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  West Side Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The West Side Stadium (also known as the New York Sports and Convention Center) was a proposed football stadium to be built on a platform over the rail yards on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City.
The stadium was notably opposed by Cablevision, the sixth-largest cable television company in the United States and the owner of Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks and New York Rangers teams that play there, and the MSG Network which shows most of their games.
With the defeat of the West Side Stadium plan, Mayor Bloomberg and the New York 2012 campaign shifted their focus to the construction of a new Mets ballpark, Citi Field, as the centerpiece to the Olympic bid, but the 2012 games were eventually awarded to London.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/West_Side_Stadium   (1208 words)

  
 [HK-Online] Residents attack Stadium; Rudy & Jets Huddle - 9/21/00   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Members of NYC 2012, the local Olympic committee that has been working with the Jets on a potential West Side stadium that could be used for football and the Olympics, said the mayor's comments were consistent with their plans.
Stadium foes claim that traffic, parking woes, noise and air pollution generated by a 70,000-seat stadium built atop the old West Side rail yards would be horrendous.
A stadium located from 30th to 34th streets between 11th and 12th avenues would also be a key piece of the city's bid to host the Olympics in 2012.
tenant.net /pipermail/hkonline/2000-September/000266.html   (3267 words)

  
 The Jets Stadium: Another Sad West Side Story (Gotham Gazette. March 29, 2004)
Supporters of the proposal for a football stadium on the Hudson railyards describe it as a way to revive the neighborhood, the city, and the region.
The stadium plan to the south was a footnote to their planning efforts.
It is a good idea to make a large public investment on the west side, by decking over the rail yards, laying out streets, and building sewers and streetlights.
www.gothamgazette.com /article/issueoftheweek/20040327/200/934   (961 words)

  
 SportingNews.com Fantasy Source - NFL : Jets release plans for West Side stadium
In addition to housing the Jets, the $1.4 billion stadium would be integral to the city's bid for the 2012 Olympics, which got a boost Tuesday with the news that New York was chosen as one of five finalists to host the games.
The stadium would be a rectangle bounded by 11th and 12th avenues and 30th and 33rd streets on the far West Side of Manhattan.
Pedersen said the windmills would generate almost all of the energy for the facility when it is being used as a football stadium and about 25 percent when it is being used as a convention and exhibition hall.
fantasy.sportingnews.com /nfl/articles/20040518/543665.html   (398 words)

  
 A Stitch in Haste "West Side, East Side, All Around the Lies..."
All this time Bloomberg insisted that the West Side Stadium was the only option for securing the Olympics, and now all of a sudden alternatives not only might be available, but were available when the Olympics proposal was first being drafted.
Now that the West Side Stadium proposal is dead, dead, dead, suddenly a stadium in Queens, with no renovation or expansion of the Javits Center, would also be okay.
The proposed stadium would have been a generic hulk like most other new arenas and convention centers, sitting empty most of the time and preventing the surrounding area from becoming the kind of space that urbanites really revere: a neighborhood with homes and businesses and street life.
kipesquire.powerblogs.com /posts/1118588452.shtml   (692 words)

  
 New York Public Interest Research Group
The $1.4 billion stadium would be built on a platform over a rail yard on Manhattan's Far West 30's owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The stadium is part of a much larger $3.7 billion plan for developing the West Side, calling for extending the 7 subway line from Times Square to 34th Street and 11th Avenue; building new parks, streets and infrastructure; and expanding the Javits Convention Center.
Many critics of the stadium support development in this area and argue that a stadium would actually be an impediment to Mayor Bloomberg's long-term vision for the Far West Side.
www.nypirg.org /stadium.html   (1366 words)

  
 Congressman Charles B. Rangel - (NY15) - Where I Stand On The West Side Stadium
When it became known that an Olympic Stadium was the central requirement to host the Games and a West Side location was the only alternative, I accepted the stadium as the only hope to attract the Games, which promise permanent economic benefits to the city.
As for the stadium, advocates project upwards of 7,000 full-time and twice as many temporary construction jobs.
Assured that no public funds that could be used for other purposes would be appropriated for the stadium, I carefully weighed the arguments on both sides, including those from surrounding neighborhoods who have problems with the project.
www.house.gov /list/press/ny15_rangel/CBRWestSideStadium05042005.html   (350 words)

  
 West Side Stadium - Gawker
It's the best news we've heard since Shelly Silver, bless his heart, finally killed the West Side Stadium: The IOC knocked New York out of the running for the 2012 Olympics early this morning.
The West Side Stadium is like Mission Impossible 3: By the time both things happen, Tom Cruise will be dating Dakota Fanning.
· The West Side stadium is now one step closer to making hell a New York reality, as the MTA has approved the Jets' (apparently they're our football team?) $720m bid for development rights.
www.gawker.com /news/west-side-stadium   (484 words)

