NFL games are unmissable events for American football fans. To attend the games in New York or in another state, get the ESTA USA.
What is ESTA USA?
The ESTA USA is an electronic travel authorization linked to the passport of any traveler wishing to enter the United States. It is granted to citizens of countries benefiting from the visa waiver program. It is compulsory for any stay for tourist purposes, for transit and for business trips on American territory. The ESTA is valid for 2 years and allows you to come and go as many times as you wish. However, it only allows a total stay of 90 days.
The ESTA USA application is made directly online on a platform like esta-visa.fr. The objective being to control the identity of the travelers entering on the American ground, it is enough to fill a form with the information concerning you. It should be noted that ESTA travel authorizations are granted subject to conditions, namely:
- Hold a valid passport. Know that when it expires, so does the ESTA.
- Do not present a threat of any kind to the United States.
- Be a national of one of the visa-exempt countries. If you have several nationalities, you can travel with ESTA if you have one of those authorized.
- Not having stayed in countries such as North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria since 2011.
If your request is validated, you will receive an electronic notification within 72 hours. The ESTA will cost you around ten euros, depending on the service provider chosen to carry out the process.
What should I know about NFL games?
The NFL or National Football League brings together 32 American football teams spread across the United States. Indeed, each state has its own local team, although some have several. New York State, for example, has two renowned teams, namely the Giants and the Jets. You’ve probably heard of the Dallas Cowboys or the Miami Dolphins. These teams are among those that have won a large number of victories in recent years. During the season, the 32 teams are divided into 2 groups (or conference) of 16 teams: the NFC (National Football Conference) and the AFC (American Football Conference).
If you’re planning on vacationing in the United States, be sure to match your stay with NFL fixtures. The calendar remains unchanged each year, knowing that the matches are played between July and February. From July to August, you can attend training sessions and friendly matches. The regular season runs from September to December. This is a tournament in which teams from the same conference compete against each other. In addition, the NFL organizes meetings during Thanksgiving and the days before Christmas. If you plan to travel between January and early February, you will have the opportunity to attend the playoffs. The winners of each conference will then be able to compete in the famous Super Bowl. If you want to experience this unique event, plan a trip in February. It lasts 3 hours 45 minutes, but the atmosphere is well worth the detour if you are passing through the USA.
Where to watch an NFL game?
ESTA allows you to watch NFL games taking place across all stadiums in the USA. You can therefore attend several regular season games at MetLife Stadium. The Super Bowl is even held there sometimes. Otherwise, AT&T Stadium in Arlington also hosts a large number of matches. As you may have guessed, the bigger the matches, the higher the ticket prices. To get them, just buy them online.
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