MetLife Stadium

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MetLife Stadium
New Meadowlands Stadium Mezz Corner.jpg
Former names New Meadowlands Stadium (2010)
Location One MetLife Stadium Dr.
East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073
United States
Coordinates 40°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 ground September 5, 2007[1]
Opened April 10, 2010[2]
Owner New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority
Operator MetLife Stadium Company, LLC
(joint venture between the New York Giants and New York Jets)
Surface FieldTurf
Construction cost $1.6 billion
($1.6 billion in 2018 dollars[3])
Architect 360 Architecture
EwingCole
Rockwell Group
Bruce Mau Design, Inc.
Project Manager Hammes Company Sports Development
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti
General Contractor Skanska AB[4]
Capacity 80,566[5][6]
Executive Suites 218
Record attendance

80,676 WWE's (Wrestlemania 29, 7 April 2013

[7])
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 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.

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