Major League Soccer

Pols raise concerns over planned Cosmos soccer stadium near Queens border
Pols raise concerns over planned Cosmos soccer stadium near Queens border
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/05/2013 at 10:09AM

Some politicians feel the New York Cosmos need to do everything they can to win the community. The soccer club, which restarted recently after not playing a game in nearly three decades, is planning to construct a 25,000 seat stadium in Elmont’s Belmont Park near the Queens and Nassau border. The team currently plays at [...]

Bloomberg retracts statement on MLS coming to Yankee Stadium
News Liam La Guerre 7/17/2013 at 4:16PM

The possibility that Queens might have a soccer stadium got another kick backwards. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Yankee Stadium will be the home for the new Major League Soccer (MLS) team, the New York City Football Club, on his latest weekly radio show. “Yankee Stadium will become the home of the New York City Football [...]

MLS announces deal with Manchester City, Yankees for New York soccer team
MLS announces deal with Manchester City, Yankees for New York soccer team
Sports Terence M. Cullen 5/21/2013 at 1:20PM

The announcement of a new team may be a major score for soccer officials, but it pushes back the goalposts for a new Queens stadium. Manchester City Football Club and the Yankees are partnering up to establish the New York City Football Club (FC), officials announced today. It is Major League Soccer’s (MLS) 20th expansion [...]

MLS commissioner talks deadline for Flushing Meadows soccer stadium
MLS commissioner talks deadline for Flushing Meadows soccer stadium
Sports Terence M. Cullen 2/28/2013 at 1:08PM

While there’s no set deadline, Major League Soccer (MLS) Commissioner Don Garber said he hopes the top US soccer league will ink a deal with the city sometime this year for a 25,000 seat arena in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Garber, speaking at a Q&A with reporters after his opening season address, said he wasn’t putting [...]

Queens soccer stadium plans pulled offline after leak
Queens soccer stadium plans pulled offline after leak
News Angy Altamirano 2/27/2013 at 2:28PM

The controversial Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park finally showed its face, but then went back into hiding. According to the blog A Walk in the Park, fans and those opposed got their first glimpse of the proposed stadium on Tuesday, February 26. The renderings were leaked after a video was uploaded [...]

State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 2/27/2013 at 1:15PM

Landmark the park. That’s what State Senator Tony Avella wants for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to block development in the area. These include an entertainment center at Willets Point — an area that is technically parkland — along with expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and a proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium. [...]

Unions back Queens soccer stadium
Unions back Queens soccer stadium
News Terence M. Cullen 2/13/2013 at 9:17AM

Kicking in their support for hundreds of potential jobs, several construction unions have backed the proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The Hotel Trades Council; the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York; and 32BJ SEIU all backed the project for its potential to give union workers jobs and [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/07/2013 at 7:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 16. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Overcast with a chance of snow, then snow after midnight. Low of 30 with a windchill as low as 23. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow [...]

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/05/2013 at 4:38PM

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese, who recently announced he’s running for mayor as an independent Democrat, has high hopes for improving public safety and the city’s education system. Albanese, who represented mostly Bay Ridge for 14 years, said he was building a campaign based on voter needs and not special interest groups. “We’re building a grass-roots [...]

Small biz shows support for Queens soccer stadium
Small biz shows support for Queens soccer stadium
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 9:01AM

John Ferrera, head of the Junction Boulevard Merchants Association, noted that a professional soccer arena in the heart of Queens would spur local culture and be an economic boon to the area. “You’ll see for yourself, whenever there’s a major soccer match between countries, how excited the neighborhoods get in Queens,” said Ferrera, who’s been [...]