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January 5, 2008

Arena To Open the First of Never


Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn

First Forest City Ratner said their arena would open in 2006. Then they said 2009. Now they say maybe 2010. Next...never.

We don't think the arena is ever going to be built.


More from Gowanus Lounge: Atlantic Yards Arena: 2010? 2011? 2012? Etc.

Remember the heady days of predictions that a Nets arena would open in Brooklyn in 2006? For a long time, the official word from the teams and Forest City Ratner has been that the project--which is still tangled in legal challenges and has recently been the subject of questions about security concerns--would open in 2009. The subject came up again yesterday after the Bergen Record noted the team would be playing in Jersey for the 2009-10 season. The story also ran widely via AP. Atlantic Yards Reports Norman Oder, who has been reporting on the slipping timetables, calls the round of stories "bizarre," especially in light of previous coverage in the press and the real possibility that the schedule could easily slip past 2010 to, say, 2011.

Posted by amy at January 5, 2008 10:31 AM