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    Subject: GOVERNOR PATAKI AND MAYOR BLOOMBERG REQUEST NFL CONSIDERATION TO BRING SUPER BOWL TO NEW YORK CITY

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    FOR RELEASE:
    IMMEDIATE, Monday March 29, 2004

    GOVERNOR PATAKI AND MAYOR BLOOMBERG REQUEST NFL CONSIDERATION TO BRING SUPER BOWL TO NEW YORK CITY Sports and Convention Center Would Host Super Bowl During First Three Years of Opening

    Governor George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in a letter today requested that the National Football League (NFL) consider New York City to host a future Super Bowl game in the New York Sports and Convention Center.

    The Governor and the Mayor asked that the NFL, during their annual League meeting, reaffirm their interest in presenting a Super Bowl in the new west side center within the first three years of its opening.

    Last week, Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg unveiled New York City's Convention Corridor, an historic plan to transform and modernize New York City's convention industry. The Convention Corridor will include the expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and the creation of the New York Sports and Convention Center. The new multi-purpose facility will double as a 75,000-seat stadium and a 200,000 square foot exhibit hall home both to the New York Jets and possibly, the 2012 Olympics. The New York Jets expect to play their first season in New York in 2009.

    "The Convention Corridor will give New York City the opportunity to vie for hundreds of exciting events ? like the Super Bowl, which will create millions of dollars in economic activity," Governor Pataki said. "I have no doubt New York City would make a spectacular host for the Super Bowl given that we have so much to offer in terms of hotels, entertainment, restaurants, and with the construction of the Sports and Convention Center ? a first-class sports venue. The Sports and Convention Center is a smart public-private investment in New York's future. This project will grow our City and State economy by building a multi-purpose facility that will host dozens of events throughout the year and generate tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue."

    "New York City and the Super Bowl are a natural fit, and the world's most popular sporting event belongs in the 'World's Second Home'," said Mayor Bloomberg. "When the New York Sports and Convention Center is complete, New York will finally have a world-class facility for the country's top sports events along with the economic activity and jobs that come with them. This facility, which will have a retractable roof, will be a home for the New York Jets, a central venue for the 2012 Olympic Games if we are fortunate enough to be selected, and an unforgettable location with unparalleled energy and spirit for an incredible Super Bowl experience."

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    The New York Sports and Convention Center

    The New York Sports and Convention Center (NYSCC) is conceived as the most dynamic multi-purpose facility in the world. Approximately 17 days a year, the facility will function as a stadium including home to the New York Jets for 10 games and host to sporting events such as the Final Four and a Super Bowl, on the remaining days, and possibly other large scale events like the Olympics in 2012. During the rest of the year, the NYSCC will double as New York City's first mid-size convention center and offer ancillary space to the Javits Center linked via an underground concourse while also attracting new shows. It will become part of the fabric of the neighborhood, housing a museum, a community theater and several signature restaurants while providing much needed open space. And it will set a new benchmark in sustainable design, generating much of its own power.

    To make the NYSCC a reality, the New York Jets will invest $800 million, the largest private investment to a comparable facility, and they will pay the MTA annual ground rent for use of the property. The City and State will each contribute $300 million to build a deck over the rail yards and for the stadium's retractable roof, which will permit the facility to be used year-round. The State's contribution will be dedicated toward the platform over the rail yards. The City and State's contribution to the NYSCC is limited to $300 million each, and the Jets have pledged to absorb any excess costs. Should the project come in under budget, the City and State will share in cost savings. As with the Javits expansion, the NYSCC will also have a profound impact on New York's economy, generating 6,700 permanent jobs, and $75 million in additional revenue to the City and State.

    Convention Corridor: Investing in the Future

    The investment in the creation of the Convention Corridor is a true public-private partnership. The project will generate $128 million annually in new tax revenues, in addition to the $97 million in tax revenues currently generated by Javits, for a total of $225 million in annual City and State revenues. Moreover this investment will propel New York's convention corridor into the top five convention centers in the country, supporting the vital tourism and convention industry for years to come.

    And the combination of added exhibition and meeting room space, the ballroom, and the flexible capacity of the NYSCC give New York a unique ability to host nearly any event, convention, or trade show held in the United States.

    Construction is expected to begin on Convention Corridor in spring 2005, following the conclusion of a comprehensive environmental review now underway.

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    Sweet!!


    A Super Bowl at Jets Stadium....that would rock.

    NYC has the infrastructure for a 'cold weather' Super Bowl.

    Detroit does not.

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    This is GREAT news!!!!

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    Thanks Sooth.

    This is all wishful thinking on everybody's part.

    Let me see this stadium proposal get passed and get through all the obstacles and hurdles before it can become a reality.

    The oddsmakers are saying that this stadium will not be allowed to be built.

    Until I see them get through all the red tape and officially start construction.

    I will not consider this stadium a reality until that point.

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    Wouldn't you guys rather see the JETS play in the Super Bowl, rather than have the Super Bowl in the JETS stadium?

    I know I would.


    BTW...In 2009 the JETS will have a new stadium to play their home games in, and I'm looking forward to it. However, the reality of the situation is that it probably won't in Manhattan.

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    he didn`t ask for a specific year 2009 or after ,whats the first year he`d like to be considered for?

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    Originally posted by joiseyjet@Mar 31 2004, 07:15 PM
    he didn`t ask for a specific year 2009 or after ,whats the first year he`d like to be considered for?
    The JETS have proposed hosting a Super Bowl in February 2011.

    From Gary Myers' column in today's Daily News:
    SUPER PITCH: Jets owner Woody Johnson and team president Jay Cross made their presentation on the West Side stadium project. In their pitch to get a Super Bowl in the $1.4 billion retractable-roof stadium, they listed a date in February of 2011 in their presentation. Talk of putting a Super Bowl in the stadium by Paul Tagliabue was put off until today or perhaps even until May. Basically, it's a given owners, by a show of hands, will agree to a New York Super Bowl. But no formal vote will be taken and the league will not commit to which game New York will get just yet.

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