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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LionNYC

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NY 15th Congressional District (where our potential Bronx stadium would be located) is an open seat as the incumbent is retiring. NY1 is broadcasting the Democratic primary debate at 7 PM.
Early results show Ritchie Torres with a lead of 4,000 votes (31.1% to 18.3%).
 

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Is that good or bad?
That's a good question. I don't think a federal politician (Congress) will have any meaningful decisions on a stadium aside from vocal support/opposition. It may just come down to City politicians and maybe to an extent State politicians.

Anyone with more real estate knowledge have a better idea?
 
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That's a good question. I don't think a federal politician (Congress) will have any meaningful decisions on a stadium aside from vocal support/opposition. It may just come down to City politicians and maybe to an extent State politicians.

Anyone with more real estate knowledge have a better idea?
Yeah, I can't think of any recent examples of a member of Congress killing a NYC real estate development project.
 

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Yeah, I can't think of any recent examples of a member of Congress killing a NYC real estate development project.
Good point, and AOC was a prominent public face for the opposition, but I believe it was a couple of state senators who took the official steps that convinced Amazon to abandon the project. But certainly a motivated House member can help galvanize local opposition.
 
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I’m sure we all knew this, but figured I’d share...

 

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I’m sure we all knew this, but figured I’d share...

Thanks. Not a surprise, but hopefully a job creating stadium project will be more warmly embraced once we are on the other side.
 

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Jason Zillo, a spokesman for the Yankees, said that the team had contributed $50,000 to the emergency grant program and that New York City FC, an affiliated pro soccer team that normally plays at the stadium, had chipped in $25,000."

 

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That's a good question. I don't think a federal politician (Congress) will have any meaningful decisions on a stadium aside from vocal support/opposition. It may just come down to City politicians and maybe to an extent State politicians.

Anyone with more real estate knowledge have a better idea?
He wouldn't have a huge deal of influence over it the way AOC did over Amazon, but even if he did spiking something like this isn't his style. A lot of the lefty activists hate him for making various compromises during his time in the Council, and they (and AOC) backed someone else in the Congressional primary.
 
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Boogie-down Bronx

Ronny says at halftime of Columbus and Minny that NYC will likely not play at YS again this season. Said RBA and the training facility are options.
 
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Ronny says at halftime of Columbus and Minny that NYC will likely not play at YS again this season. Threw out RBA and the training facility as possible options.
“Threw out” meaning not an option or stated those as possible options?
 
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“Threw out” meaning not an option or stated those as possible options?
I'm sure he meant those were possible options. Probably RBA would be best, they have the TV angles and press amenities, locker rooms, etc.
 
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I couldn’t care less where they play if fans can’t attend. Stay in Orlando for all I care.

I take that back. Can they play in the old World Cup site in Manaus? That would be cool as hell.
Manaus has gotten smacked hard by COVID. Prabably one of the worst places in the world to be right now.
 
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Ronny says at halftime of Columbus and Minny that NYC will likely not play at YS again this season. Said RBA and the training facility are options.
Play at YS again this season? We never did play at YS this season.
 

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Play at rba. No issue with that.

but don’t understand why they wouldn’t use the training site. Remember they told us it was world class
 
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Play at rba. No issue with that.

but don’t understand why they wouldn’t use the training site. Remember they told us it was world class
I'm sure it doesn't have the setup for decent broadcasting.
Yea it may not look fancy, but MLS paid TONS of money for each of their Orlando "studio" fields. Playing at RBA would probably be much cheaper and look better.