  
 West Side Stadium is more than sports venue, Doctoroff says Real Estate Weekly - Find Articles
Responding to concerns about the economic viability of the proposed West Side Stadium, Daniel Doctoroff, the New York Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, insisted that the facility will be much more than just a sports arena.
They claim that the stadium will bring in visitors only a few times a year, leaving the area as deserted as it has ever been the rest of the time.
In Doctoroff's view, the West Side would be the perfect place for the construction of additional midtown office space, the expansion of New York's over-taxed convention center and the creation of several hotels that would house visitors to the city.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3601/is_16_51/ai_n8576803   (687 words)

  
 FOOTBALL STADIUMS
The proposed West Side stadium would be the most expensive in the nation and calls for $600 million in public subsidies.
A few years before the stadium was built, St. Louis approved new taxes to pay for a $150 million expansion of the convention center.
In 1999, after the stadium failed to increase convention center business, officials agreed to build a new 1,000-room hotel next to the center to help generate business.
gothamgazette.com /stadiums   (987 words)

  
 The stupid West Side stadium (kottke.org)
When I asked the Planning Department's spokesperson why the city needs a stadium for the Jets on that spot, she said it was "essential to jump-start development" in the neighborhood.
Putting that stadium where they want to put it seems to me like sticking one of those huge outdoor gas grills in the middle of your bathroom.
However yummy the food that's made with it, that grill isn't going to turn my bathroom into a kitchen and is only going to interfere with the proper operation of the bathroom (my dream of cooking a meal while showering as a time-saving technique notwithstanding).
www.kottke.org /05/04/the-stupid-west-side-stadium   (480 words)

  
 West Side Stadium Holds Key to 2012 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Contrary to popular belief about stadiums, Lowenstein said they, in fact, don’t bring in many new visitors, don’t serve as an engine for permanent jobs, and don’t generate new leisure and entertainment dollars, but only create a substitution effect.
Except for construction jobs, stadiums are not catalysts for big injections of new cash into the economy, and the money they do yield doesn’t necessarily stay in the region, with many stars who make multimillion dollar salaries choosing to live elsewhere, she added.
As a stadium only, the IBO found that the city would experience a $145 million loss over the financing term, with a combined city, state and MTA loss of $244 million.
www.nysscpa.org /trustedprof/605a/tp4.htm   (860 words)

  
 Build West Side Stadium? - Wired New York Forum
The question becomes: would this stadium be just as good in Queens (or the Meadowlands) as on the west side of Manhattan.
As it is now, I would love to see the Jets on the West Side and the Giants in Queens or as part of the NASCAR development on Staten Island.
Again, I love the stadium in Manhattan and think it's a winner, but please put away your Manhattan-centric glasses for a minute and be realistic.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/showthread.php?t=5523   (1596 words)

  
 Cynthia Doty for City Council
Not only would the stadium have destroyed the Chelsea and Clinton neighborhoods, but the environment would have taken a huge hit, too, especially in Harlem and the Upper West Side.
It's no wonder that the last two stadiums built in the area were built in Flushing Meadow and the Jersey meadows -- far away from densely populated areas.
In terms of long-range planning the stadium is a bad idea, as it would delay the redevelopment of lower Manhattan by diverting both funds and effort.
cynthiadoty.org /stadium.htm   (551 words)

  
 essays research papers - west side stadium
His opinion is that the stadium would do nothing but good for the city despite criticism from people saying the money should be added to the education budget.
One thing that the stadium would do that I feel is important is that if we were to get the Olympics it would give the world something besides 9/11 when they think of New York.
The West Side stadium is a terrific idea for a lot of other reasons as well.
www.123helpme.com /view.asp?id=96059   (674 words)

  
 Gothamist: West Side Stadium Insanity
For better or for worse, there is too much to say about the fight over the MTA railyards on the West Side, the possible home of a West Side stadium for the NJ Jets or just a big commercial-residential development or maybe even a power plant.
Newsday has a look at the possible outcomes of the stadium fight and the Daily News wonders if the Mayor's passion for the unpopular West Side stadium means he has a political death wish.
I think the rangers and knicks should go to the west side and MSG should be turned into a subway station.
www.gothamist.com /archives/2005/03/07/west_side_stadium_insanity.php   (550 words)

  
 Home Page WestSideStadium.Org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The New York Jets got their stadium, only it is not a stadium of their own and it is not located in New York.
All this makes great financial sense (The NFL is, after all, a business) and they did, as an organization, do everything possible to get a stadium built on the West Side of Manhattan, but accountants don’t fill ballparks, teams and their perceived identities do.
Within days after the West Side Stadium was killed, the New York City Olympic bid crashed and burned, as well, despite the city's last-ditch efforts at promoting a stadium in Queens.
www.westsidestadium.com   (834 words)

  
 West Side stadium vote likely on Friday
Earlier, Democratic lawmakers claimed taxpayers would be on hook for $1 billion to $2 billion for the proposal that would build an NFL stadium, expand it for the Olympics, and turn the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center into a larger top-flight convention center connected to the stadium.
He called the stadium "a stupid idea" and said one of many questions still unanswered is how much the proposal will cost the state and city.
Madison Square Garden, which opposes the stadium because it would compete with the Garden for sports and entertainment events, asked the judge to nullify the Jets' successful bid for the railyards on the ground that the bidding procedure was flawed and unfair.
www.recordonline.com /archive/2005/06/01/nfla01.htm   (497 words)

