Friday, January 24, 2014

Maps of the Super Bowl Stadium Site

Mapping the Super Bowl:  Locations of Giants and MetLife Stadiums from Ball State University Libraries

The Ball State University Libraries' GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) includes a collection of historic and current U.S. Geological Survey topographic quadrangle maps for the entire United States.  These maps provide an excellent resource for studying the development of places over time.

The topographic map shown above (top, click to enlarge) was published in 1995 and shows the location of the former Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  Giants Stadium was demolished in 2010.

The bottom Google Earth image shows the location of the new MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets of the National Football League.  Ground was broken on the stadium in 2007, and it opened in 2010.  The satellite image shows the relative location of the stadium to the heart of New York City, Manhattan.

MetLife Stadium will be the site of Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014.  This is the first time the Super Bowl will be played in an open-air stadium in a cold weather city.

For more information about using topographic maps to study development, visit the GRMC Map Tutorials page to check out Maps and Cartography:  Topographic Maps or contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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