Massive Meadowlands mall faces formidable opponent: the New York Giants and Jets

TRD New York /
Mar.March 15, 2012 11:30 AM

The ambitious plans for the American Dream Meadowlands mall in New Jersey — slated to be one of the nation’s largest, upon completion — have hit another snag: the New York Giants and Jets, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The National Football League teams spent $1.6 billon building their new field, MetLife Stadium, in 2010. Now they are concerned that the American Dream Meadowlands project will intensify the traffic they say is already a problem for the stadium, which most fans reach via automobile.

A source told the Journal that the teams are in negotiations with the American Dream developer, Canada-based Triple Five, and will consider a lawsuit if their differences cannot be resolved. The main concession the teams are seeking is the closure of the amusement park section of the complex during home games, the Journal said.

The mall has already struggled to address environmental concerns from at least three federal regulatory agencies, the Journal said, and to secure financing for the 2.7 million-square-foot complex, which will open in 2013, according to the developer’s website. [WSJ]

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