ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 152

 

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

211th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 24, 2004

 

 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman RICK MERKT

District 25 (Morris)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

    Urges the renaming of Giants Stadium.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

    As introduced.

 


A Concurrent Resolution urging the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to renegotiate the contract with the New York Football Giants, Inc. in order to rename Giants Stadium with a name more representative of the State.

 

Whereas, The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Law, P.L.1971, c.137 (C.5:10-1 et seq.), was enacted to provide needed recreation to promote the general welfare, health and prosperity of the people of the State including the development of the Hackensack Meadowlands into a sports and exposition complex in order to induce a professional major league football team to locate its franchise in New Jersey; and

Whereas, For almost thirty years, public funds provided by the taxpayers of New Jersey have been expended for the development, maintenance and operation of the stadium at the Meadowlands complex; and

Whereas, The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has been given the power to enter into all contracts, leases, and agreements for the use or occupancy of its facilities; and

Whereas, The current contract between the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and the New York Football Giants Inc. provides that the football stadium at the Meadowlands complex be named Giants Stadium; and

Whereas, The New York Football Giants Inc. has decided to put "NY" on the helmets of its football players; and

Whereas, Renaming the stadium with a name more representative of the State would inform those watching and listening to broadcasts of events from the stadium that it is located in New Jersey; now, therefore,

 

    Be It Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey (the Senate concurring):

 

    1. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority is strongly urged to renegotiate that portion of its contract with the New York Football Giants Inc. regarding the name of the stadium at the Meadowlands complex in order to rename the stadium with a name more representative of this State.

 

    2. A duly authenticated copy of this resolution, signed by the Speaker of the General Assembly and the President of the Senate and attested to by the Clerk of the General Assembly and the Secretary of the Senate, shall be transmitted to the Chairman and to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.


STATEMENT

 

    This concurrent resolution urges the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to renegotiate its contract with the New York Football Giants Inc. in order to rename Giants Stadium with a name that is more representative of this State and thereby inform the public that the stadium is located in New Jersey.