New York City FC to Play at Yankee Stadium

Hi everyone,New York City Football Club
The new Major League Soccer franchise, New York City FC, will kick off their debut season next year at Yankee Stadium. It was a pending decision, and so far, NYCFC will play at the home of the New York Yankees.

The ground is home of Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, who co-own the MLS franchise with former Premier League champions Manchester City.

Claudio Reyna, sporting director of New York City, said: “By having our home facility at Yankee Stadium, we feel even more confident that we’ll be able to attract top-level talent from around the world to our organisation.

“Top athletes want the opportunity to showcase their talents at the world’s most famous sports venues, and Yankee Stadium is such a venue.”

The capacity of the stadium will be reduced down to 33,444 for MLS matches from 49,642 when the baseball team plays – The upper tiers will be closed off to achieve this

Plans for a soccer-specific stadium are continuing, although no time set has been announced for a new stadium, or for how long the soccer team will stay at Yankees Stadium.

Yankee Stadium will play host to Manchester City vs. Liverpool in a friendly game on July 30. [Source: I Sport Connect]

Karl Lusbec