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    Quote Originally Posted by NYC4Life View Post
    He probably won't see a Super Bowl in the new stadium.
    Not without a roof.

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    Exclamation Aliianz Naming Deal For New Giants/Jets Stadium

    Giants, Jets in talks with German firm for stadium naming rights

    by Maura McDermott/The Star-Ledger
    Wednesday September 10, 2008, 7:16 PM

    The Giants and Jets are negotiating with a German financial titan for what could be a record-breaking sponsorship deal at the new Meadowlands stadium.

    The naming rights deal with Allianz would put $25 million to $30 million a year in the teams' pockets for the next 10 to 20 years, said two people close to the negotiations who requested anonymity because the talks are confidential.

    Allianz also had strong ties to the Nazis during World War II, providing insurance to death camps such as Auschwitz and denying payments to Jewish clients, instead allowing the German government to collect the funds.

    The firm's past could evoke strong reactions, especially among Holocaust survivors and their families, but it has made efforts to atone for its crimes, according to Jewish leaders.

    "Allianz has a history, and not a very noble history," said Rabbi Andrew Baker, director of international Jewish affairs for the American Jewish Committee.

    But "based on what Allianz has done to address its history it should be no more and no less entitled to such a designation than any other company," Baker said.

    Allianz participates in the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, which has paid about $300 million to some 50,000 individuals, among other restitution programs, said Peter Lefkin, a spokesman for Allianz.

    "We've undertaken so many initiatives over the last 60 years to redress the terrible evils of the Third Reich regime," Lefkin said.

    The firm faced class action lawsuits by Holocaust victims and pressure from the U.S. government, but "what motivated us most was not pressure, but it was truly a desire to redress the wrongs" committed by Allianz during the Nazi era, Lefkin said.

    Alice McGillion, a spokeswoman for the Giants and Jets, said the teams' researchers "found that Holocaust experts, former government officials and leading Jewish and survivor groups believe that Allianz has made determined efforts towards restitution and continues to do so today."

    Carl Goldberg, chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which owns the land where the stadium is being built, said he understands that not everyone would welcome Allianz as a stadium sponsor.

    "For members of the Jewish faith, this is always a very personal kind of decision," said Goldberg, who is Jewish. "I remember when I was a child my father came to the conclusion that it was not appropriate for our family to buy a German car. But that was in the 1960s. Now it's 2008."

    The Tisch family, which co-owns the Giants, is "hugely invested in Jewish philanthropy, not only in the United States but around the world, and they're very sensitive to these kinds of issues," Goldberg said.


    The sports authority can bar a naming rights deal with an alcohol or tobacco company or a firm of "questionable repute," but Allianz does not qualify as such a firm, Goldberg said.

    Munich-based Allianz, the world's largest insurer, with $125 billion in revenues and 167,000 employees already sponsors a PGA tournament in Boca Raton, Fla., as well as Formula 1 and an arena in Munich.

    Negotiations with the Giants and Jets was first reported by The New York Times.

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    Arrow No To The Allianz

    Giants, Jets sever talks with German firm for stadium naming rights

    by The Associated Press Friday September 12, 2008, 1:40 PM

    The Giants and Jets have broken off stadium naming rights negotiations with a German financial titan that sold insurance to Nazis death camps during World War II.

    The naming rights deal with Allianz would have put $25 million to $30 million a year in the teams' pockets for the next 10 to 20 years.

    But the deal had drawn criticism because of the company's strong ties to the Nazis during World War II. It provided insurance to death camps such as Auschwitz and denied payments to Jewish clients, instead allowing the German government to collect the funds.

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    Other teams take some pride in their stadiums....




    Us here....




    What a pathetic, pathetic piece of architecture. I mean did they really have to model it after a central air conditioner vent. Just to think that Giant fans are going to have to foot the bill for this pile....ugh

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    At least the old stadium has its character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCMAN320 View Post
    Giants, Jets sever talks with German firm for stadium naming rights

    by The Associated Press Friday September 12, 2008, 1:40 PM

    The Giants and Jets have broken off stadium naming rights negotiations with a German financial titan that sold insurance to Nazis death camps during World War II.

    The naming rights deal with Allianz would have put $25 million to $30 million a year in the teams' pockets for the next 10 to 20 years.

    But the deal had drawn criticism because of the company's strong ties to the Nazis during World War II. It provided insurance to death camps such as Auschwitz and denied payments to Jewish clients, instead allowing the German government to collect the funds.
    I honestly hope that the Nazi thing isn't the reason. Because in that case, don't buy any Mitsubishi-made product because the first Mitsubishi introduction to the US were the Japanese zero warplanes at Pearl Harbor...

