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Developers to break ground on MLS stadium in Willets Point early fall


Jul. 16, 2024 By Shane O’Brien The developers behind New York City FC’s planned 25,000-seat stadium in Willets Point aim to break ground in early fall, according to NYCFC Sporting Director David Lee. In April, the New York City Council approved plans for NYCFC’s proposed 25,000-seat stadium, as well as a 2,500-unit affordable housing…

Youth soccer stars shine at NYCFC’s annual community cup in Astoria

Jun. 10, 2024 By Czarinna Andres June 10, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Hundreds of children from across the five boroughs of New York took part in New York City FC’s third-annual Community Cup at the Triborough Bridge Playground in Astoria on Sunday. Children aged 8-11 from 30 different neighborhoods across the city took… Read more »

NYCFC’s Night Leagues brings free soccer program to high school students in Flushing

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Mar. 5, 2024 By Athena Dawson and Gabriele Holtermann Under the bright lights of Flushing High School’s gymnasium, a group of bright eyed, local high school students gathered Saturday evening to run soccer drills and play scrimmage matches. The high schoolers are a part of New York City Football Club’s (NYCFC) newly launched Night Leagues initiative piloted in January. The soccer club’s charity foundation, City in the Community (CITC), has partnered with EmPower Solar, to bring free Saturday evening soccer coaching and career mentorship sessions to local youth ages 15-18. The initiative is for both boys and girls. The soccer…
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$12.3 million purchase of additional land for Willets Point redevelopment plan completed


Jan. 18, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The developers who plan to build a soccer stadium, affordable housing, retail space, open space, an elementary school and a hotel in Willets Point have purchased additional land where the ambitious project is slated to go. NYCFC, Sterling Equities and Related purchased two parcels in Willets Point for $12.3…
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BP Richards green lights Phase 2 of Willets Point redevelopment project with conditions


Jan. 10, 2024 By Bill Parry Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced Wednesday his approval of Phase II of the Willets Point redevelopment plan that will bring 1,400 units of affordable housing to a desolate area near Citi Field, along with a 25,000-seat soccer stadium to be used as the home of the New York City Football Club (NYCFC), a 250-room hotel, a 650-seat public school, retail space and nearly three acres of open space. The recommendation, subject to conditions, comes nearly a month after a hearing was held Dec. 13 where two dozen area residents offered testimony, with the…
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