Green is not only the color that New Jets Stadium will be on the days of Jets home games beginning in 2010. It also describes the goal of building the most eco-friendly stadium in the country.
Jets chairman and CEO Woody Johnson was joined by Giants co-owner John Mara, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, N.J. Gov. Jon Corzine and other officials at a ceremony today at the new stadium rising in the Meadowlands to announce and display the green practices that will be in effect when the stadium opens for the Jets and Giants in the 2010 preseason.
Johnson, Mara and New Meadowlands CEO Mark Lamping also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the teams' green practices, which have been employed in all three phases of building the stadium — design, construction and operation.
In the photo accompanying this article, Woody Johnson is signing the memorandum. He is flanked in the front row by stadium CEO Mark Lamping on the left and by George Pavlou, the EPA's acting regional director, on the right, with Mara to the far right. Behind them from the left are Mark Mauriello, New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection commissioner; Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Commissioner Goodell, Gov. Corzine, Rep. Steven Rothman and NJSEA chairman Carl Goldberg.