The NFL announced on Monday that both the Jets and the Giants will play at home in their new Meadownlands Stadium in Week 1 of the 2010 regular season. The Giants will play on Sunday afternoon, September 12, and the Jets will play in the first nationally televised Monday Night Football game of the season on September 13. The NFL is completing the final stages of the 2010 schedule. The opponents for the Jets and Giants Kickoff Weekend home openers will be announced soon.
In addition, the NFL announced that the Jets will host the first NFL game at the new stadium during the preseason in August.
The NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the teams' ownership were passionate about being the first to play at home. He concluded that the fairest resolution would be to play both teams at home on the opening weekend and to use the coin flip.