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Adventure Crossing Noted in Latest S & P Report

For Immediate Release:

Standard & Poor’s Gives Jackson
Township AA+ Bond Rating

300-acre sports & entertainment complex noted in S&P report

(February 13, 2020—Jackson Township, NJ) Adventure Crossing USA, soon to be
New Jersey’s go-to destination for tournament sports, was included in a January
report issued by S&P Global Ratings on Jackson Township, NJ. Adventure Crossing
has begun construction in Jackson on a 300-acre expanse between I-195 and Six
Flags Great Adventure.

The S&P report reaffirmed Jackson’s AA+ long-term bond rating, citing several
economic development projects expected to add to its tax base in the coming years,
highlighted by Adventure Crossing:
“This over $500 million project is expected to be completed, in stages, over the
next four years; and is expected to bring in substantial additional revenues over

Adventure Crossing is being developed by Cardinale Enterprises as a state-of-the-art,
year-round sports and entertainment venue that is a convenient driving
distance from virtually every part of the Garden State. The complex will play host to
tournaments and events in a wide range of sports—including basketball, baseball
and soccer—and also offer a trampoline park, go-karting, laser tag and other active

Adventure Crossing will feature restaurants and retail shops, hotel
accommodations, free shuttles to Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore beaches, and
discounted admission to the adjacent Great Adventure amusement park. Adults and
children (who are often faced with hours between games) will have an
unprecedented number of options, as well as first-rate accommodations and
entertainment for overnight stays.
Recently, Popeyes Louisiana Chicken joined the Adventure Crossing family,
signing a pad site lease in February 2020.

“For more than a century, New Jersey’s blend of urban-suburban-rural cultures has
produced elite-level athletes in every major sport,” says Vito Cardinale. “It’s just
amazing. What these young competitors currently have in common, however, is that
they must often leave their home state in order to test themselves against the best-of-
the-best. That means driving for many hours at an expense that is frankly beyond
the reach of many team and school budgets, and of individual families. Adventure
Crossing USA puts a world-class venue within reach of virtually every athlete in the
state, and also gives families from Jersey—and surrounding states—a reason to ‘stay
and play’ here in Jackson.”

Cardinale, who helped fund the Linda E. Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center at
CentraState Hospital in Freehold, adds that he is honored to work with Jackson
Mayor Michael Reina and the Township Council to maximize Adventure Crossing’s
contribution to the economic health of Jackson and South Jersey. A specialized MS
research facility is also planned for the Adventure Crossing campus.

For more information visit:
or call: (732) 747–7846
Adventure Crossing USA • Jackson, NJ
Cardinale Enterprises • 23 S. Hope Chapel Road • Jackson, NJ 08527