MLS Closing In On Stadium In Queens

MLS Closing In On Stadium In Queens

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 13, 2012
  • Features, Flushing Meadows, MLS Expansion, New York Expansion

The desire to have a second club in the Big Apple for Major League Soccer is widely reported. The latest news out of New York is that MLS has been working hard to secure a stadium deal for a potential 20th club.

According to the New York Post, MLS is closing in on a $300 million stadium project in Queens, New York, with a 25,000-seat stadium expected to be built in Flushing Meadows, next to Citi Field and the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium.

The proposed facility, construction of which could begin early next year, would be home to a yet-to-be-named new franchise.

Getting a stadium in New York has always been one of the hottest debates. The league feels they have to be in the city so bad that they are willing to pony up their own money on a stadium.

There is no new word on who will be apart of an ownership group for this potential club in New York either.

No matter how you look at this, MLS will be expanding to 20 clubs very soon.