Re: I'm contemplating going to my first pats game (pats/jets duh), what should i know What should you know? Don't take the train. Deal with the parking and select the advice posted prior. Dress in layers. Wear a scarf to keep neck warm. It's cold at night. Bring sports binocs unless you're mid sideline in the 100s. Buy a pair. The new TV screens are fantastic. Replays are easy to watch. Locate the nearest mens room to your seat and plan your quick sprint should you need to drain the donkey during the game. A sprinter, I hold the stadium record, sprinting up from the 1st row, taking a whiz and back walking down the stairs seeing the play before the TV time out ended. Avoid long halftime whiz lines and don't stand behind old guys with prostrate (sic) problems. I went to the Dec 6th Pats-Jets game and Patriots Place restaurants had well over one hour waits with lines outside in the cold. My personal secret, now public, is if the name restaurants are bombed as they will be, eat at the movie theater's bar. Food's quite decent.