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MetroStars Plan Soccer Stadium
Friday, August 05, 2005
New York, NY —
The MetroStars plan to build a new stadium near Newark that would give the Major League Soccer club a home of its own.
The team plans to leave the Meadowlands in favor of its own smaller, soccer-specific stadium. The 20-thousand seat arena, which will be built in Harrison, New Jersey is set to open by June 2007.
The stadium's $75-90 million cost would be paid for by the Metrostars owners, with local officials paying for tens of millions of dollars in clean up and transportation improvements.
The new arena is to be part of a billion dollar redevelopment of the Passaic River waterfront accross from Newark.
The Metrostars are only the latest team to try to leave the Meadowlands. The Devils are are building a hockey arena in Newark, the Nets are trying to move to Brooklyn, and the Jets tried for months to move to Manhattan's West Side, only to have the deal fall apart. For WNYC, I'm Dan Blumberg.