A multi-use stadium, MetLife Stadium is located at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) west of New York City.
The New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League call it home. It was opened in 2010 to replace Giants Stadium. After playing at Shea Stadium in Queens, the Jets moved to New Jersey as tenants with the Giants in 1984.
Despite the fact that both teams play in and represent the broader New York metropolitan region, the New York Giants and New York Jets have historically played in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The two teams now share MetLife Stadium equally. It has been a source of dispute for those who take pride in living on a particular side of the Hudson River for decades.
The Giants have played their home games at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford since 1976 when they relocated there after spending their heyday at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
After playing at Shea Stadium in Queens, the Jets moved to New Jersey as tenants with the Giants in 1984. MetLife Stadium, which is located close to the site of the former Giants Stadium, is now shared equally by the two clubs.