Yankee Stadium is not a Concacaf-approved venue. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)

The Major League Soccer champions’ stadium situation reach another new low on Tuesday.

New York City FC announced that its Concacaf Champions League home leg against Costa Rican club Santos de Guapiles Fútbol Club will be held at LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium on Feb 23.

City’s primary and secondary home venues, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, are not Concacaf-approved venues. NYCFC’s third-choice venue, Red Bull Arena, is the only Concacaf-approved venue in the immediate New York City metropolitan area, but is also unavailable due to stadium and pitch renovations.

The team was forced to look outside the NYC area and settled on Banc of California Stadium because NYCFC’s away game against the LA Galaxy being played in nearby Carson, Calif. four days later.

“We’re extremely proud to compete in the Concacaf Champions League following our triumph in Portland to win our first MLS Cup Championship last season,” NYCFC CEO Brad Sims said in a statement. “This club belongs on the biggest stage possible and although finding home venues for the home legs of any Champions League matches is challenging to us, we are excited to compete against the best teams in North and Central America for another piece of silverware.

“It is frustrating that this home game will be played on the other side of the country. However, with our season opener at LA Galaxy only a few days later and our inability to play at Yankee Stadium or one of our alternative home venues, we felt that this arrangement gave our Club the best possible chance for two positive results that week as we look to do well in CCL and begin the defense of the title.”