Fan sues Giants, Jets for $ 6 billion demanding that both teams leave New Jersey and play home games in New York

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Although both teams operate and represent the greater New York metropolitan area, the fact that the New York Giants and New York Jets have played East Rutherford, NJ for decades has been a point of contention for those whose pride resides on a certain side. of the Hudson River.

So much so that a certain fan was forced to take legal action over the question of what the territory of the NFL teams in New York really is. According to a report by Larry McShane from New York Daily News, a $ 6 billion lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court in January that requires the Giants and Jets to abandon MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and return to play in New York by 2025.

Court documents also called for both teams to be renamed East Rutherford Giants / Jets for as long as they play in Garden State.

“If the Giants and Jets want to call themselves New York teams, they have to come back to New York,” Greenwich Village plaintiff Abdiell Suero said in court documents. “I have traveled to and from MetLife Stadium by public transit and by car, and both directions are a nightmare.”

The lawsuit seeks $ 2 billion in damages and $ 4 billion in punitive damages, with legal claims against both teams including false advertising and deceptive practices. The lawsuit claims that the plaintiff and the group, which includes all Giants and Jets fans living in New York City, suffered “mental and emotional damage, including depression, sadness and anxiety … as a result of the conduct of the defendants “.

The Giants issued a statement in response to the lawsuit, stating that “this case has no merit and we will vigorously defend it.” The Jets have yet to comment on the matter.

The Giants have played East Rutherford since 1976, when they crossed the Hudson River to Giants Stadium after playing their glory days at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The Jets became tenants of the Giants in New Jersey in 1984 after playing at Shea Stadium in Queens. The two teams now share equally the MetLife Stadium which is located next to the wear of Giants Stadium.

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