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
Broke groundSeptember 5, 2007[1]
OpenedApril 10, 2010[2]
OwnerNew Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority
OperatorMetLife Stadium Company, LLC
(joint venture between the New York Giants and New York Jets)
SurfaceFieldTurf
Construction cost$1.6 billion
($1.8 billion in 2018 dollars[3])
Architect360 Architecture
EwingCole
Rockwell Group
Bruce Mau Design, Inc.
Project ManagerHammes Company Sports Development
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti
General ContractorSkanska AB[4]
Capacity80,566[5][6]
Executive Suites218
Record attendance80,676 WWE's (Wrestlemania 29, 7 April 2013 [7])
TenantsNew 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 York Giants from 1976 until December 2009 and the New York Jets from 1984 until January 2010. It opened on April 10, 2010.[8] It is the only NFL stadium shared by two teams. The stadium is the most expensive football stadium ever built, costing more than 1 billion dollars.

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. "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
  5. Your Stadium - Seating/Seat Views
  6. Your Stadium - Welcome
  7. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/29/wrestlemania-shatters-records-26105798
  8. "New Stadium, a Football Palace, Opens Saturday With Lacrosse".