As the only US stadium to house two National Football League franchises, MetLife Stadium provides unparalleled flexibility in accommodating the needs and personalities of the New York Giants and Jets. The design creates an intimidating home-field advantage for both teams.
Made of an outer skin of aluminum louvers and glass and set on a limestone-like base, the stadium facade is traditional yet modern. It serves as a neutral canvas that, with simple changes in interior lighting, can take on the colors of either NFL team. The light-colored exterior also enhances the impact of the signage promoting the stadium’s cornerstone sponsors. Instead of only placing labels in the stadium, the four corners were sold to sponsors. HOK worked with sponsors to create dynamic, immersive environments that enabled them to extend their brand experiences in unprecedented ways.
The seating bowl completely surrounds the field, creating an intensity of sound and providing excellent views of the field from every vantage point. At the same time, the stadium is exceptionally accessible and convenient. The design team introduced premium seating options and amenities that provide options for every budget while maximizing sponsorship opportunities and game-day revenue.
More than 47,000 square feet of digital displays enhance the fan experience. Massive LED panels at the entrance communicate information about the teams and events. At each corner of the field, 30-foot x 118-foot HD video display boards provide crystal-clear images.
MetLife Stadium was named the NFL’s “Greenest Stadium” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has consistently been recognized by the Green Sports Alliance for its leadership in advancing sustainability in sports venues.
The stadium is a shared success with design partners Bruce Mau, the Rockwell Group and architect-of-record, EwingCole. HOK was the design architect.
2.1 million sq. ft. / 195,100 sq. m.
US EPA – Greenest Stadium in the NFL
Estimated savings in operating costs over first four years generated by reducing MetLife Stadium’s carbon footprint
First open-air stadium in a cold-weather state to host the Super Bowl
15 October 2010
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