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NYCFC reveals stadium renderings ahead of 2027 debut


New York City FC released renderings of its soccer-specific stadium on Wednesday which is set to come to Willets Point in Queens in 2027.

The stadium is expected to hold a capacity of 25,000 fans and is privately financed at $780 million. NYCFC will fully finance the construction as part of a private-public partnership.

The overall project would include the city’s largest 100% affordable housing development in 40 years [estimated 2,500 units] amid pedestrian-friendly, 21st-century urban planning principles. It will also include over 40,000 square feet of public open space, a 650-seat school, a 250-key hotel, and ground-floor retail shops. 

“From the beginning, New York City Football Club has understood the importance of strong communication and collaboration with mayor [Eric] Adams, councilmember Francisco Moya, borough president Richards, and the local Queens community as we move forward with plans for a privately financed soccer-specific stadium,” Marty Edelman, NYCFC’s vice chairman, said in a release. 

“This continued investment in New York City will create a long-overdue home for our first team, and create a new neighborhood for Queens.”

The stadium itself will be constructed across the street from Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets. Citi Field has been used to host several NYCFC home matches, in addition to Yankee Stadium, and Red Bull Arena.

NYCFC’s stadium will be part of a broader waterfront project that will include 2,500 new affordable homes. The project is expected to generate $6.1 billion in economic impact over the next 30 years in New York City.

NYCFC won MLS Cup in 2021 before reaching the MLS Eastern Conference Final in 2022 before falling to the Philadelphia Union 3-0.


  1. Too small. As I’ve been urging for years, MLS needs to aim higher. If San Diego gets a franchise, they will play in a new college stadium that seats 35,000 and cost only $350 million. The NWSL team, The Wave, has already had a couple of crowds over 30,000.

  2. Remember when this team was awarded to NYC and MLS spent all that time and money putting together a stadium deal at flushing meadows, then Man City came in thumbed their noses at the deal and decided they would build in the Bronx next to the Yankees stadium? This is across the street from that stadium site.

  3. That will be great. With this stadium NYCFC will become a destination for many players. Expect to see an uptick in young players in the NY area wanting to be NYCFC academy players.

    Also Red Bulls just need to realize they are a New Jersey based club.


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