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MetLife Stadium Ranked #1 Grossing Stadium in World; Named “Top Stop of the Decade”

January 8th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

MetLife Stadium, home to both the New York Giants and New York Jets, was recently ranked the No. 1 grossing stadium in the world by Billboard magazine. Venues Today also placed MetLife Stadium near the top of the list, ranking it as the No. 2 grossing stadium in the world. However, despite the second place ranking, the same publication named it the "top stop of the decade."

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“From professional football and international soccer to award-winning musical performances, MetLife Stadium can play host to it all,” said Brad Mayne, President and CEO of MetLife Stadium. “Our talented and experienced staff can be credited for making this recognition by well-known, industry publications a reality. We look forward to expanding our events roster in 2013 and continuing to host world-class, fan friendly experiences at the stadium.”

In addition to the honors received from Billboard Magazine and Venues Today, Pollstar magazine ranked MetLife the No. 1 grossing stadium in the United States and the No. 3 grossing stadium in the world.

Billboard's rankings were based on total ticket sales (sans Giants and Jets tickets) between reported between November 9, 2011 and November 13, 2012. Over that time, the stadium grossed $46,189,454, with total attendance of 621,850 and total capacity of 697,936 for 17 shows.

Venues Today's rankings were based on concert and event grosses (sans Giants and Jets tickets) between October 16, 2011 and October 15, 2012. Over that time, the stadium reported total gross ticket sales of $46,051,104 and total attendance of 616,316 for 16 shows. The "top stop of the decade" ranking included Giants and Jets games, as well as games played at the old Giants Stadium, and boasted $240,069,968 in total gross and 3,780,181 in attendance for the past decade.

Some notable upcoming events include WrestleMania29, Bon Jovi – Because We Can Tour and, of course, Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.

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23 Responses to “MetLife Stadium Ranked #1 Grossing Stadium in World; Named “Top Stop of the Decade””

  1.  Krow says:

    Anyone else getting a kick out of the Jets implosion? How cowardly of Rex to take a vaca while people are getting fired. Everyone goes under the bus to save his hide. Owner’s pet. Amazing theatre. Such a pleasure being a fan of the ‘other’ team.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Let’s hope all of this convinces Marc Ross to steer clear of the menagerie and he gives us another year while training his successor.

      •  Nosh.0 says:

        Jets= Mets of the NFL.

        In fact the Rex Ryan tenure is going down an eerily similar path as Omar Minayas career with the Mets did.

        What makes both failures so enjoyable (as a Mets fan I didn’t really enjoy Minayas) is that both came in with a brash arrogance about them. Then celebrated coming in 4th place and being relevant, like they just won multiple championships.

        For the most part I take no pleasure from seeing people fail, but when you act that cocky and don’t back it up, it’s hard not to enjoy the egg splattered all over their faces.

  2.  Levito says:

    Take that Jerry Jones!

  3.  fanfor55years says:

    Tell you what. I hope the Giants’ scouts have been VERY busy evaluating the offensive line personnel at Alabama and Stanford. Take the best five guys from those two teams and I’d suggest they’d be better than most O-lines in the NFL, and certainly better than ours.

    And as I said earlier, seeing the depth of talent on ‘Bama last night, I suddenly have high hopes for Matt McCants (whom I know came with Saban’s imprimatur after Marc Ross grilled him about another team’s player and was told that ‘Bama tried to recruit him). I already think the other SEC pick, Brandon Mosley is going to be a good one.

  4.  rlhjr says:

    rlhjr says:
    January 7, 2013 at 5:58 PM
    Love’s me some Norm…………………where the hell did ya go…..bra?

    Charles Way was the last truly full feature full back that I saw. He was the equivalent of a 5 tool baseball player. Run, run block, pass block and catch out of the backfield very aggresive. A complete player. That said I do like Hynusaurs. Hopefully he continues to grow.

    RG3 should have been pulled once he started running like a man with one leg. Kid was in serious danger of getting nailed and not being able to maneuver himself out of harms way.

    Stupid decision by the skins head coach. RG3 could actually be ruined.
    And the best case scenario (if this is what many fear) could be an 18 to 20 month healing/rehab stint.

    “I CALLS EM LIKE I SEE’S EM……………rlhjr”

  5.  Nosh.0 says:

    As for all you bummed out Irish fans, just remember, you guys are a good college football team. You lost last night to a pro team, no shame in that.

  6.  Nosh.0 says:

    Haven’t been to the new stadium yet but from what I hear it is a big ugly pile of metal designed to bring in as much cash as possible. So in that sense it has been a great success. From an architectural standpoint, the words “epic fail” come to mind. Especially since the last stadium was perfectly adequate to watch a football game (not a bad seat in the old Giants stadium).

