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MetLife Stadium

Home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets, the 2.2-million-square-foot design-build stadium is the second largest NFL stadium in the United States.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Skanska USA, HOK & EwingCole
Owner
New York Jets and New York Football Giants
Location
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Completion Date
Area
2,200,000 ft²
Seating Capacity
82,550
Teams/League
New York Giants & New York Jets - NFL
Number of Suites
230
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Thornton Tomasetti
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Thornton Tomasetti
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Thornton Tomasetti
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Thornton Tomasetti
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Thornton Tomasetti
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Thornton Tomasetti
Revit model of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Thornton Tomasetti
Revit model of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Thornton Tomasetti

A Giant for Giants (and Jets) in the Meadowlands

The second largest NFL stadium in the country, this home for the New York Giants and the New York Jets, can seat up to 82,500 fans.

We provided structural design and construction engineering services to Skanska USA, HOK and EwingCole for this 2.2-million-square-foot design-build stadium, which opened in 2010.

Highlights

  • The massive structure is divided by only four expansion joints separating end zones and sideline structures.
  • We cut several months off the construction schedule by designing in BIM to expedite steel procurement and detailing. Construction of the foundation began in May 2007 and the first event was held less than three years later in April 2010.
  • The building information model was also used to coordinate precast stadium construction, steel construction, as well as MEP systems, virtually eliminating field issues caused by interferences of components often encountered during construction.
  • The environmentally conscious project uses recycled steel and concrete from the demolition of the old stadium. The project diverted 7,000 tons of debris from landfills and used recycled materials in steel piles and aluminum louvers.

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