Skanska's American units have been awarded the design/build contract for the new Meadowlands NFL Football Stadium in New Jersey. The contract sum amounts to approx. €720 million (US$998 million), which is included in the company's order bookings for the first quarter of 2007. The customer is Meadowlands NFL Football Stadium LLC. This is the largest U.S. order ever for Skanska, which has been and is involved in a number of sports stadium projects in the U.S.
The new stadium will be the home field for the New York Giants and the New York Jets, the first facility built specifically to accommodate two U.S. National Football League (NFL) teams. The stadium will also be used for concerts and other entertainment and sports activities.
The new Meadowlands NFL Football Stadium will be a technologically advanced open-air stadium with seats for 82,000 spectators, including 217 Luxury Suite boxes. The project comprises 175,000 m² and will be part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The project is a design/build assignment where Skanska USA Building will contribute with its vast building experience from previous Skanska stadium projects, including Gillette Stadium in Boston. Skanska USA Civil will act as sub-contractor for the steel works with a share of the contract amounting to US$150 million.
In the U.S., Skanska has constructed several major stadiums in recent years, such as Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, and the Gillette Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts. At present, Skanska is also participating in building of the new Yankee Stadium in New York.