Corzine to allow $10M for Pa. stadium

March 8, 2008 2:22:17 PM PST
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine says he won't try to block the Delaware River Port Authority from using $10 million for a new soccer stadium. The money was originally earmarked to redevelop Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.

But the bistate agency voted last month to use the money to help pay for the new multi-use complex in Chester.

Corzine initially had expressed reservations about the idea, but a spokeswoman told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday that he wouldn't use his veto power to block the grant.

Some New Jersey motorists have said the money should be used for bridge maintenance instead.

DRPA officials have said the money will be used for infrastructure improvements in the $500 million complex.