Major League Soccer
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this afternoon said that Major League Soccer plans to replace the parkland it intends to use for a new soccer arena by resurrecting the old Flushing Airport in College Point, Queens.(6)
Calling it an "irreplaceable public space," New Yorkers for Parks this morning came out against a plan to build a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn today said that Councilman Daniel Dromm raised some "valid questions" when he argued that Abu Dhabi's represssion of gays should preclude it from building a soccer stadium in Queens' largest park.
The city-backed proposal to build a $340 million soccer arena in the middle of Queen's largest park was contentious long before Sunday's report that Major League Soccer has lined up an Abu Dhabi oil billionaire to pay for it.(5)
The nine candidates running for mayor this year had very little to say on Monday night about a controversial proposal for a Major League Soccer stadium in Queens.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this afternoon responded to Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber's warning that, should the league not reach a deal soon with the city, he will look to build a soccer arena elsewhere.
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras says that for three developments in Flushing Meadows Corona Park to gain her approval, their developers will have to agree to long-term funding for the park.(2)
On February 1, the architect tapped to design a soccer stadium for Flushing Meadows Corona Park gave a talk to some architecture students. Somehow, that presentation ended up on the internet.
State Senator Tony Avellas has asked the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the proposed site of three major new developments.
Alexander Garvin, a Yale University planning professor who managed New York City's bid for the 2012 Olympics, thinks Major League Soccer has shown a notable lack of "imagination" in its search for a suitable site for a new soccer arena.
Major League Soccer would very much like to build a soccer arena in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.(8)
Did you know that the National Tennis Center, where Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal ply their trade two weeks a year, is a public space?(1)
New York Cosmos chief operating officer Erik Stover denies that the New York Cosmos, a new team playing in a minor professional league, are using a $400 million stadium proposal to convince Major League Soccer to award them a franchise in New York.(1)
Today, the New York Cosmos officially released the details of their bid to build a stadium in Elmont, Long Island, less than 12 miles from Major League Soccer's dream stadium site in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.