According to a report, Carl Goldberg, chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, believes that a NASCAR track at the current location of the Meadowlands Racetrack would be a good idea, although Bergen County Freeholders have no such interest
An article on northjersey.com quotes Goldberg as saying that the track would "bring people from a 400-mile radius in our macroeconomic condition," and that "bringing NASCAR to the state makes a whole lot of sense."
The article states that local residents have adopted a resolution opposing the creation of the track. The action comes in response to a recent report by New Jersey governor Chris Christie's transition panel regarding gaming, sports and entertainment in the state.
"While the environmental impact is certainly of concern, the quality of life and well-being of the residents is the primary issue," former Rutherford mayor and current Freeholder Bernadette McPherson was quoted as saying.
"Support for NASCAR doesn't come from those of us in South Bergen who spent a good portion of our lives trying to lessen the impact that Teterboro Airport presents and make progress as to what kind of development can take place here to provide jobs and ratables. I don't know of any study that could be done that would change that."
(With files from northjersey.com)