- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 30, 2013
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- Features, MLS Expansion, New York City FC, New York City Stadium, Yankee Stadium
The search for a stadium in New York City continues for Major League soccer and new expansion club New York City FC.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the club and the Bronx Parking Development Co.—a nonprofit group that runs five parking garages by the ballpark— are in discussions to demolish a 2,411-space parking garage on East 153rd Street in the Bronx and put a 25,000 to 30,000-seat stadium in its place, according to people involved with the discussions.
The parking company is eager to find a new use for the facility that would bring in cash. And the soccer team has been drawn to the site for its many advantages, including proximity to subways, a Metro North station and a well-established neighbor in the 50,287-seat Yankee Stadium, people involved said.
“We’re still looking at four or five sites, in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx–the 153rd Street site is one of two that we’re looking at in the Bronx,” said Randy Levine, the Yankees president, who has been involved in finding a site for a soccer stadium. “It’s all at this point very preliminary.”
A spokeswoman for New York City Football Club said “everything is on the table until we make a decision.”
The parking garages by the stadium are under great fiscal strains and are searching for a way out. The image below shows the location of where the stadium could end up being if this is the site that the club goes with.
Just for reference, this is nearly the same sized lot as the one that Red Bull Arena sits on.
As long of a process as it may be to get a stadium there, this would be a fantastic location in my book. What do you all think about this location?