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Published on February 1st, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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MetLife Stadium — Solar Powered, Home Of “Super Green” Super Bowl, But…



MetLife Stadium, home to the Super Bowl XLVIII is one of the greenest and most technologically advanced stadiums in professional sports. It includes solar panels, energy-efficient windows, native plants, low-flush toilets, waterless urinals, and is made of recycled steel and plastic. MetLife Stadium also an open-air stadium, so there are huge savings on (lack of) air conditioning and heating.

MetLife Stadium is still a ginormous stadium (seats 82,500!) used for purely recreational purposes, but hey, that’s part of society.

Passed on to me by someone representing Skanska (which built the stadium), below is an infographic with a lot more details on the MetLife Stadium, including more notes regarding green building aspects of the building process and stadium as a whole.

However, before sharing that, I’ll note one quite ungreen thing related to Super Bowl XLVIII: you can’t walk to the game! You also can’t bike to the game. Oy.

On the plus side (when it comes to transportation), however, the mass transit will be good and heavily promoted/utilized, while driving to the stadium is also greatly limited.

Anyway, on to this Skanska MetLife Stadium infographic:

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



  • Larry

    Now if the NFL would only adopt some rule changes to protect the players from Chronic Brain Injury this sport might continue for enough years to wear out this stadium

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