    In fact all 3 NY teams (haven’t seen Barclays yet) butchered their new stadiums. Don’t get me wrong, Citi and Yankee Stadiums are O.K., but when you see some of the stadiums being built around the world, you realize these 3 could have been a lot nicer.

    Cut to John Mara yelling “This is New Jersey. You want architecture go to effing Paris”

  7.  Levito says:

    My take on the RG III situation is that they way the organization handled the situation is emblematic of the Redskins organization as a whole. They’re always in a win-now mode regardless of the future. With RG III they got a really talented QB who, if healthy, will be able to keep the Redskins competitive as long as he’s in the league.

    If the Redskins had pulled RG III earlier in the game and end up losing, like they did anyway, they should have deemed their season a resounding success. Especially ater rebounding from 3-6 to win the division, they already put the league on notice that they’re a team which can score on anyone and be competitive. If they improve their defense, they can be even more dangerous.

    But the organization is unable to see the forest for the trees and they saw that they were only a few games away from going to New Orleans and that there really aren’t any powerhouse teams in the league this year. They felt they were so close to a SB and they haven’t been a decent team in so long that they couldn’t bear to have their star QB sidelined.

    Now they’ve gone and not only screwed over this season, but most likely the beginning of next season, and possibly even more. RG III will probably miss all of training camp and maybe some of the start of the season if he has to have surgery. And who knows how mobile he’ll be when he comes back. Or how much he’ll recover. Or how injury prone he’ll be in the future. But hey, Washington is the team which spend 3 first round picks and a 2nd on him. If that’s how they want to use their franchise QB, well, does it really surprise anyone that’s seen the way that organization has operated the past 14 years?

    •  JimStoll says:

      The Skins made the decision after the injury first occurred during the Baltimore game
      anyone watching the way the leg whipped in mid-air and they way he came up limping knew he had done something

      they sat him the next week but re-inserted him against the Eagles. he was not the same player from there on out but they still thought he gave them the best chance to win so they played him

      was that decision really so different than what the Giants did with Nicks all season?
      with KP in the second Skins game?

      when a guy is injured enough to be hobbled, but not enough that he absolutely can’t go, teams gauge whther he can still be effective and how great the risk is of worse injury to the same spot

      probably a lot of hearing and believing what you want to hear and believe thereafter

      if the skins didn’t sit RG after the Baltimore game long enough to ensure no further immediate injury to the same area — probably the rerst of 2012, including the playoffs, it was unreasonable to expect them to sit him at any time during the Seattle game, unless they believed Cousins was a superior alternative, which plainly they did not

      I don’t think there is another team in the league, including the Giants, who would have made a different decision

      •  Levito says:

        Not entirely different than what they did with Nicks, or KP for that matter.

        But the major difference is this is the franchise QB who they just spend 4 picks on and is supposed to be the face of the team for 10+ years. KP, on the other hand, was in the final year of his contract. And Nicks also only has one year left. So in the bigger picture, they’re at least more expendable.

        But I do think there are other teams out there which would have sat RG III.

        •  GOAT56 says:

          Ok that’s fair. I just agreed with acting liek we are god and the redskins are just stupid. I think there are plenty of eams that would have played but others that would have sat him. But I do think it’s similar at least player wise to Nicks and KP for that matter.

  8.  rlhjr says:

    I think its safe to state at this point that Dan Snyder “SUCKS”

    Try that three times in a row…………LOL.

  9.  rlhjr says:

    I feel you 55. But if the Giants had “one” of those kids (The Bama center or guard) the current offensive line would benefit greatly.

    Throw him in with the project kids and it would be hard to go wrong.

    Although when last I saw them either McCants or Mosley appeared to knew how to the spell the word block (pass or run) much less execute one on the pro level.

  10.  Nosh.0 says:

    I have to imagine RG3 is young enough, dedicated, and has such great athletic genes that a full recovery should be no problem.

    And perhaps this will teach him to become a better pocket passer in the long run.

    The one concern I’d have if I was a Skins fan is if the team rushes him back before he’s 100 percent ready. The skins need to take the long view with Griffin and not focus too much on 2013. When he returns to the field there should be no doubt in his mind or anyones, about the knee. If that means missing most of 2013 than so be it.

    The skins have an opportunity here. To learn from their mistake and not put him back on the field until they are sure the knee will hold up. Or repeat the same mistake and put him back on the field before the knee is 100 percent ready ie opening day 2013.

    Whichever route they take helps define whether or not the organization knows what it’s doing. In situations like this I often ask myself “WWMD?” What would the Mets do? A good organization would simply do the opposite of the Wilpons.

    •  JimStoll says:

      RG needs to go to Adrian Peterson’s doctor – period

    •  fanfor55years says:

      LOL re: the Mets.

      Since we probably have a number of folks on this site who root both for the Mets and the Irish, all I can say is that there’s always another day and the sun will, in fact, come up (at least for another few billion years or so).

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