According to the New York Times, This Tuesday a new project valued at 780 million dollars was approved in which a new soccer stadium will be built which will serve as the home of New York City FC.
The stadium will reportedly be located next to Citi Field, home of the New York Mets in MLB, and cIt will have a capacity of 25,000 peopleas well as a 2,500 apartment complex (the largest housing construction since 1970) and a hotel that will have up to 250 rooms.
The construction will be carried out as part of an alliance between the Government of New York and the club itself. The NYCFC will contribute the million-dollar amount while the New York administration will cede the land for the project.
The same way the land will be in the hands of the Big Apple team for 49 years, in which it will cancel up to $4,000,000 annually; The contract will also specify a possible extension for another 25 years.
Construction means New York’s first sports venue entirely dedicated to soccer taking into account that New York City FC plays its home games at Yankee Stadium, which is adapted for MLS and MLS Cup matches, as well as for some CONCACAF Champions League matches if necessary. necessary.
With the new stadium they will also seek to continue promoting soccer in the United States, especially considering that the North American nation will organize the upcoming 2026 World Cup together with Mexico and Canada.
In this way, the franchise New York City FC continues to grow as an institution by being crowned in sports as champions of the MLS Cup in 2021 and this 2022 getting the Campeones Cup and now having its own stadium for soccer practice.