We noted last week that the Jets and Giants are taking some criticism over their lawsuit to prevent the construction of a huge mall next to their stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Now the teams’ critics include the governor of New Jersey.
Governor Chris Christie told the Bergen Record that he thinks the Jets and Giants have done the wrong thing by going to court to attempt to halt the project, which could be a major source of revenue for the area but which the teams say will cause “traffic nightmares” on the 20 days a year that the two NFL teams are playing home games at MetLife Stadium.
“It’s not the way the business should be done, and I’m disappointed in the teams for having done it — and I’ll leave it at that,” Christie said.
Christie said he believes the project will still go forward, and that work will start up again in the fall. But a fight with the Jets and Giants will have to be part of the work toward getting the project done.