New York, NY —
The Jets take on the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night in the last game ever at Giants Stadium. As WNYC's Isaac-Davy Aronson reports, there'll be pageantry, but no booze for sale.
REPORTER: A Jets spokesman says given the late start of the game - twenty past eight - and the fact that it's not only a season-ender but a stadium farewell, it wouldn't be "prudent" to serve alcohol. But critics note that the parking lots will open five hours before the kickoff for tailgating, so fans will have plenty of time to imbibe regardless. The Jets plan a half time tribute to their 26 years at the East Rutherford stadium, featuring at least one player from every season there. And of course they'll be trying for the win they need to secure a slot in the playoffs. The Jets and Giants will move to a new stadium next season, located less than a football field from the current one. At $1.6 billion, it's the largest privately-financed stadium in U.S. history.
If the Jets win, they'll likely face the Bengals again in the wild-card round next weekend.
For WNYC, I'm Isaac-Davy Aronson