Stadium Discussion

Where Do You Want The Stadium?

  • Manhattan

    Votes: 54 17.7%
  • Queens

    Votes: 87 28.5%
  • Brooklyn

    Votes: 16 5.2%
  • Staten Island

    Votes: 6 2.0%
  • Westchester

    Votes: 18 5.9%
  • The Bronx

    Votes: 111 36.4%
  • Long Island

    Votes: 5 1.6%
  • Dual-Boroughs

    Votes: 3 1.0%
  • Etihad Island

    Votes: 5 1.6%

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Gotham Gator

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Ferran Soriano is a big believer in the future of football in the United States. He’s been wanting to make an investment in a NYC-area MLS team since before he left Barcelona. This is a long game, and they have the patience and bankroll to do it.
 
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Ferran Soriano is a big believer in the future of football in the United States. He’s been wanting to make an investment in a NYC-area MLS team since before he left Barcelona. This is a long game, and they have the patience and bankroll to do it.
This discussion is now eating its own tail.
 
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He specifically referenced using transfer fees to keep the club afloat. The accumulated transfer fees they've received are insignificant -- stadium rental fees for a handful of games.

With no stadium, there is no long game and starting a stadium makes the long game into a LOOOOOOOOONG game.
They don't need transfer fees to keep the club afloat. The Abu Dhabi Royal Family is worth $150 billion. NYCFC is also not strictly a business venture. There are other geopolitical goals in play, and none of those require NYCFC to have a stadium. Some of those goals have actually directly conflicted and delayed the stadium process.
 
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They don't need transfer fees to keep the club afloat. The Abu Dhabi Royal Family is worth $150 billion. NYCFC is also not strictly a business venture. There are other geopolitical goals in play, and none of those require NYCFC to have a stadium. Some of those goals have actually directly conflicted and delayed the stadium process.
How have those goals delayed the process?
 

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How have those goals delayed the process?
CFG made a strategic decision to not try to push through the Flushing Meadow stadium even though they believed they had the political muscle to do so because they were afraid of bad press for Abu Dhabi/UAE.
 
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