New York Football Giants and New York Jets Appoint Veteran Venue Executive Brad Mayne as President and CEO of MetLife Stadium
Current President and CEO of American Airlines Center to Lead the
Nation’s Premier Sports and Entertainment Destination
East Rutherford, N.J. – August 15, 2012 – Brad Mayne, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Airlines Center in Dallas, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Stadium, home of the NY Jets and NY Giants, and future site of the 2014 New York/New Jersey Super Bowl, as announced today by the owners of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
A recognized leader in the public facility industry, Mayne will assume the role formerly held by Mark Lamping, vacated in February 2012. His start date will be September 5.
Mayne comes to MetLife Stadium following a 14-year tenure as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Center Operating Company, which manages the American Airlines Center, home to the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and NHL’s Dallas Stars, as well as various incoming sports and entertainment events, allowing it to be routinely ranked as one of the busiest arenas in the world.
“I am excited to join the team at MetLife Stadium, an iconic venue that sets the industry gold standard, and to work closely with the New York Jets and New York Giants, two of the best franchises in the National Football League,” said Mayne. “I look forward to enhancing the deep tradition of excellence so closely associated with the Stadium and its two home teams, and am honored to be a part of the building’s ever-expanding future.”
“Brad is an accomplished executive with a diverse skill set and an unparalleled performance record in the business of venue administration,” said John Mara, President and CEO of the New York Giants. “We are confident that his leadership will allow for continued growth and development, and elevate the signature MetLife Stadium experience at every level for all partners, sponsors, and guests.”
“With a proven track record of success earned by leading one of the country’s most popular multi-purpose venues, Brad is a natural choice to lead our Stadium into the next phase of its ongoing development,” said Woody Johnson, Chairman and CEO of the New York Jets. “His comprehensive knowledge of sports and entertainment will allow for a broad yet balanced leadership approach and guarantee that MetLife Stadium maintains its standing as a first-rate facility.”
“Brad’s multifaceted experience will serve the Stadium well as it prepares to host a wide-range of events, including highly anticipated college football match-ups, sold out music concerts, the WWE’s WrestleMania, and Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014,” said Steve Tisch, Chairman and Executive Vice President of the New York Football Giants. “We believe he will be a consummate colleague and look forward to much success with him as our leader.”
Prior to his time at the American Airlines Center, Mayne served as a regional manager at Ogden Entertainment from 1994-1998, where he was responsible for the development of management contracts for public assembly facilities in the Western Region of North America, and was directly involved in facility design, financing, construction, and operational start-ups for several municipalities in the United States and Canada.
From 1991 to 1994, he served as General Manager of Ogden Facility Management, and the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, now known as the Honda Center. In that role, he supervised the Management Agreement between the City of Anaheim and Ogden Services Corporation, with responsibilities for the coordination of design, development, financing, and construction stages of Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, and oversaw the management and administration of the arena, home of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL team.
From 1989 to 1991, he was the Executive Director of the Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and from 1987 to 1989, was the Deputy Director of the Department of Public Assembly Facilities in the city of Tacoma, Washington, where he managed the Tacoma Dome, Tacoma Convention Center, Bi-Centennial Pavilion, Pantages Performing Arts Theater, and the AAA Baseball Stadium for the City of Tacoma.
About MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets and New York Football Giants, sets the standard for venue excellence with state-of-the-art technology, comfort and amenities. The only active venue to serve as the home stadium for two NFL teams, MetLife Stadium hosts 20 NFL games per season, more than any other Stadium.
With a full, game-day seating capacity of 82,500, MetLife Stadium is the largest stadium in the National Football League. It boasts numerous dining options and a rail line that drops guests directly at the front door. During its inaugural year in 2010, MetLife Stadium was selected to host Super Bowl XLVIII, and in 2014 the venue will become history’s first open-air venue in a cold-weather region to hold football’s biggest game.
In 2011, MetLife Stadium was ranked No. 1 for safety by Security magazine’s “Security 500” in the Arenas/Stadiums/Leagues/ Entertainment division and for the second consecutive year was cited by Billboard magazine as the highest-grossing stadium in North America.
For more information, visit www.metlifestadium.com.