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Super Bowl XLVIII Dining at MetLife Stadium Will be the Greenest in History

  • Press Release

MetLife is first stadium in the world to meet the rigorous environmental standards of the Green Restaurant Association

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – January 9, 2014 – MetLife Stadium and its foodservice partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice earned the title of first Certified Green Restaurant® stadium from the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), exceeding its certification standards.

With over 200 on-site restaurants servicing up to 100,000 people in a day, this is the largest food service operation ever to receive this certification. 

The Green Restaurant Association worked with Delaware North Companies Sportservice to achieve 61 different environmental measures at MetLife Stadium. Click here to see a list of all 61 steps:

The most notable green accomplishments include:

  • All waste kitchen oil is being converted to biodiesel fuel
  • Composting all kitchen scraps
  • Donating all leftover food
  • Recycling cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum, and paper
  • Use of ENERGY STAR equipment
  • Installation of waterless urinals, touchless sensor faucets, ½ gallon faucet aerators, and low water landscaping
  • Eliminating all polystyrene foam containers

Michael Oshman, CEO and Founder of the Green Restaurant Association calls the certification a ground-breaking accomplishment among sports venues. “This achievement sets the environmental bar for stadiums and sporting events the world over.”

“We are so proud to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association,” said William Lohr, Sportservice general manager. “MetLife has been a great partner working toward the green certification. Earning this certification coupled with becoming ISO 14001 certified means that we can proudly say we are serving up the Greenest Super Bowl ever.”

“From the very beginning, our Owners committed to build and operate one of the most environmentally responsible stadiums in the National Football League,” said Brad Mayne, MetLife Stadium President and CEO.  “We thank our partners at Delaware North for their efforts in helping MetLife Stadium become the first Certified Green Restaurant® stadium in the world.”  

“I know it took a real team effort – lots of work and lots of cooperation – to get this done in time for Super Bowl XLVIII,” according to Jack Groh, Director of the NFL Environmental Program. “Being a Certified Green Restaurant® Stadium tells the fans that this stadium and its food service partners are committed to doing things in a way that is efficient and sustainable.”