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Sharpton, Beamon, Edwards rally for stadium

Updated: March 30, 2005, 7:38 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Rev. Al Sharpton and Olympic long jump recordholder Bob Beamon joined thousands of union members at a rally to support a West Side football stadium on Wednesday, the eve of a crucial vote on the plan.

"This is not about fun at the stadium; this is about jobs at the work site," said Sharpton, a new member of the pro-stadium forces led by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York Jets, who hope to play at the new facility starting in 2009. The stadium would also host ...

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