The New York Jets and New York Giants have both been playing their home games in New Jersey for decades now and it isn’t sitting well with one particular fan, who is filed a lawsuit against the two franchises, demanding they either play their home games in New York or call themselves the New Jersey Giants and Jets.
According to a report from Larry McShane of the New York Daily News, a $6 billion lawsuit was filed in a Manhattan federal court in January that calls for both eh Giants and Jets to abandon MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and return to playing in New York by 2025.
Per the report:
A $6 billion Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit filed this week demanded the two teams, with a combined record of 8-24 and one week left in yet another lost season, abandon their shared Meadowlands home of MetLife Stadium and return to the Big Apple.
Plaintiff Abdiell Suero, of Greenwich Village, asked in the class action complaint for an order returning both franchises to New York in 2025 — along with the multibillion payout nearly a half-century after the Giants moved to the swamps of Jersey.
“If the Giants and Jets want to call themselves New York teams, they need to come back to New York,” said Suero in court papers. “I’ve traveled to and from MetLife Stadium by mass transit and car service, and both ways are a nightmare.”
Court papers also asked for the two teams to be rebranded as the East Rutherford Giants and Jets for as long as they continue to play in New Jersey. The Jets did not immediately respond to the lawsuit, while the Giants issued a statement declaring “this case has no merit and we will defend it vigorously.”
The attorney above, Evan Spencer, was quoted as saying: “The Giants and Jets have no legal or ethical right to play in a stadium built on cheap landfills in New Jersey and still call themselves New York franchises… New York is a special state and an iconic brand that can’t be used by NFL New Jersey Teams to increase their value.”