    I don't think that stadium would have ever been allowed to be so ugly had it been built in NY. The Meadowlands are on a roll with the Xanadu and this stadium.

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    I don't think it has to do with it being NY or NJ 66nexus, and just what was selected from architects and renderings by the owners of the Giants and Jets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCMAN320 View Post
    I don't think it has to do with it being NY or NJ 66nexus, and just what was selected from architects and renderings by the owners of the Giants and Jets.
    It's like when JC went against Goldman Sach's over the 781ft tower, because GS wanted to put their name at the top.

    Regions don't always have to take what developers/architects throw at them.

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    ^
    Is that why we have a handsome 781 ft tower on the western shore of the hudson with absolutely no architectural lighting for its crown.
    GS was pissed about not having its name on it and now we have a blacked out crown? Did they really want their name up there? doesn't sound like something they'd be in favor of.
    I doubt their new headquarters downtown will have signage on top.

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    Your right 66nexus but the owners of the Giants and Jets chose the design not the state so much.

    Itsthebeat, the crown is not lit up because GST was u/c during 9/11, so they shortened the tower and decided not to light it up so it wouldn't be a target. I think it might get lit up soon however, I saw the lowe levels of the crown with lights on facing the Hudson when I was in BPC. So it might get done, later than sooner, but might get done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItstheBeat View Post
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    Is that why we have a handsome 781 ft tower on the western shore of the hudson with absolutely no architectural lighting for its crown.
    GS was pissed about not having its name on it and now we have a blacked out crown? Did they really want their name up there? doesn't sound like something they'd be in favor of.
    I doubt their new headquarters downtown will have signage on top.
    Who is to say that their final intentions included a lit crown? (perhaps they even felt it would undermine their new NYC tower...)

    Take the backlash of reviews of the Xanadu design. This excerpt is from an article posted by JCMan not too long ago:

    Sports authority demanding a review of Xanadu appearance

    by Maura McDermott/The Star-Ledger Tuesday March 18, 2008, 4:04 PM

    Responding to complaints about the look of the Xanadu complex rising in the Meadowlands, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority is demanding a show-and-tell by the project's architects.

    The authority's board "has widespread concern with the current appearance" of Xanadu, and expects a presentation by the project's architects at a public meeting on March 27, according to a letter from Carl Goldberg, chair of the board, to Larry Siegel, president of Meadowlands Xanadu.

    Local residents and officials have complained about the project's blue-and-orange exterior, with state Senate President Richard Codey calling it "yucky-looking."

    The developers also must submit plans for the proposed Pepsi-branded Ferris wheel, Goldberg wrote. The nearly 300-foot wheel would bear a 150-foot, electronic Pepsi sign, according to a $100 million sponsorship deal reached by developers and the soft-drink company.

    However, the Pepsi deal cannot go forward unless the authority approves the design of the wheel and the sponsorship terms, Goldberg said today.

    "We'll deal with the Ferris wheel and the sponsorship of the Ferris wheel as we've dealt with every other aspect of the project, with a thorough and complete review to make sure it's consistent with the original conceptual presentation," he said.

    The $2 billion, two million-square-foot Xanadu retail and entertainment complex is expected to open in November. It is funded by Colony Capital, a private equity firm.

    Richard Edmonds, a spokesman for the developer expressed confidence in the project's design today.

    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," Edmonds said. "There were probably people who thought the Eiffel Tower was really ugly when it was being built. We love the design. Plus, it's a work in progress."

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    66nexus, they had rendering showing it when they first designed it, long before there was a plan to built a NYC tower, when they wanted JC as their HQ.

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    Some new construction progress photos of the new NJ Transit station being built next to the new Meadowlands stadium.

    http://www.railfanwindow.com/gallery...te/2009-03-10/

    Also in related news the MTA has announced that on Game days the MTA will run trains direct from the New Haven line to Secaucus station in New Jersey where fans will transfer to the NJ Transit train to the stadium.

    http://mta.info/mta/sports/

    Schedules

    http://mta.info/mta/sports/meadow_final.pdf

    This is really cool, a one seat ride from Connecticut to New Jersey for Jets/Giants games.

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    Didnt you just say you need to connect with NJTransit? and therefore not one seat.

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    Didnt you just say you need to connect with NJTransit? and therefore not one seat.
    Read what I wrote,

    a one seat ride from Connecticut to New Jersey for Jets/Giants games.
    It's a one seat ride on Metro North to New Jersey which is a big deal, I didn't write it's a one seat ride to the Meadowlands rather it's a one seat ride to New Jersey. Through service to New Jersey by Metro North.

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