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NYC’s first soccer stadium may rise next to Yankee Stadium

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This latest news suggests a location several blocks north of what was reported in April

The rendering is from a Related Companies-led proposal for the soccer stadium.
Rafael Viñoly Architects via YIMBY

New York City’s first soccer stadium could rise next to Yankee Stadium, the New York Times has learned. While no final deal has been reached yet, the news is a bit of a shift from reports earlier this year that suggested the soccer stadium would be developed as part of a Hudson Yards-style development just north of the Willis Avenue Bridge, in the Bronx.

This latest scoop by the Times suggests a location several blocks north of what was reported in April. In this instance too, the soccer stadium is part of a much larger mixed-use development that would include housing, offices, a school, and shopping. This time around, the development team is led by Maddd Equities and Joy Construction—this same development team is working to build 750 apartments (mostly affordable units) near Yankee Stadium.

This very well may end up being part of the overall soccer stadium development, which the Times says could be part of a 20-acre development along East 153rd Street and River Avenue, between the Bronx Terminal Market and Yankee Stadium.

The New York City Football Club is also considering a location near Citi Field, in Queens, according to the Times. While it’s still early stages, the stadium will reportedly cost $400 million to build and seat 26,000 people. Stay tuned in the coming months for the big announcement about the final location.