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Progress On “American Dream” At Meadowlands [AUDIO]

The first outdoor Super Bowl is set for the New Jersey Meadowlands in 2014.

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With roughly a year and a half to go, officials are scrambling to get the proposed “American Dream” mega-mall complete in time for hundreds of thousands of visitors.

The project, which will include retail, entertainment, an ice skating rink, a movie theater and nightlife is roughly 80 percent complete.

A Meadowlands Commission recently approved an environmental impact report, paving the way for an indoor water park to be built.

“We know that the water park will not be open in time…but we are hopeful that at least some of the amenities will be up in time for the Super Bowl” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority.

He said they are working everyday with all the various stakeholders.

“We are making sure that the lines of communication are open…that work is going really well, planning all the elements that are going to be involved in the big game and coordinating with everyone involved…its a big venture.”

But all that progress could be for nothing.

New Jersey’s two NFL teams, the Giants and Jets, have filed suit to block the project, arguing that it would be a traffic nightmare and interfere with game days.

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