EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey has already begun preparations for the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands.
However, an ongoing conflict between the New York Giants, the New York Jets and developers has caused the delay of the American Dream megamall and entertainment complex located directly across from the stadium.
The huge, multicolored entertainment and retail complex formerly known as Xanadu remains on hold.
“I don’t know if it will be ready for the Super Bowl or not. There’s been the conflict between the teams and the developers has certainly set back the timing and whether or not they’ll be able to get finished in time for the game, I’m not sure,” Gov. Chris Christie told reporters including WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.
The Jets and Giants sued developer Triple 5, arguing the American Dream complex would cause traffic nightmares on game days.
Still, Gov. Christie said they’re moving forward with an agreement with the developer and said he’s told them the first thing they should do is change the colorful exterior.
“So none of us have to drive by it again in our lifetimes,” Christie said.
Developers previously said the American Dream complex could see up to 150,000 visitors a day.
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