Opening first as New Meadowlands Stadium, MetLife Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Giants and New York Jets, as well as being a venue for large concerts. Situated in East Rutherford, NJ., the stadium is only 10 miles from Manhattan.
With a capacity of 82,556, MetLife is the biggest NFL stadium in the country and at $1.6 billion is the most expensive NFL stadium ever built, narrowing out Dallas’s Cowboys stadium. MetLife will host Super Bowl XLVIII, becoming the first non-domed cold-weather stadium to ever host the championship game.
The first concert ever played at MetLife was hometown act Bon Jovi. The stadium hosted an international soccer match between Brazil and the U.S. in front of a crown of over 77,000. Seven months later it hosted the U.S. vs. Argentina, which drew 78,926 – a sell-out.
The NCAA Lacrosse Big City Classic has been held at the stadium since 2010 and MetLife will also host the WWE’s Wrestlemania XXIX in 2013.