Nets Arena By 2010? Not Bloody Likely

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    Over at Atlantic Yards Report, Norman Oder maintains that we should take the Nets’ pledge to move to Brooklyn in 2010 with a grain of salt:

    Arena construction takes 24 months and can’t begin until the pending lawsuits are cleared…Even if the legal challenges end soon, it still would take a scheduled three years to reconstruct bridges on Carlton Avenue and Sixth Avenue, and it would be a very unwise move to open the arena with a major traffic bottleneck next to it. The Carlton Avenue bridge won’t close until January 16. Three years from then would be mid-January, 2011.

    Given that the Nets originally intended to be playing in Brooklyn by 2006, Oder’s skepticism about the current target date doesn’t seem far-fetched.
    On the Nets Arena, the Real Story is 2011, Not 2010 [AY Report]
    Nets Say Brooklyn Move May Be Delayed Further [NY Times]
    Rendering from barclayscenter.com.

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