Bader Field in Atlantic City is scheduled to be auctioned off on Thursday, July 14. But that’s only if an organization known as BADER FIELD SPORTS is unsuccessful at stopping this municipal money-raising event.
Local attorney George Miller, is principal of Bader Field Sports, WOND 1400 News Radio and Longport Media.
Mr. Miller claims his company has a lease to run a sports complex on the old airport property. He filed a lawsuit and sued the City of Atlantic City on Monday. Miller wants to stop the auction.
Mr. Miller and Bader Field Sports thought they signed a valid lease with the city in January 2016. The NJ State Division of Local Government Services says no, they didn’t. The lease isn’t valid, according to the State.
Bader Field Sports alleges that it was Atlantic City’s obligation to get approval from the State. Looks like that didn’t happen, as Mayor Don Guardian and Council quickly tried to push thru the lease without a proper OK from State officials in charge of AC’s financial oversight.
George Miller is currently with Miller, Gallagher & Grimley in Atlantic City, a law firm he founded in 1992.
In 1985, Miller started Shore Cable. He sold it a few years later for $11 million. In 2007, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., backed Miller and his partners and helped them open Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack.
FACT: Bader Field in Atlantic City is part of the state-run Tourism District controlled by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
The old Bader Airfield is a prime waterfront location with 140 acres ripe for redevelopment. It was closed in September 2006.
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Some BADER proposals of the past…
- 750-room luxury hotel, waterfront townhouses
- Indoor-outdoor water park, theme park & Amusements, Hot air balloon festivals.
- A marina and shopping attractions
- Sports complex
- Return to an airport
- Elevated monorail system connecting Boardwalk, train station, AC International Airport
- New exit to link Bader with Atlantic City Expressway.