Last month, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority agreed on an expansion project for the American Dreams Complex, which currently sits adjacent to MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
Because the owners of the two teams feel that the building is larger than expected, they are trying to have the project shut down, which is why they have filed a lawsuit which cites traffic congestion for fans, especially on game days for their respective teams' home games.
Back on May 17th, approval was set to have an indoor amusement theme park and a water park built in the complex at East Rutherford, but as the Giants and Jets have cited in the lawsuit trying to stop the project, "it will clog the complex's already congested transportation networks and create a transportation nightmare when events are held at MetLife Stadium."
"Our endgame is to require the developers to agree to a reasonable traffic and parking plan, and restrict their operations on game day," he said. "They are unwilling to agree to anything. You can’t have thousands more people coming in and out of there at the same time. It doesn’t work," Mara said.
On game days, Giants and Jets fans pay a hefty price to have the ability to park near MetLife Stadium. Giants fans pay around $250 per season while Jets fans pay around $350 per season. Add that up for all of the season ticket holders and that's about $12 million per season in just revenue that the building is making.
However, if the American Dream Complex comes in with an approximated 30,000 spaces that would be free and adjacent to MetLife Stadium, that will be a problem to the Giants and Jets, who make money off the parking and would see a tremendous decrease in revenue if said structure was to take place.
This argument between two sides will say they have the fans best interests in mind, but in the end, it's about the all-mighty dollar.
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