Eliot Against the Stadium, After All

Eliot Spitzer kept out of the West Side Stadium fight last year, telling reporters he couldn’t talk about it because his office might wind up litigating.

But at a breakfast up in Washington Heights this morning, he broke his silence:

“I didn’t think it made a lot of financial sense to give a way a piece of real estate that’s worth a few billion dollars to a football team for a hundred million dollars,” he said. “That’s their fiscal determination thus far – maybe not down the road – but it didn’t make sense to me.”

After the event, Spitzer said he’d expressed his reservations privately to Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff and others. Eliot Against the Stadium, After All