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Over 40,000 Soccer Fans Make Their Way to Yankee Stadium For Historic 1st Game

New York City’s FC held their first Major League Soccer match at Yankee Stadium yesterday — and won against Boston’s New England Revolution team. According to estimates, over 40,000 fans came out to this first historic day — something they will hopefully be doing for the next 3 years as soccer and baseball will share a home at Yankee Stadium.

Soccer Stadium Not Coming to The Bronx? Team Owners Now Scouting Site In Queens

Hasta la vista, Manchester City Football Club Soccer Stadium in The Bronx?

“Developers behind a proposal to build the city’s first Major League Soccer arena are looking to develop land near the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, after plans to build near Yankee Stadium fell apart, sources told Capital.”

Bronx Borough Prez Ruben Diaz Jr Holds Out On Soccer Stadium Deal | Crain’s New York

Back in January, Welcome2TheBronx wrote about how our Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. sat on the fence on the soccer stadium deal after much wooing them to the Bronx. Now Crain’s New York reports an interview with Diaz Jr, where he says, “On the soccer stadium as a whole, I’ll say this: I’m not there yet. That said, I am open-minded. As I said in my State of the Borough address, with a good community-benefits agreement, with proper community engagement, I think we can get to a place where folks understand the economic benefits of the stadium. But those benefits have to be real and be felt. It can’t just benefit the royal family of Abu Dhabi [who co-owns the franchise] or the Yankees.”

After Bronx BP Ruben Diaz, Jr Woos Major League Soccer To The Bronx, Now Sits On the Fence About Stadium Being Built

In a meeting held last week at Bronx Legal Services by concerned community members about the proposed Major League Soccer stadium sweetheart deal, it was revealed by several individuals that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr was proceeding cautiously with this deal as to not make the same mistake he made with the FreshDirect deal.