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NYCFC’s new stadium could be neighbor to Yankee Stadium

Dec 11, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

Man City have teamed up with the New York Yankees to bring an MLS team to Manhattan. Reuters

It’s been a big week for New York City FC.

The New York Post is reporting that Jason Kreis’ new employers at New York City FC are very close to a $400 million mega stadium located just down the street from Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC, majority owned by Manchester City with 20 percent belonging to the Yankees, would fund the construction with tax exempt bonds from the City. The new club is slated to open its existence playing at Yankee Stadium, with the new stadium ready for play in 2018-19.

The Bronx stadium would seat 28,000-plus, according to the report, and is backed by NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg. The land is currently owned by an elevator parts manufacturer called GAL Manufacturing, and NYCFC will pay for its relocation.

The club named Kreis as its first manager on Tuesday.

  1. danielofthedale - Dec 11, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Three or four season of playing in a baseball stadium! And why will it take so long to build this stadium? The new Falcons stadium is over twice the size but will be finished a year or two sooner? Are the hoops to build in NYC really that difficult to get through?

    • talgrath - Dec 11, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      The ink isn’t even dry on the paper yet, it won’t get formal approval by the city until next year, additionally, the structures in place are a fair bit larger than those present in Atlanta. In contrast, Atlanta’s stadium is already approved and there aren’t any structures higher than three stories tall, you can pretty much just run bulldozers over the whole area and be done with it.

    • lostintransocean - Dec 11, 2013 at 6:13 PM

      Municipal issues take time.

    • drewvt6 - Dec 11, 2013 at 6:41 PM

      Yes, yes they are.

    • mvktr2 - Dec 12, 2013 at 2:28 AM

      Market Forces > Central Planners

  2. drewvt6 - Dec 11, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Hey Nick – First off here’s some WNY props. Second, Mayor Bloomberg’s support doesn’t matter all that much does it? He’s on the way out. He probably supports EVERYTHING right now. What does the incoming mayor think? Last I knew he was against every stadium proposal.

    • Nicholas Mendola - Dec 11, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      Good point and worth digging into, for sure. Thanks for the 716 high-five. our city.

      • drewvt6 - Dec 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM

        Sorry bro but I rep the 585…close enough.

      • Nicholas Mendola - Dec 11, 2013 at 11:41 PM

        close enough, indeed. go Rhinos?

      • drewvt6 - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        Close enough is what the Rhinos said.

    • lostintransocean - Dec 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM

      The new mayor isn’t going to just abandon all pending capital improvement projects in the city begun by his predecessor.

  3. nickp91 - Dec 11, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Sorry Queens but great news! That area of the Bronx is more accessible to most parts of the city

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