Mets Still Interested In MLS Team

Mets Still Interested In MLS Team

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 27, 2010
  • 4 Comments
  • MLS Expansion, New York Expansion

Just as I write about the¬†Borough¬†Boys earlier today news comes out of New York that baseballs’ Mets are still interested in owning a MLS club. The New York Daily News added that while the owners of the Mets are still very interested in a club, getting a stadium to play in won’t be easy.

[David] Howard said the biggest hurdle is the stadium, which would have to be a multipurpose facility.

“It would be very difficult to justify the building costs for 20 or so dates that you get for soccer for regular season and exhibitions,” he said.

In a perfect world, the stadium would be near Citi Field in Queens, but Howard said the team “would be open to other possibilities as well.”

“It would make a lot of sense to be somewhere in this area, but again it’s something that we don’t have any rights to,” he said.Howard added: “This is something that is on the horizon for us, something that we are giving consideration to. But I can’t say it’s hot at the moment. Depending how certain circumstances present themselves, we can certainly move relatively quickly.”

I mentioned earlier that the Borough Boys would be a big driving factor in getting a second club in New York City. I wonder exactly what they think of this news, no doubt it lifts their hopes a bit.

The Mets owners still remain the best option for a ownership group in NYC, but the stadium issue may be tougher to overcome here.

  • evan eleven

    would the Mets bring back the MetroStars? call them Mets for short? i think the Cosmos will beat them to the punch. stay tuned…

  • sylc

    Garber did recently say that he would welcome pro/rel somewhere down the line.

    evan’s comment got me thinking: does this mean New York coudl potentially have 3 clubs in a 2 division MLS?

  • showtime2323

    i think as evan, stay tuned ..

    http://www.supremacyshowtime.com/

  • showtime2323

    i think as evan, stay tuned ..

    http://www.supremacyshowtime.com/