Crowds haven’t climbed up the concrete stairs leading to the Meadowlands Arena in almost five years.The luxury boxes that once fetched big bucks for games and performances have been turned into offices.And dressing rooms used by everyone from Frank Sinatra to The Grateful Dead have been repurposed for wardrobing actors before they hit the sound stage.This is retired life for the arena, formerly known as the Izod Center.After 34 years of rock shows, sporting events and even being ranked the highest-grossing arena for family shows in the country, the Izod Center was shut down in 2015.Since that ...
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