By Michael Lewis

FrontRowSoccer.com Editor

New York City FC will split its 2023 Major League Soccer season between two baseball parks, and with two venues to be determined.

The Cityzens will play nine matches at Yankee Stadium and six at Citi Field. Two matches at the end of the campaign have not been determined.

City’s schedule features 28 contests against Eastern Conference foes and six matches against teams from the Western Conference.

NYCFC will begin its season on the road against Nashville SC on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Chicago Fire FC on Saturday, March 4.

The following week, the team will host its home opener against Inter Miami CF at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, March 11.

“Following the announcement of Willets Point as the site for our proposed stadium, playing more matches in Queens when Yankee Stadium is unavailable is the perfect solution for our fans and the entire club,” NYCFC CEO Brad Sims said in a statement.

“As always, NYCFC will do everything possible to ensure our matches are played within the five boroughs. For the home matches listed without confirmed venues, the goal is to play them either at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field. However, we are unable to confirm the venues for those locations at this time for a variety of reasons, including the 2023 MLB playoffs.”

Last season NYCFC needed six venues to complete its home schedule. Besides Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, the club needed to use Red Bull Arena, Belson Stadium, Rentschler Field, Banc of California Stadium. That set an MLS record.