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October 28, 2007

After 9-game road trip, Devils open new arena

AP via USA Today
David Porter

Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James first proposed a downtown arena in 1997. The Devils had threatened to move to Nashville two years before that, then set their sights on a new arena in Hoboken, about five miles from Newark.

Subsequent plans had the New Jersey Nets playing in Newark, either alone or with the Devils, but those plans dissolved when the team was bought in 2004 by New York developer Bruce Ratner, who plans to move the team to Brooklyn within the next three years.

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NoLandGrab: This arena story is about delays, delays, delays. 2009 for Atlantic Yards? Not even if they won the lawsuits tomorrow.

Posted by amy at October 28, 2007 10:41 AM