Tuesday, September 7, 2010

NY Jets and Giants Fans Have Something to Cheer About: The New Meadowlands

Whether you’re a fan of the Giants or the Jets, or both (as unlikely as that might be), you’ve got to be a fan of the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, the new home to both NFL teams.  Even Jets fans who saw their team lose to the Giants 31-16 in an August 16th preseason debut of the new arena were winners.  After all, if nothing else, the opening of the new venue marked the end of an era which had them playing in a stadium named for another team.

A $1.6 billion “piece of architectural history” (according to Meadowlands management), the new stadium is one of the most expensive venues ever built, and it’s well equipped to handle the task of hosting any game, including Super Bowl XLVIII, which is slotted to be played there in 2014.  Some highlights of the New Meadowlands include:

  • An 82,500 seating capacity
  • Over 800 concession stands
  • 4 giant (30ft x 118ft) HD video screens
  • Over 2,100 HD monitors throughout the stadium
  • A 2,200ft ribbon board that circles in the interior bowl
  • Over 130,000 square feet of luxury clubs and suites (218 total)

Another great feature of this new venue is that it’s a sustainable facility.  That means that while it’s actually gray in color, it’s green!  According to George Pavlou of the EPA, "The New Meadowlands Stadium [is] one of the greenest stadiums in American professional sports."  What makes it so?

  • Clean fuels and low emissions equipment was used during construction
  • An aggressive construction recycling program was used, resulting in 82% (over 2,300 tons) of construction waste being recycled
  • 22,000 tons of scrap was utilized in the manufacturing of the structural steel for the new stadium
  • Over half of all interior finish products are "green" certified
  • Use of waterless urinals throughout the men's restrooms will save 2.7 million gallons of water a year
  • And many more initiatives to help reduce waste and energy consumption

So when you attend a game at the New Meadowlands, you can feel good, even if the team you’re rooting for doesn’t win. 

As determined by a coin toss by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the Giants will host the first NFL regular season game in the stadium's history on Sunday, September 12, 2010, opening night.  The following evening, the Jets will hold their home opener, to be shown on Monday Night Football. Want to be at either of these games? Better book through the Golden Sports site now!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Football Season Means Tailgating Time!

You’ve got your tickets to the next NFL or NCAA game; you’ve got your facepaint on and your blanket emblazoned with the team logo is washed; and your car’s windows have your team’s name and your favorite player’s number scrawled on them. That’s right, it’s game day, and you are ready! But you’re not really ready unless you have a game plan for the pre-game tailgate party. After all, this traditional parking lot party before every sports game is half the fun of attending.

So to make sure you pull it off right, here’s our advice for a perfect tailgate party:

1. Go early. If you do everything else right, there really is no bad spot for a tailgate party, but to avoid a three-mile hike before and after the game, get to the stadium early and get a good spot.

2. Don’t be a space hog. You’re not the only one psyched and ready to party. Be considerate, and don’t take up more room than you need. Having to deal with some drunk knucklehead who’s ticked off that you took up more than your share of parking spots is a crummy way to start - or end - the day.

3. Check the weather. While the local news is only right about the weather about 30% of the time, still check to see what’s expected for the day. Then plan accordingly. If it's still hot out, battery operated fans and shading umbrellas will help keep everyone comfortable. Later in the season as it starts to get cold, bring blankets. And remember sunscreen for tailgate partying in the sun.

4. Bring plenty. Make sure you have plenty of chairs for everyone in your party and a couple extra if you have the room. You might see a friend - or make a new one - at the game, and it’s always nice to be able to offer a chair without kicking someone out of theirs. Most importantly, though, make sure you bring plenty of food! The greatest part of tailgating, besides being around friends and fans, is the food. So bring enough for your group, and then some - for the same reason as the chairs. To help out with this part and make you the hit of the parking lot, here’s a great burger recipe:

Bison Bacon Cheeseburgers

6 slices thick, smoked bacon (about 6 ounces)
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 medium jalapeños, seeded and thinly sliced lengthwise
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and minced (about 1 tablespoon)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds ground bison meat
6 thin slices Swiss cheese (about 3 1/4 ounces)
6 toasted burger buns
1/2 medium Hass avocado, sliced just before serving

1. Heat the broiler to high and arrange a rack in the middle. Place a cooling rack inside a baking sheet and set aside.

2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until browned and crispy, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate and set aside; do not discard bacon fat (you should have about 2 tablespoons). Return the pan to medium heat, add onion and jalapeños, and cook in reserved bacon fat until soft and starting to color, about 4 minutes; set aside.

3. Mix together Worcestershire, garlic, egg, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until egg is broken up. Add bison meat and mix until thoroughly combined.

4. Shape meat mixture into 6 (3/4-cup) patties and place on the rack inside the baking sheet. Broil until browned and springy to the touch, about 10 minutes for medium. Place cheese on top of patties and cook until cheese melts, about 1 minute.

5. To serve, place cheeseburgers on buns and top with bacon, avocado slices, and sautéed onion mixture.

The most important rule…
More than anything else, have fun! You buy tickets to sports events because you want to have fun, and that’s why you tailgate too. So enjoy the day and be thankful that, win or lose, you were there!

Monday, August 2, 2010

2010 US Open Tennis Packages

 US Open Tennis
Land Only Packages
August 30th - September 12th
Flushing Meadows,  New York

August 30th - Sept. 3rd: (1st Week Packages)
Double: $395  Triple: $345  Child: $100  Add Night Session: $75
Sept. 3rd - September 5th: (1st Weekend Packages)
Double: $495 Triple: $445 Child: $150 Add Night Session: $125
September 6th - 8th: (2nd Week Packages)
Double: $395 Triple: $345 Child: $125 Add Night Session: $125
September 9th & 10th: (2nd Late Week Packages)
Double: $495 Triple: $445 Child: $175 Add Night Session: $150
(No Night Session on the 7th)
September 11th & 12th: (Final Weekend Packages)
Double: $545 Triple: $495 Child: $225
Add Night Session: $175 (September 8th only)

-All rates are per person per day including tickets-
-Hotel nights without tickets are $395 per night-
-Add $25 document shipping & handling fee to total-

-Ticket Upgrades Available On Chart Below-
-All package prices include hotel taxes-
-All package prices do NOT include car rental taxes and misc fees

Please click here for more information!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Getting Hyped Up For Football!

As all of you avid sports fans know, football's preseason starts in a few short weeks on August 12th. Have you purchased your tickets for the season yet? We have amazing packages custom to you and your teams needs to get the best experience possible.
We put together everything you need from flights, event tickets, nightlife, awesome food and more!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Just wanted to welcome everyone to our blog. We have been around for over 18 years and want to share the good times with everyone out there. So sit back, read, click and enjoy!