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Old 03-02-2003, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default NYJ Propose new Stadium

Jets' plan meets some fan resistance
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Jets unveiled their plan for a $1.2 billion stadium on Manhattan's West Side, complete with a retractable dome and seating for 85,000 fans.

The proposed facility is a key part of the city's bid for the 2012 Olympics.

According to Jets president Jay Cross, the new facility would host four major rock concerts per year, along with 10 football games and more than 150 other events. The stadium would also allow the city to compete as a possible host for the NCAA Final Four.

As he showed off the plans Friday, Cross said the new stadium would not cause traffic jams in the already-crowded streets around the Lincoln Tunnel. The stadium would not come with any parking facilities, meaning no tailgating for the Jets fans who currently arrive early at Giants Stadium. Cross estimated that 70 percent of fans would take mass transit to the team's dream dome.

The proposal was quickly criticized by neighborhood residents, who questioned the validity of the team's claims.

The Jets' current lease at Giants Stadium at the Meadowlands in New Jersey expires in 2008.

hahaha jets fan won't be able to tailgate anymore. sounds like a nice place. i'd be great to go to the final four i'm all for this thing.espn.com
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