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STATE OF THE STADIUMS: THE MEADOWLANDS

     THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY has compiled information on the
NFL's stadiums and continues an occasional series of stadium
profiles today with Giants Stadium.
STADIUM:         Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
AGE:             Completed in 1976.
                 Opening game October 10, 1976, Giants v. Dallas.
CAPACITY:        77,716 for the Jets; 78,136 for the Giants
LUXURY BOXES:    72 -- Controlled by the New Jersey Sports and
                 Exposition Authority.
OWNERSHIP:       State of New Jersey
MANAGEMENT:      New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority
COST:            $10 million paid for by public bonds.
ADVERTISING:     Handled by Exposition Authority.  Annual revenue
                 of $7M.  Giants/Jets get undisclosed percentage.
CONCESSIONS:     Harry M. Stevens.  Authority gets 35%, with
                 undisclosed percentage for Giants/Jets.
PARKING:         24,500 spots at $6 a car.  Revenue is split
                 50/50 with the Giants -- Jets not available.
RENT:            Not disclosed for Giants or Jets.
LEASE:           Giants 2012, Jets 2008 with 10-year option.
(Sources: Bill Squires/Exposition Authority, Rusty Hawley/Giants)
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