Debacle! Red Bull Park Construction Hits Another Snag
From today's Kearny Journal:
"While construction of a new Major League Soccer stadium and adjoining parking garage have halted due to an ongoing eminent domain case winding its way through the court system, the Red Bulls franchise is still seeking final approval for steel construction to begin at the site.
The franchise is slated to appear before the planning board on Aug. 12, more than two weeks before the eminent domain case will be heard in Hudson County Superior Court on Aug. 27.
"Obviously, they will be impacted by the court's decision," Lauro said of the Red Bulls.
The case centers on several former owners of the property who claim that the Harrison Redevelopment Agency failed to properly notify them of its plans to pursue eminent domain before seizing their properties last year."
I really try to be a positive person, and brush off JMFD (Jaded Metro Fan Disease) as often as possible, but when I read this buried in the bottom of an article about New Jersey condo development --all the while RBNY is saying that steel is going in this month-- I can't help but feel like God does truly hate Metro.
Read the article, which goes on to say that work was halted on the site due to a judicial order, here if you want good afternoon bummer. I know getting anything built in New Jersey is a pain akin to an awake root canal but c'mon now Red Bull, why must you bullsh*t your fans by saying that steel is going in this month and you're on track for a mid-season '09 opening knowing that your construction site has been shut down and that eminent domain cases can last longer than this year's MLB All-Star game. All I ever did was love you...why can't you love me back?
That's alright though. Mrs. Diana Ross has been through it and she feels our pain; behold the official Red Bull Park anthem.
Props to Metros11 for the heads up.