TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s sports authority chairman is stepping down.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said Tuesday that Carl Goldberg has submitted his resignation.

Goldberg has been the authority’s chairman since 2003. His term expired last year, but he stayed on as a holdover appointment to aid efforts to revive the stalled Xanadu retail and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands.

The sports authority operates the Meadowlands Racetrack and the Izod Center sports arena. It owns Monmouth Park racetrack and the Atlantic City and Wildwood convention centers.

It has seen its fortunes slump in recent years with the New Jersey Nets and New Jersey Devils leaving the Meadowlands for Newark and the Xanadu project derailed by financing problems.

  1. thankful says:

    It was an honor to work with Mr. Goldberg during his entire tenure. He was a man who held on to the original intent of the Authorities founders. There vision was to create a service for the state and create jobs.

    Yet the vision went further in giving 40 mil back to the state in the early years. NJSEA you hired a mutual clerk through the Urban league of Bergen County who would have more than likely been a lost statistic on some crime sheet or Institution.

    No, me like many others were given opportunity to become social, mental, and educationally sound to move forward and grow and pass that growth on to our family. My son, an Eagleton Fellow and PhD in Public Administration, My daughter who I am proud to call a College graduate and nurse, works for our troops in harms way and my last daughter who is a freshmen at the University of Maryland. College Park.

    I resign this year after 35 years of service and as an Asst.VP for The Meadowland’s Racetrack , the Department where I started making $32.00. a day. Thank you for the opportunity and exposure I may have never known except for this great organization.

    Chairman Goldberg you were a part of something great. All the best as you move onward and upward.

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