Bronx, NY – Last week the NY Post reported that the second NY Major League Soccer Franchise owned by Manchester City and the Yankees, New York City FC is close to a $400M, 28,000-seat stadium deal in The Bronx just south of Yankee Stadium.
If the Post’s article becomes a reality, the South Bronx will be welcoming NYCFC and their new Head Coach, Jason Kreis, to the neighborhood in 2015 where they will possibly play their inaugural season at Yankee Stadium.
Yesterday, CrainsNewYork.com published an article where the opening sentence was, “A $400 million deal to build a soccer stadium in the Bronx could be a big score for the borough, but it’s likely to be a money-loser for the city.” To read the article in it entirety, click here.
So what do you think? Are the Yankees the best 20% co-owner in all of sports? Do you think a Soccer Specific Stadium in the South Bronx would be good for its residents? While it’s true that a stadium project will create new jobs during it’s construction, what new jobs will be created afterwards?
Should their NYCFC stadium reside in the same area as Yankee Stadium, how will it affect the local businesses there? How will two sports stadiums affect the cost of living in that specific part of the South Bronx? How will soccer-themed nonprofits like South Bronx United benefit with NYCFC in it’s neighborhood?
To be honest, I don’t know. For anyone who wants to learn more about New York City FC and the New York Yankees involvement, I have some articles for you to read. While it may or may not answer all your questions, I’m just waiting to see how this unfolds.
With that said, here’s the list. Feel free to read:
- Fairness Coalition of Queens Message
- New York Yankees and Manchester City has acquired the MLS 20th Expansion Club
- New York City FC Will Benefit the Red Bulls
- New York City FC Morning at El Barrio (Photos)
- Man City defeat Chelsea at Yankee Stadium
- Manchester City versus Chelsea Match Photos
- South Bronx United 3rd Annual Benefit will honor Claudio Reyna