New York City FC will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2015 in a home within the five boroughs, the only problem is it’s a temporary home.
The New York Times is reporting that NYC FC will play its first three seasons in MLS at Yankee Stadium, a development that isn’t all that big a surprise given the club’s struggles to make progress toward a soccer stadium project.
According to the report, the team is still actively searching for a stadium solution, but as of now it appears no real progress has been made towards one.
Yankee Stadium has staged a handful of international soccer friendlies over the past two summers, but NYC FC and the Yankees will now be faced with a much more difficult proposition of schedule a full season’s worth of home games when the MLS season takes places over practically the same time frame as the Major League Baseball Schedule.
The report cites Yankees officials who expressed confidence that the team could handle holding more soccer games at Yankee Stadium without it being a problem for the baseball operations.
What do you think of this development? Disappointed to hear NYC FC is no closer to a stadium? Think the team will find a place to put a stadium in the five boroughs?
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