Giants Stadium

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Giants Stadium
Location East Rutherford, New Jersey
Opened October 10, 1976
Closed January 3, 2010
Demolished February 4-August 10, 2010
Other Names n/a
Tenants New York Giants (1976-2009)
New York Jets (1984-2010)
New York Red Bulls (1996-2009)
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1993)
New York/New Jersey Knights (1991-92)
New Jersey Generals (1983-85)
New York Cosmos (1977-84)

Giants Stadium (sometimes referred to as Giants Stadium at the Meadowlands or The Swamp) was a stadium located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The venue was open from 1976 to 2010, and it primarily hosted sporting events and concerts. It was best known as the home field of the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams. The maximum seating capacity was 80,242. The structure itself was 756 feet (230 m) long, 592 feet (180 m) wide and 144 feet (44 m) high from service level to the top of the seating bowl and 178 feet (54 m) high to the top of the south tower. The volume of the stadium was 64.5 million cubic feet (1,830,000 m3), and 13,500 tons of structural steel were used in the building process while 29,200 tons of concrete were poured. It was owned and operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA).

List of credited publications

League Date/Season Team(s) Type
National Football League October 31, 1976 New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Program
December 12, 1976 New York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals Program
October 9, 1977 New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Program
October 15, 1978 New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Program
October 7, 1979 New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Program
September 2, 1984 New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Program
College football October 7, 1989 Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Program
World League of American Football April 4, 1992 New York/New Jersey Knights vs. San Antonio Riders Program
College football August 29, 1992 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. NC State Wolfpack Program
National Football League September 12, 1993 New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Program
December 15, 1996 New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints Program
November 30, 1997 New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Program
October 29, 2000 New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Program

See also

List of National Football League stadiums

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