are decidedly mixed:
- The Jersey Journal calls it “metallic and neutral,” praises the numerous hi-res video boards, and notes that the seats are “much further from the field than in the old building.”
- The New York Daily News says fans like the sightlines and video screens, but not the high concession prices.
- The Newark Star-Ledger reports that one fan says “it’s beautiful” and the food lines moved fast, but tickets were too expensive and the cell phone service was “spotty.”
The grey decor is intentional, so as not to give either team an advantage in terms of team colors, though it’s already drawn complaints before this. Ditto the high prices. As for the cell phone service, maybe the Jets and Giants could subcontract with the New York City subway system to improve on that.