Sports Complex | American Dream Meadowlands shopping/amusement
MetLife Meadowlands Sports Complex
Owned by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA)|
In 2011 MetLife paid for naming rights for the stadium, the Giants' Timex Performance Center practice facility and the Meadowlands Racetrack.
50 Hwy 120 East Rutherford, NJ 07073 (201) 935-8500
MetLife Stadium Home to Super bowl 48, 2014 Jets Giants - (Schedule | Seating chart) IZOD Center (meadowands.com) (Formerly Brendan Byrne Arena) (Former home of the Nets and Devils which have moved to Prudential center) Harness Racing Racetrack
The project, approved in 2003 as Xanadu, has gone thru a series of talks and schemes and construction starts and stops in which the stalled mall passed from one developer to another.
In July 2013 control was transferred to Triple Five, an Alberta-based developer of some of the largest malls in North America, to finish the project.
Triple Five's chairman, Nader Ghermezian, said "Today, we are proud to announce that we will be developing the world's largest and most comprehensive retail, entertainment, amusement, recreation, and tourism project ever built."
In December, 2013 the East Rutherford approved the components of a deal with the Ghermezian Brothers owners of Triple Five.
The State of New Jersey also approved its own package of state tax breaks totaling US$390 million to support the new project., making American Dream one of the few government-supported endeavors Governor Christie hasn't enjoyed saying no to.
Announcing the agreement with NJ Governor Christie in Aug. 2011, he declares.
There is to be an astonishing 7.5 million square feet of retail space. Every year, the mall's developers expect 55 million people.
There will be the first indoor ski slope in North America: 800 feet long, sixteen stories high, with fresh snow made daily. There will be a skating rink the size of a small lake. And in the water-themed part of the structure, there will be a gigantic room modeled after Hawaii, with a tropical climate, a pool featuring six-foot waves, and possibly some kind of whale or unusual fish, explained to shoppers by sea-life educators.