New York Bid Still In The Air

New York Bid Still In The Air

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 15, 2008
  • Expansion Hopefuls, MLS Expansion, New York Expansion

There still seems to be a lot of question over whether or not New York Mets (MLB) owner Fred Wilpon and his group will be putting in an expansion bid or not to Major League Soccer. News coming out of Queens today is that Wilpon is hoping to turn the land at the old Shea Stadium into a soccer stadium for a MLS club.

Major league soccer officials are currently talking with Mets owner Fred Wilpon about development of a new pro soccer team that would be headquartered at a stadium to be built on a portion of land currently occupied by Shea Stadium.

The report, released last month by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office, indicates the proposed new pro soccer stadium would be built near what is now the pitcher’s mound at Shea Stadium

There’s still no actual mention of a bid to the league but I still have a feeling deep down that there is one on the table that we just haven’t seen yet in the press. Maybe today’s announcement on MLSnet’s ExtraTime at 5pm ET will shed more light on the subject. We all know MLS Commissioner Don Garber wants a club in New York and has been working to get one for a few years now. With possible land available for a stadium he may still get his wish.