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April 14, 2009

As Newark mayor takes swipe at Izod, facility glut in NY area must make Brooklyn boosters a tad uneasy

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Last week Sports Business Journal reported that the Izod Center at the Meadowlands might be getting an upgrade, equipping it for the unlikely future of an ever-extended Nets residency.

Yesterday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker fired back, sending a forceful letter to Gov. Jon Corzine:

It is fiscally irresponsible, particularly in these difficult economic times, for the State of New Jersey to expend a single additional public dollar or incur additional debt to support an outdated facility to retain the Nets when a state-of-the-art, world class center already exists in Newark. I urge you to veto the NJSEA minutes and not let this project move ahead.
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Meanwhile, an article yesterday in Sports Business Journal focused on the rivalry for sponsorship and attendance among the new and coming sports facilities in the New York area.

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Posted by lumi at April 14, 2009 6:50 AM