Cross praised the MTA--which earlier this summer rejected a $400 million counter offer for the site from Madison Square Garden owner, Cablevision--for its encouragement over the years as the team faced numerous lawsuits, community opposition and, ultimately, state denial of a $300 million funding package to build the dream New York Sports and Convention Center
The board's decision, which had to be unanimous, came after the International Olympic Committee released its report saying that New York was still very much in the running to host the games--should the New York Sports and Convention Center
(that will double as an Olympic stadium) be built.
Today's action is another positive step in the New York Sports and Convention Center
project," said Empire State Development Corp.
The Jets drive to build the New York Sports and Convention Center
won't be stopped by Cablevision's legal ramblings, the team said this week.
No contest"--said the MTA when it unanimously approved the Jets bid this week to build the much maligned New York Sports and Convention Center
over the western rail yards in Manhattan.
The Jets teamed up with six of the city's biggest developers to offer $720 million for the rights to build the New York Sports and Convention Center
and develop the rest of the blighted west side neighborhood into "a vibrant commercial and residential district.
The Jets threw a "Hail Mary" pass this week to save what had seemed like a sure thing for the football team to build the New York Sports and Convention Center
on Manhattan's West Side.