Stadium doings – Trojan horse?
An interesting article on Patrick Desmond Hobbs, dean of Seton Hall Law School, and chair of the commission evaluating Newark’s plan to build a new arena for the NJ Devils: One man on hot seat over arena in Newark.
Across the river, things are heating up on the Jets/Javits stadium/convention center combination. Who will control it? The Jets and their $800m investment, or the city with their $600m? Perhaps today’s hearing in Manhattan will clear that up. Andrew Zimbalist states in the article that the Javits Center is “a Trojan horse to justify the stadium.” Might be.
I know building sites in the city are scarce, but you’d think the Jets could build themselves a nice home with their $800m check, and just hit the city up for a permit and a building condemnation or two. Just a thought.