New England Patriots vs. New York Jets: Skanska Stadium Showdown

Tonight, the New England Patriots will take on the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. This game should be a tremendous showdown for the two storied rivals, which just happen to play in stadiums built by Skanska USA. In anticipation of tonight’s showdown, let’s take a closer look at how Gillette Stadium and MetLife Stadium stacked up during construction.

ette MetLife Green Stadium

Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium

The Basics

– Opened in 2002

– Open-air stadium, 16 stories tall

– Seating for 68,756 spectators, including 6,000 club seats and 87 luxury suites

– It’s the largest football stadium in the Mid-American Conference

– The entrance includes a lighthouse (which was originally designed to shoot a light 2 miles high) and a bridge modeled on Boston’s Longfellow Bridge

MetLife Stadium

MetLife Stadium

The Basics

– Opened in 2010

– Open-air stadium

– Seating for 82,500 spectators, including 10,005 club seats and approximately 218 luxury suites – making it one of the largest NFL stadiums in total seating

– The stadium is just over 2 million square feet and covers almost 13.5 acres, enough for 10 football fields

– It’s the only stadium in the U.S. designed to house two professional football teams

– The stadium is distinguished by an outer skin of aluminum louvers and by interior lighting that switches colors depending on which team is playing at home–blue for the Giants and green for the Jets

– Front row 50 yard line seats are 46 feet away from the sideline, which is the shortest distance of all NFL Stadiums


Skanska USA

Skanska USA

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