MetLife Stadium CEO leaving for Jaguars

Mark Lamping helped bring Super Bowl XLVIII to MetLife Stadium.

He won’t be around to see it, though.

Lamping is leaving his position as CEO of MetLife Stadium to become president of the Jaguars.

“This is a very important and exciting development in the rebirth of the Jacksonville Jaguars,” Jacksonville owner Shahid Khan said in a statement. “Mark will bring to the Jaguars and to the Jacksonville community a mix of sports and brand marketing, stadium management expertise and team front-office leadership that is very difficult to find in one person.”

“Mark joined our team in 2008 as construction on our new home in the Meadowlands was just beginning, and in many ways, he helped to guide the building of our Stadium. From the onset, as home to two NFL franchises, our Stadium project was unlike any other and Mark’s guidance and business expertise were critical to our success. We will always be grateful for his invaluable leadership,” the Giants and Jets said in a statement.

Lamping will leave his position at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 24, according to Bloomberg News. A search for his replacement will begin immediately.

Lamping worked closely with Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, as well as Jets owner Woody Johnson.