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Students of Ithaca College:

On November 16th, Ithaca College will travel to East Rutherford, N.J. for the annual Cortaca Jug football game, which will be held at MetLife Stadium – the home of the New York Giants and Jets. The tradition of the Jug dates back to 1959, and we are as proud as ever of the spirit, passion and history that marks this annual event and engages so many students, alumni and fans in one of the best rivalries in college athletics.

We hope you will join us at the Cortaca Jug Game, a unique event in which both the Ithaca and Cortland communities come together to enjoy a great football contest, cheering for their respective teams while demonstrating both good sportsmanship and school spirit.

Expected behavior

Your behavior related to the game reflects on your college.

·         You should treat every single person at this event with respect and dignity, regardless of the team they support or whether you disagree with their words or actions.

·         Please be supportive of your team, cheering good play and encouraging the players. Do not become involved in behavior that will embarrass yourself, your football team or your college. Cheers that include vulgarity or demean players, coaches, officials or fans have no place at this or any other game.

·         Throwing objects on the field, at players, coaches, officials or fans will not be tolerated, and are grounds for immediate ejection from the stadium.

·         In addition, fighting or other serious acts will result in criminal arrest and, when appropriate, on-campus judicial action to include possible suspension or expulsion.

·         Police officers will patrol the highways and work at the game. As in years past, police may also set up driver checkpoints to further deter drinking and driving.

·         With the popularity of social media, we ask that you be mindful of the comments, photos and videos you post before, during, and after the game. Social media posts can be associated with one’s online identity for an indeterminate length of time and can appear in search results conducted by others, including law enforcement and potential employers.

Game Day Information

The stadium gates will open at 11 a.m., kickoff is at 1 p.m. Spectator traffic and security will cause delays upon entering the stadium so plan accordingly.  Tickets are required. The game will be held at a NFL venue, so pleased be advised that you and your personal belongings will be checked prior to entry into the stadium.

Guests are welcome to carry-in the following items into MetLife Stadium:

  • Clear bags that are 12" x 6" x 12" or less in size (1 bag per person)
  • Small purses/handbags (clutch-type bags) that are 4.5" x 6.5" or less in size (1 per person)
  • Food of any kind that is contained in a clear plastic bag
  • Factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water or soft drinks that are 20 oz. or less in size
  • Still-photography cameras with a lens that is 6" or less in length not contained in a case
  • Hand-carried jackets, blankets, or other items, which will be patted down or searched
  • Official national flags that can reasonably be hand-held by a single person and do not obstruct the view of other guests (no sticks or poles)

All bags and other permissible items will be subject to multiple screenings prior to entering MetLife Stadium.

The following items are not permitted to be carried into MetLife Stadium:

  • Seat cushions of any size except those for medical needs
  • Glass bottles, cans, coolers of any kind, thermoses or ice chests
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Banners of any size
  • Flags that are not the official flag of a country, ones that are displayed on a stick or a pole or cannot reasonably be hand-held by a single person
  • Umbrellas, strollers, laser pointers, and balls of any kind including full-sized footballs
  • Single purpose video cameras or still-photography cameras with a lens longer than 6"
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Weapons, any item that may be used as a projectile or one that is deemed dangerous by Stadium management
  • Any animal with the exception of a service animal
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate by Stadium management

Also, I ask that you please review the tailgating policies and parking information at MetLife Stadium.

Good sportsmanship and responsible behavior from fans, both in and out of the stadium, are vital to continuing the tradition of this event. With your help, we will make our football teams, colleges and alumni proud to be a part of this tradition now and in the future.


Rosanna Ferro, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs & Campus Life


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