Looks really nice. Good for them. Is it just me, or is NYCFC really behind with their new stadium? I get that it's much more difficult to build a stadium in NYC, but it feels like there should be more progress on the design side.
We'll have ours soon enough.Frankly I am jealous we don't have more news like OCSC. However....I gather a few things from our situation
1) We don't have a location and location may determine stadium design
2) NYCFC are pretty good about doing things behind the scenes before letting the public know. I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't already contacted firms to bid on stadium designs
3) We don't even have a training ground yet so yes, NYCFC is far behind.
4) We unfortunately have a longer time frame as we have Yankee's stadium as our temporary home.
I get that it's much more difficult to build a stadium in NYC, but it feels like there should be more progress on the design side.
I think the issue is that until you know the site you're going to be at, it's virtually impossible to even make preliminary designs for a stadium. Often the designs of stadia are influenced by how much space is available - especially in places like NYC, where space is at a premium - but other issues can be relevant, such as whether the ground can support certain types of construction materials, whether the ground is level and can be flattened easily, where the primary access is and whether certain sides will be hard to reach (i.e. if we went to Pier 40 it would be ridiculous to build an entrance facing out into the river), whether the amount of public transport and parking available affects the projected attendances, and so on.
Really, until NYCFC get a site 100% secured I'd be very surprised to even hear fairly basic rumours such as capacity, number of tiers and whether it will be a bowl or a square design.
That and Stamford Bridge are great stadiums. I'll take either.