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2023 Midterm Report Card: NYCFC Stadium Saga

A midseason recap of all the recent news related to the Willets Point soccer stadium.

What we'll (hopefully) be looking at come 2027, name included |

Welcome to the 2023 edition of Hudson River Blue’s Midterm Report Cards, in which we analyze and grade New York City FC‘s performances so far this season. Next up: A midseason progress report on the Willets Point soccer stadium

A lot has happened since November 16, 2022, the fateful day that saw New York City FC and Mayor Eric Adams announce plans for New York City’s first-ever soccer stadium as part of a massive redevelopment of Willets Point in Queens. 

NYCFC’s permanent home is still scheduled to open across the street from Citi Field in time for the 2027 MLS season. That big plan remains somewhat tentative, though, as the Willets Point project is still going through New York City’s mandatory Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), meaning the stadium and its affiliated redevelopment of what was once the “Valley of Ashes” is not a completely done deal just yet.

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