Back in October I spoke about NYCFC’s quest for a stadium, and at the time the focus was on Elmont, and how we all hoped it wouldn’t end up there.
Well yesterday, thanks to a story from YIMBY, we got some unconfirmed news of a possible stadium coming to The Bronx.
The stadium project, which would cost upwards of $700K, is set to hold 26K fans, under a “pitch open” roof, allowing the players to face the elements, while the fans can stay dry.
This location, the Harlem River Yards, is currently home to commercial properties and a large rail yard, which they would build the stadium (and a collection of housing) over, with an expected completion date of 2022.
Among their selling points, and something that wasn’t as doable in Elmont, is the ease of getting to the stadium. There are already existing subway stops within a 10-minute walk of the stadium, they are certain to add parking garages, and they are promising the addition of a new ferry stop on the NYC ferry system.
If this turns out to be the reality, a lot of fans would be very happy with it. I can’t wait to see what other amenities show up inside the stadium.