By FRANCO PANIZO
It is on to the next potential stadium site for New York City FC.
According to multiple reports on Tuesday morning, NYC FC have begun exploring the option of building a soccer-specific stadium in Queens after plans to construct one near Yankee Stadium failed to materialize. A deal in the Bronx reportedly could not be reached as the club was unable to come to terms with the tenant of a building that occupied part of the site that developers had hoped to build on.
Now, New York City FC are allegedly eyeing a site adjacent to the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens due to the amount of land that could be developed. MLS initially was eyeing Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens as a stadium site for its 21st franchise, but changed its mind and decided it would be best for the club’s owners to select a location for New York City’s first state-of-the-art soccer facility.
NYC FC, who are owned by Manchester City and the New York Yankees, will begin playing in 2015. Their home games are scheduled to be at Yankee Stadium near the site they had recently thought could be an ideal spot for their long-term home.
What do you make of this development? Like the idea of building a stadium on the Queens site adjacent to the Aqueduct Racetrack? Would you have preferred to see NYC FC stick with the Flushing Meadows Corona Park plans instead of this?
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