What You Don't Know About MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium should never have hosted a Super Bowl, but it’s just too darn cool a building. Rules say the championship can only be played in open-air facilities that average over 50 degrees. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell waived them because he wanted to celebrate the new stadium. Skanska delivered the 2.2M SF facility in 2010—it seats 82,500 fans and could fit nearly 39 football fields, making it one of the largest stadiums in the NFL. It’s also one of the most technologically advanced and greenest, saving nearly $20M in operating expenses since it opened. (Editor's note: They should be using that money to get the Jets a decent receiver.) It’s twice the size of the former stadium, but uses 25% less water and 30% less energy.