EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (WKBW) — A lawsuit has been filed against the New York Jets and New York Giants, claiming that the football teams are damaging fans by using the word 'New York' despite playing their home games in New Jersey.
The plaintiff claims that the Jets and Giants, "syphoned billions of dollars from interstate commerce," from New York State by playing home games in New Jersey.
The Giants have played in New Jersey since 1976, while the Jets have played in New Jersey since 1984.
The plaintiff is requesting that the Jets and Giants return to New York State in 2025 along with having their names changed to "New Jersey Giants/Jets or East Rutherford Giants/Jets" if they continue to play in New Jersey, and be awarded monetary damages in the amount of $2 billion, punitive damages in the amount of $4 billion.
The Buffalo Bills are the only NFL team to play in New York State.