Metlife Stadium: Legendary Moments in the Making
Metlife Stadium is home to two of the most prominent NFL teams, the New York Giants and the New York Jets, but it’s one of the newest stadiums in the league so get your cheap NY Giants tickets asap. In fact, the stadium opened in 2009 and replaced historic Giants Stadium as the home of New York’s professional football teams. The stadium, which is named for a large insurance company based in New York City, already has an impressive resume in the short time that it’s been in operation. It is the only stadium in the NFL that is home to two teams, and it hosted the Super Bowl in 2014. Besides that being the first time the game was played in the greater New York area, it also marked the first time that the Super Bowl was played in an open aired stadium in a ‘cold weather’ city. In fact, the NFL made an exception to weather and temperature requirements surrounding a host stadium for the Super Bowl, in order to celebrate the NFL’s history in the New York area as well as the new stadium.
Despite all the hype around the stadium, its construction came with a heavy price tag. In fact, the stadium cost $1.6 billion to build, meaning that it is the most expensive stadium in the NFL. It does, however, have the largest seating capacity, at just above 82,500 people. The stadium is actually next to the site of the old Giants Stadium, at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, and was originally named New Meadowlands Stadium. Even though its tenants are called New York teams, the complex is in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which lies in the New York City metropolitan area. Besides hosting twice the number of football games per year than other NFL stadiums, Metlife Stadium has been host to several high profile artists and bands, including the Eagles, Taylor Swift, and other notable artists. Aside from it hosting the Super Bowl, many football fans remember it for being home to some thrilling playoff games, as well as an important regular season game between both tenants in 2011, when the New York Giants beat the Jets 29-14.
While Metlife Stadium is only a few years old, it has been host to a plethora of exciting activities and games. Some New York football fans had said that the old Giants Stadium, along with its heritage and legendary status, could not be replaced. However, proponents of the newer complex hope that Metlife Stadium will come close, and provide a home for many more legendary moments to come.