MetLife Stadium has a seating capacity of 82,500 and includes 27,5000 parking spaces. It is the second-largest NFL stadium in the US, covering more than 2.1 million square feet. The construction of the stadium, which was conceived under a design-build contract, is divided by only four expansion joints that separate the end zones and sideline structures.
The 910-by-740-foot stadium was planned using advanced technology resources, such as BIM (Building Information Modeling) and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) that were key to delivering a successful project.
The MetLife stadium set new standards for construction planning and execution, but perhaps the most amazing aspect of the project was that it was completed five months ahead of schedule and within budget.
Here are some other notable facts about this impressive large-scale project:
The project diverted 7,000 tons of debris from landfills and managed to use recycled materials in steel piles and aluminum louvers.
The aluminum louvers that form the outer skin of the structure extend for more than 50,000 meters (50 kilometers) or 163,681 feet (31.1 miles).
Strategic and advanced BIM controls allowed builders to expedite the steel detailing process, dramatically reducing construction times.