Bon Jovi Opens New Giants/Jets Stadium

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 26: Bon Jovi performs at New Meadowlands Stadium on May 26, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

    Bon Jovi has officially opened the new stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets with a rock concert for 65,000 fans.

    The New Jersey band launched Wednesday's show at New Meadowlands Stadium with "Blood on Blood," ''We Weren't Born to Follow" and "You Give Love a Bad Name."

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    Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi grew up in Sayreville, 30 miles southwest of the East Rutherford stadium. He told the crowd he was "the first guy to get on a big microphone and say welcome to the home of the Super Bowl!"

    The NFL announced Tuesday the stadium would host the championship game in 2014.

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    The Giants and Jets own the stadium and are looking to cut a naming rights deal. Their previous home was Giants Stadium, where Bruce Springsteen played the last concert in October.

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