MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, is regularly panned by fans for its boring aesthetics and overpriced concessions. It also faces heavy criticism from NFL players for its poor playing surface.
But where does MetLife Stadium rank another other venues around the league? As it turns out, dead last.
The Athletic recently polled active NFL players and MetLife Stadium received 18.4 percent of the last-place vote. The second-worst was FedEx Field, home of the Washington Commanders, with 13.9 percent of the vote.
Players also sounded off on the league’s worst venues to play in, with the New York Jets and Giants’ MetLife Stadium outranking the others (18.4 percent) in that category. The Washington Commanders’ FedEx Field (13.9 percent) and Buffalo Bills’ Highmark Stadium (12.7 percent) were the other top vote-getters for the worst stadium to play in.
“Turf sucks and the whole place is lame,” one player said.
But it’s not just the stadium that opposing players hate, it’s Giants and Jets fans, too.
“Fans are horrible. Everything about that place is horrible,” another player said.
When MetLife Stadium opened in 2010, it was the most expensive stadium built in the United States at an approximate cost of $1.6 billion.