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New York City FC plans a US$780 million stadium

New York City FC plans a US$780 million stadium

After more than a decade playing in other facilities, the New York MLS club will have its own stadium for soccer. This will be located in Queens, will have capacity for 25,000 spectators and will be ready by 2027.

The NY Journal

New York City FC will have its own stadium. The team that plays in the Major League Soccer (MLS) prepare the construction of its first stadium, for which it will allocate US$780 million dollars, according to Front Office Sports. This will be New York City’s first soccer-specific stadium.

New York City FC recently gained approval to use land at Willets Point in Queens, near the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and Citi Field. The new stadium will have capacity for 25,000 seated spectators and its inauguration is scheduled for 2027.

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New York City will have its own stadium from 2027 that will have a capacity for 25,000 spectators.  The cost will be US$780 million.

New York City will have its own stadium from 2027 that will have a capacity for 25,000 spectators. The cost will be US$780 million.

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The American club announced last year its intention to settle there with the help of the Real Madrid president’s construction company, Florentino Pérez Turner Construction Company, a subsidiary of the ACS group. Since its debut in 2013 in MLS, New York City FC has played its games in stadiums such as Yankee Stadium, Citi Field and Red Bull Stadium.

The MLS, in force for thirty years, thus obtains the first stadium in the largest city in the United States.

New York City FC has been looking for its own stadium since before joining the MLS. Since then, the club shuffled venues between the Bronx, Queens, Nassau County, and even Manhattan itself.

“The approval of a new world-class stadium for New York City FC is a historic step for MLS and soccer in our country,” said Don Garber, president of the American Soccer League.

New York City Football Club is owned by the City Football Groupwhose main asset is Manchester City. The conglomerate also operates with ten other clubs, including Girona Futbol Club, Melbourne City Football Club and Montevideo City Torque.

The group has its origins in 2008, when the Abu Dhabi United Group took control of Manchester City. Five years later, the new owners of the British club took control of the New York Yankeeswhich changed its name to New York City Football Club, and created the new holding.

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