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Councilman Leroy Comrie: Soccer not coming to Queens

Maybe the Bronx is a better idea after all.

Councilman Leroy Comrie | By Amirabbady00
A loss in Queens could provide a big score for the Bronx. Major League Soccer, which was in talks with the city to build a $340 million stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, wont be coming to Queens, said Councilman Leroy Comrie.

This would be why I spotlighted the two alternate temporary stadium locations in the Bronx. I wouldn’t expect NYCFC to play at either one of those more than absolutely necessary, but combined with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.’s open letter to the team earlier, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were playing near Yankee Stadium when all’s said & done. 

And you know who’s likely breathing a giant sigh of relief? The NASL’s New York Cosmos, who have tabled an insanely ambitious stadium proposal located on the border between New York City and Nassau County — specifically, near the Belmont racetrack. That racetrack is famous because it’s one of the Triple Crown horse racing venues, but a stadium located there would undoubtedly bring additional revenues.

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