NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The New York Giants and New York Jets refiled a lawsuit Thursday to stop developers from expanding a planned $3 billion megamall near MetLife Stadium, placing another roadblock in front of a project that already has endured 10 years of false starts and financial woes.
The action came two weeks after the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority approved a new master plan for the American Dream megamall in the Meadowlands, across the parking lot from MetLife Stadium. That opened the door for the teams to revive a lawsuit they’d filed last year that was dismissed by a state Superior Court judge as being premature because the project hadn’t received official approval.
At issue for the teams is how much additional traffic the mall will produce on days when the Jets and Giants play at home. Giants co-owner John Mara stressed that the teams aren’t out to stop the project completely.