MetLife Stadium is an American famous sports stadium located in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, near New York City. It is the stadium of two franchised brands of the National Football League (NFL), New York Giants and New York Jets, as well as New York Guardians of XFL. Originally called New Meadowlands Stadium when it opened in 2010. MetLife Stadium Company is the owner. Spending 1.6 billion USD, this is the most expensive stadium ever built at that time.
When the Giants Stadium was nearly 30 years old, it became one of the old stadiums in the NFL. Jets, once a stadium renter, sought to build their own stadium in Manhattan, like the proposed West Side Stadium. Originally intended to be the 85,000-seater main stadium to bid for the New York Summer Olympics 2012, it was designed to shrink to 75,000 seats for Jets. However, the West Side Stadium will require significant public funding. Progress was halted in 2005 due to objections from several sources, including Cablevision. Jets formed a joint venture with Giants later in order to build a new stadium.
MetLife Stadium is the only current NFL stadium that is shared by two clubs. In 2020, it will be added by the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, which will be home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargeers. The Los Angeles Staples Center, home to the NBA’s Clippers and the Lakers, is the only other facility that currently has two teams from the same sports league in the United States. In addition, this is the fourth building in the New York metropolitan area that is home to many teams from the same sports tournament, after the Polo Grounds, where there are the Giants and Yankees baseball teams from 1903 to 1922 and the pitch. Shea stadium, which was the home ground of the Yankees and the Mets in the 1974 and 1975 seasons.