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Major League Soccer Stadium Developers Turn to Queens

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Now that the plans to put a Major League Soccer stadium next to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx have fallen through, the developers are considering a new site next to the Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, Queens, Capital reports. Queens — Flushing Meadows Park, to be specific — was actually the first site that Manchester City Football Club owner Sheik Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan had eyed for the stadium, but area residents revolted over the potentially lost parkland and bin Zayed al-Nahyan, along with partner the New York Yankees, turned their sights to a debt-ridden parking garage in the Bronx that few would miss. Unfortunately for them, they also had to acquire some additional parcels that held non-debt-ridden businesses, and they couldn't pull it off. The site near the racetrack is now being considered "because there is an abundance of land primed for development," which seems to translate to "fewer people that are going to give us a hard time." The plan is for the team, to be known as the New York City Football Club, to play their home games at Yankee Stadium while their own stadium is being developed.
· Soccer club considers Aqueduct for stadium site [Capital]
· New York City Football Club coverage [Curbed]
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