MetLife Stadium

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MetLife Stadium
New Meadowlands Stadium Mezz Corner.jpg
Former namesNew Meadowlands Stadium (2010)
LocationOne MetLife Stadium Dr.
East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073
United States
Coordinates40°48′49″N 74°4′28″W / 40.81361°N 74.07444°W / 40.81361; -74.07444Coordinates: 40°48′49″N 74°4′28″W / 40.81361°N 74.07444°W / 40.81361; -74.07444
OwnerNew Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority
OperatorMetLife Stadium Company, LLC
(joint venture between the New York Giants and New York Jets)
Executive suites218
Capacity80,566[5][6]
Record attendance80,676 WWE's (Wrestlemania 29, 7 April 2013 [7])
SurfaceFieldTurf
Construction
StartedSeptember 5, 2007[1]
OpenedApril 10, 2010[2]
Construction cost$1.6 billion
($1.84 billion in 2022 dollars[3])
Architect360 Architecture
EwingCole
Rockwell Group
Bruce Mau Design, Inc.
Project managerHammes Company Sports Development
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti
General contractorSkanska AB[4]
Tenants
New York Giants (NFL) (2010–present)
New York Jets (NFL) (2010–present)
Big City Classic (NCAA) (2010–present)
WrestleMania 29 (WWE) (2013)
Super Bowl XLVIII (NFL) (2014)

MetLife Stadium is the home football stadium of the New York Giants and New York Jets. It is in East Rutherford, New Jersey, part of the New York metropolitan area. It is located near the site of Giants Stadium, which was the home stadium of the New Jersey Giants from 1976 until December 2009 and the New Jersey Jets from 1984 until January 2010. It opened on April 10, 2010.[2] It is one of the two NFL stadiums shared by two teams.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mike, Garafolo (September 5, 2007). "Giants and Jets Break Ground on New Stadium...Finally". The Star-Ledger. Newark. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "New Stadium, a Football Palace, Opens Saturday With Lacrosse".
  3. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  4. "New Meadowlands Stadium, USA - About us - Skanska".[permanent dead link]
  5. "Seating & Maps". www.metlifestadium.com.
  6. "About Us". www.metlifestadium.com.
  7. "WrestleMania 29". WWE.[permanent dead link]