The goal is a new stadium that will revolutionize and enhance the experience for the fans
The New York Jets and the cross-town Giants received approval Thursday of a G3 loan from the NFL to help finance construction of the New Meadowlands Stadium. League owners met in Dallas this morning to consider the request.
"We owe thanks to all of the other team owners throughout the league and Commissioner Goodell and his staff for their support," said Jets Owner Woody Johnson, and Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch in a statement following the approval of the G3 loan.
"Our goal is to create a new stadium that will revolutionize and enhance the experience for the fans – the lifeblood of our franchises and the NFL as a whole. This modern and technologically advanced stadium will bring about a new excitement for football in the region and throughout the league, and be a showcase for the grandeur and fun that NFL gamedays offer. We look forward to commencing construction next spring."
Designed from a fan perspective, the new stadium and its surroundings will be one of the most innovative and memorable spectator environments in professional sports. Featuring enhanced fan amenities from an intimate seating bowl with uncompromised sightlines to cutting edge scoreboards, sound systems, electronic signage and lighting, the stadium will redefine game days. Newly configured parking lots, easier access to parking and an enhanced tailgating experience including new tailgating zones linked to the stadium through pedestrian connections will maximize the fan experience in a setting that can be transformed overnight to meet the needs of each team.
Construction of the stadium is expected to begin in 2007 and the New Meadowlands Stadium is expected to open for the 2010 football season.