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Bronx BP Diaz Lobbies For NYC FC Stadium

 
Bronx BP Diaz Lobbies For NYC FC Stadium
Posted Thursday, June 13th 2013 @ 11am

(Dan Dickinson) The biggest lingering question after the NYC FC announcement was where the team would make their home. After a solid year of handwringing and community uproar about the Flushing Meadows Corona Park stadium plan, the league seemed to indicate that it was willing to consider other options. Now Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has stepped up, issuing a letter to MLS commissioner Don Garber urging the league to consider his borough instead.

Diaz expressed his desire to "cement the new reputation of the Bronx as a sports mecca", and cited the recent Spain/Ireland friendly at Yankee stadium as drawing fans from all over the area. He also didn't hesitate to put the boots to the reaction to the Queens plan, bluntly stating "It would appear that there is little enthusiasm for world class soccer in Queens." Ooh, borough fight! (Here's a PDF of the letter.)

Read More: Gothamist

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