File this one under what could potentially be a cool thing.
According to CaptialNewYork.com, Major League Soccer has hired a design company to carry out the plans of designing a new stadium in Queens. SHoP Architects, the firm that designed the new NBA Nets stadium in downtown Brooklyn, will prepare initial designs for a Major League Soccer stadium Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
MLS has confirmed this as well.
According to a presentation given to city officials in June, the stadium will create 2,000 construction-related jobs, and 300 full-time and 900 part-time jobs. It will also need 4,500 parking spots for fans—who would park in the Mets parking lots—and 375 parking spots for players and VIPs.
According to Major League Soccer, those numbers have since changed. Now, the league anticipates creating more construction-related jobs—between 2,100 and 2,300 construction-related jobs, and fewer full-time and part-time jobs, 160 and 750, respectively.
What does this all mean right now? Not a ton really. It’s just something that could be cool. SHoP designed a pretty sweet arena for the Nets (see below) and could end up doing a very nice job for a MLS stadium.
What do you all think of this news?