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    Construction begins on Red Bull Park

    Construction on Red Bull Park in Harrison, delayed more than a year due to cleanup and design issues, will begin next week, team executives told The Star-Ledger today.

    The move comes less than two weeks after Red Bull bought out AEG's 50 percent stake in the Major League Soccer facility.

    Red Bulls managing director Marc de Grandpre said the construction timeline is 18 to 20 months, with a target date to open in the summer of 2009.

    The final design has been modified to become a soccer-specific facility, which will seat 25,189. The plans with AEG included a concert stage built into one end of the stadium and a cantilevered roof that would have covered the majority of the crowd. The Red Bull version eliminates the stage, reduces the number of luxury suites from 50 to 30 and features a translucent polycarbonate and aluminum roof that will cover every seat.

    Red Bull Park will remain the centerpiece of a $1 billion Harrison development project that will include office space, retail outlets, parking decks and housing across the Passaic River from Newark.

    The other projects are still in place and have nothing to do with the stadium redesign, de Grandpre said.

    I think it looks fantastic. It's going to be so much fun to have a state of the art soccer stadium, football stadium, and two baseball stadiums in the NY metro area by 2010.

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    All Pro
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    Feb 2007
    It should be a really nice park. I look forward to watching some matches there. I always have a really good time at the Red Bull matches. Don't forget about the Prudential Center. That's five brand new arenas/stadiums that will be in the area.

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    Detroit, MI
    That looks like a beautiful stadium. Nice to see our soccer stadiums are going to start resembling some of the higher quality ones you see in Europe.


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