Mayor Adams backs new NYCFC soccer stadium in Queens

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Mayor Eric Adams will announce Wednesday that he supports plans to build a $780 million soccer stadium near Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens, home of the New York City Soccer Club.

Hissoner’s kick comes just days before the World Cup kicks off on Sunday.

The plan also includes an apartment complex to be built by Related Companies and Sterling Stock, whose owners, the Wilpon family, are former owners of the Mets.

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The stadium is expected to be privately financed, sources familiar with the deal said.

Even with the mayor’s blessing, the stadium will still need to be approved through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), which begins early next year and requires approval by the City Council.

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The stadium will be near Citi Field in Willits Point.
Mayor Eric Adams says Wednesday he supports a plan to build a 25,000-seat soccer stadium.
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The talks will include setting aside a portion of the housing for subsidized or affordable units for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers, sources said.

The plan will be unveiled at the Queen’s Museum.

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The Post previously reported that a new stadium could be built for the reigning MLS Cup champions by 2025.

NYCFC has toured this season with home games at Yankee Stadium, Citi Field and Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. So, the prospect of a permanent home would be fantastic news for their loyal fan base.

The stadium is expected to be privately financed, sources familiar with the deal said.

The plan also includes a housing complex to be built by Related Companies and Sterling Stock.


The plan will be unveiled at the Queen's Museum.

A new stadium for the reigning MLS Cup champions could be built by 2025.


The Wilpons, former Mets owners, will help design the project.

The plan will be unveiled at the Queen’s Museum.


It will be built in time for the 2026 World Cup in New York City and New Jersey.

“It’s welcome news,” said one source familiar with the plan.

“Community recruitment is promising and there seems to be good parking space. And no games [at Citi Field for the Mets and the soccer stadium] At the same time,” the insider said.

The source hoped the additional attractions would help garner support for boosting transit options in Queens, including extending the M and W trains.

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