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. http://dinegreen.com/customers/featured.asp?ID=REST11967
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.”
About the Green Restaurant Association
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national non-proﬁt organization, has
pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement since 1990. The GRA has been the leading voice within the industry, helping thousands of restaurants in 47 states and Canada to green their operations, using transparent, science-based environmental certiﬁcation standards. For more information, visit www.dinegreen.com.
About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation’s leading food, beverage and retail management companies. It has been the food and beverage partner of MetLife Stadium since 2010. Sportservice provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
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 one of the largest stadiums 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 on February 2, 2014, the venue will become history’s first open-air venue in a cold-weather region to hold football’s biggest game. For more information, visit www.metlifestadium.com