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Continental Airlines Arena site Redevelopment Proposals
(Tuesday, July  2, 2002 -- NJSEA releases Request for Proposals
for Redevelopment of the Continental Arena site RFP in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf) 132kb)

Project narrowed to 3 bidders late November 2002.  Decision expected early February 2003
NJSEA
Finalists: [Mills  Xanadu] [Hartz Expo] [Westfield Arena Place]


New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Meadowlands Sports Complex
Response to the Master Developer Request for Proposals
As presented to the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority [NJSEA] about October 1, 2002.

The presentation included overview of proposals followed by discussions on general land use, convention center, transportation, environmental impact and other concerns. 

The next steps include a review process:
Stakeholders meetings weeks of October 14 and November 4, 2002
Oral presentations October 22
Best and final offer November 26 to December 30

*Late November 2002, the NJSEA selected three semi-finalists with final offers due by December 30.
They are: Mills Corp., Hartz Mountain Industries and theWestfield Group

(Bookmarks) to brief overview and illustrations

*Arena Place -- The Westfield Group
*Expo Park at the Meadowlands -- Forest City Ratner and Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.
Liberty Speedway and Family Theme Park -- The Liberty Management Team
Meadowfest America -- Triple Five LLC
Sports City America -- International Speedway Corporation
*Xanadu -- The Mills Corporation and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation


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Arena Place
The Westfield Group

The Westfield plan calls for the creation of an Urban Village, the total experience of a work, play, and stay environment, The Meadowlands Arena Place. The Arena will be transformed into a live entertainment center that will anchor the development of an urban village, to include restaurants, hotels, offices, retail, conference and exhibition facilities and a town square.
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Expo Park at the Meadowlands
Forest City Ratner and Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.

The Expo Park proposal envisions the redeveloped Continental Arena site as a new hub for the Meadowlands and the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region. A diverse mix of uses will be combined around a new 500,000 sf world-class convention center with a pedestrian-friendly streetscape to create a new destination for sports, commerce and recreation. A focal point for travel and tourism, it will attract visitors from the region and across the country.
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Liberty Speedway
and Family Theme Park

The Liberty Management Team

Paul Newman, Carl Hass and Mario Andretti want to introduce New Jersey to the Liberty Speedway concept. Liberty Speedway would be a world-class auto racing facility with a 1.35-mile course and a 100,000-seat grandstand. Visitors would be accommodated in a 22 story 440-room hotel tied into a two-mile long monorail. The Liberty Family Theme Park will provide complete family entertainment for the 21st century, including virtual reality racing.

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Meadowfest America
Triple Five LLC

Adaptive reuse of the Continental Arena to accommodate an interactive family environment featuring electronic and mechanical amusement games, entertainment, recreation, science attractions, a mini zoo, a children’s museum, night life activities, with related dining and retail opportunities.


Sports City America
International Speedway Corporation

A cutting-edge mixed-use development featuring a state-of-the art mile Motorsport raceway to be known as the Garden State International Speedway including an 80,000 seat Grandstand. Future phases include a hotel and convention center, a sports-themed entertainment and retail complex, and a commercial office complex.

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Xanadu
The Mills Corporation and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

Xanadu is visually compelling multi-use attraction incorporating family entertainment, office, and hotel uses. The diverse components will intensify existing sports complex uses with participatory sports and recreation uses, entertainment and education venues, and complementary leisure uses. Indoor skiing, indoor surfing, and extreme skate park, Bergen Cliff Hawks minor league ballpark, a creative arts studio for kids, an experimental learning play city for kids, a luxury spa, fine dining, and night life at Xanadu capitalize on existing sports complex uses and introduce new, related and complementary uses to the site.


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