Spoiled Sports: NASCAR Isn’t the Only Venue to Bite Dust
Gus Delaporte Aug. 14, 2013, 9 a.m.
Last week, the International Speedway Corporation sold a Staten Island plot of nearly 700 acres for $80 million, bringing a close to a saga in which the organization had promised to bring an 82,000-seat NASCAR raceway to the metropolitan New York area. The sale of the land for the proposed project, scuttled in 2006 after dissent by local residents, brings to mind a handful of other ambitious plans for other New York sports venues that were never realized.
Below, we take a look at some of the most prominent examples.