Stadium Discussion

Where Do You Want The Stadium?

  • Manhattan

    Votes: 54 17.9%
  • Queens

    Votes: 86 28.6%
  • Brooklyn

    Votes: 16 5.3%
  • Staten Island

    Votes: 6 2.0%
  • Westchester

    Votes: 18 6.0%
  • The Bronx

    Votes: 108 35.9%
  • Long Island

    Votes: 5 1.7%
  • Dual-Boroughs

    Votes: 3 1.0%
  • Etihad Island

    Votes: 5 1.7%

  • Total voters
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VernonJohn

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"A lot has happened in New York that has made it more difficult..."

Yeah, de Blasio was elected...twice.

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DeBlasio gets a lot of blame for NYCFC not having a stadium deal. I don’t like DeBlasio a great deal but I applaud him for not rolling over for CFG and the Yankees.
There’s a lot of development and building going on that includes housing for lower incomes in the city. If CFG and the Yanks decided to really give something to the community and city I’m sure this would be done. My understanding is that, “Both Yankee Stadium and Citi Field sit atop city-owned land, and neither team pays rent or property taxes. The city takes home none of the profits the stadium makes” aside from taxes the corporations pay. When the “new” Yankee Stadium was being built
$70 million in state subsidy for parking improvements was earmarked for a new 660-car valet parking garage where virtually all the spaces are reserved for the free, year-round use of the Yankees and their VIPs.

I would love it if a soccer stadium was built for this team but let the corporations who will profit pay for it. No more working class dollars for rich people.
 

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The stadium deals for Citi Field and Yankee Stadium were very bad for the city.

The problem that led BDB to kill NYCFC's stadium had nothing to do with those types of giveaways. He didn't like that the city wouldn't get back taxes on the parking garages that would be demolished to build the stadium.
 

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Didn’t GAL pull out of the original deal anyway? I though that was the bigger factor over DeBlasio.
I'm pretty sure that was a debunked rumor based on a misinterpreted line in one article or something. The GAL owner was quoted months after the first attempt fell apart as saying he didn't know what happened, they were going to make a deal and suddenly they stopped calling.
 
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Did I miss anything in garbers “state of the league” during halftime of the cup final?
He said possibly 7 new SS stadiums soon. I have t don’t the math yet but that would be...

Columbus. Austin. Miami. Nashville. Cincy.

Who else?
 
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Call me crazy, but I think NYCFC gave up on the idea of Queens quite a while ago. The only active sites that have been getting contracted work are in the Bronx. Bronx is too familiar, accessible for the most people and will require a lot less work on behalf of the club than Queens.
 

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Does Queensboro not need approval to build a stadium? Why are people acting like their situation is a sure thing?
 
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Does Queensboro not need approval to build a stadium? Why are people acting like their situation is a sure thing?
I think because one of the biggest hurdles of getting something built is local community/political support. QBFC seems to have both already so that part of it is pretty much done. Secondly, the stadium won't be as big as what NYCFC wants, so that alone should make it easier.

Anyway, save that for the QBFC thread. This thread should be more dedicated to our NYCFC stadium misery.
 

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Does Queensboro not need approval to build a stadium? Why are people acting like their situation is a sure thing?
we dont know what is the site of the SSS, everyone assumes willets point. however, in the meantime a modular stadium will be built so they have somewhere they can have play is not bleeding money in rent in a baseball stadium waiting to see what happens. so optics look different.
 
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I think because one of the biggest hurdles of getting something built is local community/political support. QBFC seems to have both already so that part of it is pretty much done.
I'm curious as to why everyone seems to think that QBFC has so much more local community/political support than NYCFC does? What is that based on? Just the picture of Katz with Villa and Moya?
 
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we dont know what is the site of the SSS, everyone assumes willets point. however, in the meantime a modular stadium will be built so they have somewhere they can have play is not bleeding money in rent in a baseball stadium waiting to see what happens. so optics look different.
What's interesting is NYCFC could have build a 25,000 seat modular SSS at anytime. They chose to, and continue to still choose to go down the YS route.
 

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I think because one of the biggest hurdles of getting something built is local community/political support. QBFC seems to have both already so that part of it is pretty much done. Secondly, the stadium won't be as big as what NYCFC wants, so that alone should make it easier.

Anyway, save that for the QBFC thread. This thread should be more dedicated to our NYCFC stadium misery.
Community and political support for an as-yet-announced stadium in an as-yet-announced part of Queens in and as-yet-announced timeframe is “pretty much done”?
 
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