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NYCFC’s New Soccer-Specific Stadium: Ready to Score in 2027

NYCFC’s New Soccer-Specific Stadium: Ready to Score in 2027

After nine years of playing on a baseball field, New York City Football Club (NYCFC) is finally set to build its own soccerspecific stadium.

The privately financed venue, part of the Willets Point Revitalization Plan, is projected to open in 2027 and will feature 25,000 seats, 2,500 affordable housing units, 40,000 sq. ft. of public open space, a school, 250 room hotel, ground floor retail shops, and easy access to the Long Island Railroad, 7line subway, and the Q48 bus stop.

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 soccerspecific stadium, said Marty Edelman, NYCFCs vice chairman.This continued investment in New York City will create a longoverdue home for our first team, and create a new neighborhood for Queens. The new complex will also be home to City in the Community, NYCFC‘s foundation that has served over 30,000 youths, built 50 community pitches, and has a strong presence across the five boroughs.

The project is currently awaiting approval from the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and the New York City Public Design Commission before construction can begin.

Once completed, the stadium will provide NYCFC with an adequate home and be a muchneeded neighborhood hub in Queens. Playing soccer on a baseball field was indicative of American footballing culture and how it plays secondfiddle to more established sports, said Edelman.

To be honest, televised matches at Yankee Stadium looked a lot worse than in real life but hopefully the derisions against the teams tenure there will come to an end.

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