Hello everyone. First time, long time.
I took the train from Fair Lawn, NJ to the Meadowlands. For regular season games I usually park at a nearby bar and take their shuttle back and forth for $15, but I figured I'd test out the train on a preseaon game. (Also, my 8 year old was somewhat hobbled with stitches in his foot, so the train seemed the best way to minimize the amount we'd have to walk).
The trip to the stadium was smooth sailing, had to switch in Secaucus, but there was a train just about to pull out for the Meadowlands once we got there. The Secaucus>Meadowlands train was going very slow but still only took about 10 minutes.
My concern was the return trip. We stayed until the very end of the game, and then probably another 10 minutes on top of that to watch the players go back through the tunnel and try to catch a glove or wristband for my son (no dice on that).
When we got back to the station outside the stadium, they had set up a rope barrier and probably had about 200 people penned up waiting to board the train. My immediate thought was that if they have this kind of a crowd after a preseason game, that it's going to be a zoo after a real game (I even texted my brother as much while waiting in the pen). It turned out not too bad, though. I think they were just boarding one car at a time, because we were only held there for 5 minutes and no trains left while we were standing there.
Unfortunately, I ended up missing the 10:26 Secaucus>Fair Lawn train by 4 minutes and had to wait to get the 11:26. So that kinda sucked.
I'm gonna keep an eye on the crowds at the station and if it's not too bad maybe give it a try during the regular season.