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NFL Jets, Giants Ask Court To Block Revival Of Development Project At Meadowlands

The Jets, Giants say American Dream developer didn't obtain their consent
The Giants and Jets went to court on Friday "to block the revival of American Dream, the $3.7 billion retail and entertainment project at the Meadowlands Sports Complex that has the support of the governor and a host of local officials," according to John Brennan of the Bergen RECORD. The teams, in an action filed in state court in Bergen County, "are seeking an injunction that could prevent Triple Five -- the would-be developer of the project -- from resuming construction at the site." The teams cite the "failure of the Canadian company to obtain their formal consent to expand the development beyond the footprint of the long-dormant Xanadu project." The plan includes "an indoor water park and a glass-domed amusement park." Giants President & CEO John Mara said that the two teams have "tried for nearly a year to work out a compromise with Triple Five on game-day access to American Dream but that any progress has been 'negligible.'" Mara said he met last week with Jets Owner Woody Johnson, who "shares the same concerns as we have about how his fans would be impacted by this project" (Bergen RECORD, 6/23).
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