Official: NYC Soccer Stadium

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  1. Red Card

    Red Card Member+

    Mar 3, 1999
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The pols will probably want to see how much tax money will be generated by the Brooklyn Nets. If that is a bonanza, then there will be less opposition. The question to them is whether MLS will generate money like baseball (4 teams) and tennis and MSG (3 teams).

    Heavy drinking in Woodside then taking the LIRR will NOT be a good idea. Not only is there a "gap" danger, the RR will not tolerate rowdy behavior. There already are alcohol restrictions on the trains after midnight week-ends. Alcohol has caused the RR a lot of problems, most notably the girl who fell through the gap in WOODSIDE.

    One more thing, passengers to Woodside do not have to immediately take the next train to Willets Pt. They could hang out in Woodside and take a later train. Just do not lose the ticket.
     
  2. QueensNick

    QueensNick Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    New York City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well yea but heavy drinking and acting like a loon can happen in Flushing Meadow Park as well - that falls on the individual.

    I know in the past we have gotten together at Woodside and then had a few drinks and went over to shea or even out to see the Rough Riders play. None of us want to be SMASHED prior to the match, just a good buzz. The Smash will happen AFTER the match lol

    Interesting point on the ticket - so the South Side of LI can get there and its cheaper than if the stadium was at Pier 40. Good to know. Im sure its a pain switching trains and all but from where I live, I would have to take 2 subways as well.
     
  3. QueensNick

    QueensNick Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    New York City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    PS - Flaco - Welcome Back! lol
     
  4. napolisoccer

    napolisoccer Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Napoli
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Where is Chris ?
     
  5. El_Polaco

    El_Polaco New Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    New York
    Traveling there could be a little bit of a b**** for some people. I mean it's easy but time costly. For me I only live 10-15 minutes away by car from Citi. I could bike there in less than an hour if I wanted to. But by mass transit, because I have to backtrack, it's a little over an hour. I'm going to assume that unless you have direct access from where you live to the 7, you'll get there in less than an hour. Any place past LIC and outside Queens would be an hour plus (Again, unless the 7 is your first and only train). And if anyone lives in deep Astoria forget about it. I used to commute there for school and it would take almost 2 hours. If they live by 36th that's cool because they can just get on the R or M. But if you have the N and Q nearby you have to go into Manhattan, get on the R, then switch to the 7 at 74th.
     
  6. QueensNick

    QueensNick Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    New York City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Astoria to Citi Field is easy - could take under an hour - you dont have to go into manhattan - you get off at Queensborough Plaza and go downstairs to the 7 headed towards Main street.

    From Ditmars BLVD (last stop on the N,Q) its a 10 minute train ride to QB Plaza - from there to Citi - if you catch an express is like 20-25 - local would be longer
     
  7. El_Polaco

    El_Polaco New Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    New York
    Ahh you're right i completely forgot about that. Obviously us soccer fans would make it out to the stadium no matter how far we live. It's the other people i'm worried about. Who knows what they would think.
     
  8. looknohands

    looknohands Member+

    Apr 23, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dear God,
    Please find it in your heart to have Red Bull create a shell corporation that purchases NYC2. Or better yet, let there be "Red Bull Cosmos" just to make BigSoccer posters ***t themselves in fury.

    Thank you,
    Everyone outside of New York
     
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  9. fifty7

    fifty7 Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    Long Island
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Your presumptuousness is outweighed only by your short-sightedness.
     
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  10. PCFC

    PCFC Member

    May 13, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Newry City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And this can only work for a small group of supporters. Large groups would create unlimited problems. And people do get smashed before games, if they want to or not. It's a bit ambitious to think multiple subway-stop "march" will work.

    There's tons of unused land throughout the summer, and from Google Maps, there looks to be terrible sections of the park. There are places in a few parks in the city that have private businesses that sell beer. The boat basins are an example of this. I would hope that something could happen similarly. Also, the team could provide this.
     
  11. PCFC

    PCFC Member

    May 13, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Newry City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The thing is people do make it out there for baseball and tennis matches (though both can't really be compared to MLS...and the Mets really aren't drawing as expected since the new stadium).

    I think it would be safe to say that unless you live along the 7 line, it will take you 45-60 mins to get to the game...for most at least.

    How do people from BK go to Mets games, btw?
     
  12. soccermilitant

    soccermilitant Member+

    Jan 14, 2009
    St.paul
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    the mets suck the past few years.
     
  13. El_Polaco

    El_Polaco New Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    New York
    G to the 7 at Court Square
     
  14. QueensNick

    QueensNick Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    New York City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Have to be honest - this is so far from my mind right now lol

    still a lot of work to do - lets not start planning the tailgates just yet.
     
  15. Woodside Mets

    Woodside Mets Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Woodside Queens NYC
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Mets drew 3 million through the gates..not tickets sold in the 80's..15 years before the yanks ever did..Its not the location. cause most yanks fans hate the South bronx. Win..and you'll see packed houses every game

    It takes me 20-25 minutes on the express train from Times Square to Shea.
    Besides the 7 train..you also have the LIRR..which I take sometimes from Woodside to Shea..when i want to drink cheap before a game..Penn Station to Shea is around 18 mins..with one stop in Woodside.

    Depends on what part of Brooklyn..If you live near the G..you take that to the last stop..court house square..then the 7. If you live near the Nets new arena..you can take the LIRR to Jamaica then Woodside then Shea...good point on that..is you can drink on the train and platforms. And the trains have bathrooms
     
  16. Woodside Mets

    Woodside Mets Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Woodside Queens NYC
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    we all hang in woodside and jump on da 7.

    PC..we gotta bring you to Queens my brother..first off you have the pitch n putt which sells beers. then you have Mexicans walking and riding around on bikes selling loose beers. And you have great food being sold in the park. Plus if you want..you can just drink under the highway . go before a Mets game. you'll see what i'm talking about
     
  17. PCFC

    PCFC Member

    May 13, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Newry City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Haha! I'm always down for that. However, looking for more organized scene. Because both the Pitch and Putt and the US Open sell alcohol, I bet the stadium would provide some accommodation for SGs.
     
  18. Woodside Mets

    Woodside Mets Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Woodside Queens NYC
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Remember by the time this stadium is done..Willets Point will be done, so you'll have bars over that way.
     
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  19. PCFC

    PCFC Member

    May 13, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Newry City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bing bing bing...solution. Thanks Woodside.
     
  20. looknohands

    looknohands Member+

    Apr 23, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right...because we all know that a club in NYC proper will somehow transform the league into a major player on the global stage.
     
  21. PCFC

    PCFC Member

    May 13, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Newry City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    3 big name DPs immediately.
     
  22. looknohands

    looknohands Member+

    Apr 23, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Name them. No team in MLS has had 3 "big name" DPs at one time...much less the entire league.
     
  23. kodiakTFC

    kodiakTFC Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I'd say Donovan, Keane and Beckham is three big names.
     
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  24. QueensNick

    QueensNick Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    New York City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for beating me too it. Also the Redbull became the first team with 3 DPs in 2010 when on the roster they had Henry, marquez and Angel.
     
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