East Rutherford Information
East Rutherford, NJ, is a suburb of New York City, situated just seven miles west of midtown Manhattan. The borough is located on approximately 3.9 square miles in New Jersey’s Southern Bergen County. It is most well known for being the home of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which contains the Izod Center and MetLife Stadium. The Izod Center is an indoor venue that currently hosts a variety of concerts and events, and it is the former location of the New Jersey Devils NHL team and the New Jersey Nets NBA team. The MetLife Stadium is home to both the New York Jets and New York Giants NFL teams, and it hosted Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.
East Rutherford’s history dates back to 1889, when the borough was incorporated under the name of Boiling Spring Township. However, in 1893, the Township Committee of Boiling Spring Township changed the name of the town back to East Rutherford. Over the last 100 years, the population of the borough has expanded but there are still less than 10,000 residents in East Rutherford. The borough is currently home to several major businesses, including the Hudson Group and Management Dynamics. In addition, the East Rutherford Operations Center works with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to eliminate more than $5 million in currency per day.
East Rutherford is conveniently accessed by local roads and public transportation routes. Interstate 95, also known as the western spur of the New Jersey Turnpike, passes directly through the center of the borough. Travelers can access East Rutherford by exiting the interstate at exit 16W. Train service on New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) Bergen County Line is available to and from the Rutherford station, which is situated on the border between East Rutherford and Rutherford. NJT also provides train service on the Meadowlands Rail Line between Secaucus Junction and the Meadowlands Sports Complex. In addition, NJT operates several bus routes to Newark and Midtown Manhattan.