It’s not unusual for more than 40,000 people to show up at on the weekends at MetLife Stadium outside New York.
After all, it’s the home field of the NFL’s New York Giants and Jets and the place can sit more than 80,000 paying fans.
But when you invite everyone to come to a free, family-friendly health and fitness expo, rain or shine, you can expect quite a crowd. Last year, more than 40,000 visitors turned up.
This Saturday and Sunday, is the fourth annual WNBC/WNJU’s (Telemundo47) Health and Fitness Expo, presented by Quest Diagnostics. WNBC is NBC’s New York O&O, WNJU is NBC’s Telemundo Spanish-language outlet in the market.
“This is a free, fun-filled event that the entire family can enjoy,” said Eric Lerner, WNBC’s general manager. Free parking is also available for the two-day event.
“At no other event can you kick a field goal on the MetLife Stadium field, visit the Giants’ locker room, meet your favorite television personalities and learn more about healthy living.”
Quest will be offering complimentary health screenings and testing for cholesterol, vitamin D, kidney function and blood sugar level, according to WNBC-WNJU.
“The Expo is not only unique, fun-filled and free to attend, but it provides visitors with the tools they need to live a healthier, more active lifestyle,” said Cristina Schwarz, WNJU’s general manager.
In addition to on-air personalities from the stations, a lineup of NBC celebrities, former NFL Super Bowl champs, and Gold Medal Olympians are expected to be on hand.
For more information on the expo, visit www.nbcnewyork.com/expo.