New York mid-pack in NFL travel destinations due to ‘blah’ stadium

The New York Giants may be among the NFL’s richest, most valuable and popular teams, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are among the league’s top travel destinations.

In fact, in a recent NFL travel destination list compiled by longtime NFL writer Ben Volin, the Giants (and New York Jets) were in the bottom half of the league — primarily due to their less-than-popular home stadium.

19. New York: You can always find something new and fun to do in New York City. And taking the train to the Meadowlands from Penn Station is surprisingly easy. But driving to MetLife Stadium is a nightmare and the stadium itself is pretty blah.

Driving to and from the stadium isn’t as nightmarish as some make it out to be. Of course, that perception changes depending on whether or not you’re used to New York City/Northern Jersey traffic or not. But the whole parking situation is, admittedly, less than desirable and only likely to deteriorate further due to all the new buildings and attractions on the Meadowlands property.

As far as MetLife Stadium itself, it was recently ranked among the worst venues in the NFL and you’re unlikely to get much pushback from Giants (or Jets) fans on that. The stadium is generic, unimaginative and, as Volin puts it, very “blah.”

Of course, if the Giants and Jets were any good and not in prolonged organization slumps, their ranking on this list would likely be much higher traffic and boring stadium be damned.

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