NYCFC could be playing near Yankee Stadium. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
It looks like New York City FC might have found a new home close to where it plays these days — Yankee Stadium.
The New York Times reported Thursday that the MLS club hopes to build a stadium along East 153rd St. and River Avenue in the Bronx.
The proposed stadium would be built between the stadium and the Bronx Terminal Market, the newspaper said.
It would be part of a 20-acre multi-billionaire dollar development and would include a park, hotel and a conference center focus on soccer and sports. It also would include office space, a school and apartments.
This is not the first time NYCFC tried to build a soccer-specific stadium near Yankee Stadium. The team tried in 2013, but negotiations with the city fell apart.
And this is not the first proposal of the year to erect a stadium in the Bronx.
On April 18, NYCFC, along with Related Companies and Somerset Partners, have submitted a plan to New York state to build a 26,000-seat soccer stadium over the Harlem River Yards, according to NewYorkYIMBY. The $700 million project will include more than 550 units of affordable housing and a waterfront park, the website reported Tuesday. The Harlem River Yards is a 13-acre area in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx that is operated by the Empire State Development Corp.
That stadium proposal has been designed by Rafael Viñoly.
NYCFC also had expressed interest in building a stadium at Belmont Race Track, but that was awarded earlier this year to the New York Islanders, who are building a new ice hockey area.
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