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
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)