  
 Bonanza for the “Billionaires Club”
Bloomberg and the other stadium boosters claim that the project will generate profitable economic development on the West Side, but they’ve neglected to mention a few facts.
Different groups that oppose the stadium likewise point out that stadium projects in other cities haven’t proven rejuvenated the areas around them--in fact, they usually have the opposite effect.
Bloomberg and the Jets both admit that the stadium alone won’t generate enough revenue for the city--direct or indirect--to offset the public investment.
www.socialistworker.org /2005-1/539/539_02_NYCStadium.shtml   (977 words)

  
 Silver is the M.V.P. of the stadium fight
As far as opponents of the West Side Stadium are concerned, the most valuable player of the fight is Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
It was foolish not to include a stadium alternative in the bid when West Side stadium opposition predated the Bloomberg administration.
The Olympics and West Side stadium have been his consuming raison d’etre for the last 10 years, and perhaps he is asking himself if he wants to continue.
www.downtownexpress.com /de_109/silveris.html   (556 words)

  
 No Land Grab: West Side Stadium Archives
Opponents say the stadium is a brassy and architecturally undistinguished behemoth that will compromise the neighborhood's character, breed congestion and fail to foster daytime activity in a dormant area.
Final approval for the West Side stadium is unlikely by the May deadline set by the Jets to land a 2010 Super Bowl because of a growing number of lawsuits filed against the project, a key state lawmaker warned yesterday.
The 75,000-seat stadium for the Jets is the centerpiece of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's effort to transform the Far West Side of Manhattan and win the city's bid for the 2012 Summer Games.
www.nolandgrab.org /archives/west_side_stadium/index.html   (7235 words)

  
 village voice > news > Stadium Fiasco by Tom Robbins
Maybe that new stadium, built in tandem with the Mets, can be constructed for less than $300 million in public subsidies, compared with $600 million for the West Side version (after claiming there would be no cost savings if it were built in Flushing).
His theory was that the Jets stadium would spark massive new commercial and residential construction on the underutilized far West Side.
The stadium would allow the Jets to double the amount they charge for luxury boxes in the Meadowlands, to more than $230,000; in addition, it would let the team impose the NFL's most odious fan tax, so-called "personal seat licenses" costing up to $10,000 apiece—just for the right to buy a season ticket.
villagevoice.com /news/0524,robbins,64917,5.html   (1795 words)

  
 the derek rose blog » Blog Archive » west side stadium dead?
The stadium would have been right across the street from the News, on top of these barren railyards that certainly need some redevelopment.
Stadium opponents said site would be better developed as a mixed-use project, with a hotel and apartments.
My colleague Juan Gonzalez has written numerous anti-stadium columns; one of his latest is here, while the paper endorsed the stadium here.
derekrose.com /wp/?p=443   (446 words)

  
 West Side Stadium Defeated; New York's Olympic Dream All But Dead - Elites TV - Your Elite News Source
West Side Stadium Defeated; New York's Olympic Dream All But Dead
New York City's hopes of hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics all but died yesterday as the proposed stadium on the West Side of Manhattan was defeated by New York's Public Authorities Control Board.
Even prior the defeat of the stadium, New York was a long shot to host the Olympics as both the front-runner, Paris and London are being considered ahead of New York.
www.elitestv.com /pub/2005/Jun/EEN42a5b159b8c08.html   (331 words)

  
 Miller: Council Will Try To Take Control of West Side Stadium Financing - February 25, 2005 - The New York Sun
The speaker of the City Council moved around the pieces on his campaign chess board yesterday, laying out plans to thwart the West Side stadium and to increase funding for school construction.
Bloomberg's plan to build the stadium for the Jets and possibly the 2012 Olympics, and they are key campaign wedge issues that all the Democratic mayoral candidates have been seeking to capitalize on.
His position has evolved since November, when he said he was not against the idea of a stadium but opposed mostly the lack of an open bidding process on the site.
www.nysun.com /article/9703   (408 words)

  
 Hollywood on the Hudson: The West Side stadium
Under the proposed plan, E.S.D.C. will spend $600 million for its share of the platform and for the stadium’s retractable roof, while the Jets and their billionaire owner, Woody Johnson, are expected to cough up a mere $800 million.
The plans have advanced to the point where groundbreaking for the stadium is to be underway by 2005 if the International Olympic Committee is to consider New York City’s bid for the 2012 Olympics as serious.
Moreover, the abundance of land would make it possible to build a new Shea without disrupting the present stadium, which is in dire need of a major renovation if not demolition as has been done with other Major League stadiums of the same vintage.
www.thevillager.com /villager_52/hollywoodonthehudson.html   (941 words)

  
 ESPN.com - OLY - Bloomberg calls for new Mets stadium to lure Olympics
Bloomberg said the new stadium would be built on land owned by the city next to Shea Stadium in Queens and would be used by the New York Mets.
Members of the IOC said during a visit to New York earlier this year that a new stadium would be critical to the city's chances.
The stadium was to have been used primarily as the home of the NFL's New York Jets.
sports.espn.go.com /oly/news/story?id=2083701   (617 words)

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