In New Jersey, the NFL says they're the deciders and have filed a suit against the developers of a shopping mall, because shoppers will cause congestion and inconvenience football fans a few times a year;
“The teams have been left with no choice but to ask the Court to enforce our long-standing contractual rights in order to protect the interests of our fans,” said the owners of the [Jets and Giants football teams] in a statement. “We were surprised by the [New Jersey Sports Authority]’s sudden approval of the American Dream project without regard for the serious concerns that have been raised by the Teams.”
Alan Marcus, a spokesman for the developers, said that more than enough concessions have been made for the two professional football teams.“We are disappointed,” Mr. Marcus said in a statement. “Clearly, the project has broad public support, is in the best economic interests of New Jersey and the region and we have every expectation of moving forward on an aggressive schedule.”Sounds like an interference penalty is in order.