MLS Eyes 2016 Launch of Second NY Team

MLS Eyes 2016 Launch of Second NY Team

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 12, 2012
  • MLS Expansion, New York Expansion

In the end, MLS isn’t run by a bunch of crazies after all. Yesterday had an article about their expansion plans for New York City and it turns out, the league owners are smarter than we originally thought.

The stadium will be entirely funded by the club’s owner and it will create an estimated 2,200 construction jobs, 160 full-time jobs and 750 part-time gameday jobs.

Yes, the owners will not be paying for the new stadium, set it be built in Queens.

For a while most fans were under the belief that the MLS owners were going to collectively pay for this new venue to be built.

I won’t get into the good and the bad of expansion in New York City, that horse has been beaten to death for nearly five years now. Hearing that the league is hopeful of a certain date is pretty promising as well. This is the first time that I recall someone from the league saying a specific date for the launch of a NY team.

A lot still has to happen between now and then. For me, until the shovels are in the ground on this stadium, nothing will feel real. But it seems we are inching closer and closer to that moment happening.