After sharing Yankee Stadium this season and an earlier proposal to build a stadium near the ballpark, its turn out that New York City F.C. won’t be playing in the Bronx next season.
In fact, the soccer team is looking for a new location and that may include the Aqueduct Racetrack.
Aqueduct has over 200 acres of land, so the stadium could possibly be built there. There are pros to the addition, such as the creation of jobs, while there are also some severe negatives. Traffic and public safety could become a problem, especially with Resorts World Casino nearby.
The Aqueduct isn’t the first Queens location that the club has considered. There were plans to build the stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, but the idea was opposed by local organizations and the New York Mets.
No word on whether or not the plans to move the team to the Aqueduct will be successful. Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr.’s office and Resorts World Casino will discuss the plans some more within the next few months.