Those eastern Pennsylvania football fans lucky enough (and with enough disposable income) to land seats at MetLife Stadium for this year's Super Bowl might enjoy knowing an engineering firm with an office in Bethlehem played a pivotal role in the development of the stadium.
Langan, an engineering and environmental consulting firm with 18 offices nationwide including nearby Bethlehem and Doylestown, said it was called upon to facilitate design and construction of the stadium and maintain the project schedule. Langan provided geotechnical, site/civil, environmental, traffic engineering, surveying, permitting and landscape architecture services for MetLife Stadium – working with the owners, design-build contractor and a diverse team of architects and designers.
The stadium has got some green going for it, too.
According to a press release from MetLife Stadium, the facility sets the industry standard for sustainability and green initiatives and was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a leading venue in carbon, energy, water and solid waste reduction.
The stadium has been credited with a reduction in its carbon footprint, a reduction that would be the equivalent of the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 49,147 vehicles, according to MetLife.
Here's a link to the Langan website, which offers more details on the project and an image of the arena and stadium, completed in 2010.