The MLS Stadium Thread

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by fairfax4dc, May 20, 2016.

  1. footballfantatic

    Mar 27, 2008
    Ontario, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the Yankees reneged on this because they fear their fans may decide not to attend if parking is not guaranteed. I get their logic, but there is a solution that isn't "I'm taking my ball to Queens".
     
  2. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think its that clear. The Yankees and NYCFC are not one entity here.
     
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  3. footballfantatic

    Mar 27, 2008
    Ontario, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe they are looking for an oil money payout. I could see them stalling this since it doesn’t really benefit them in the short term. Maybe the Yankees want to be bought out.
     
  4. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very possible. CFG absolutely wants this project to advance. The Yankees, the picture is a bit clouded.
     
  5. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The dispute is over 317 parking spaces. The stadium plan allocated 5,183 spaces, the Yankees want 5,500.
     
  6. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why would the Yankees not want the project to move forward? It appears they no longer like that NYCFC plays in Yankee Stadium. Getting them out, while creating another venue that will bring the organization money (seeing as they are minority owners of NYCFC) should be something the Yankees want.
     
  7. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Greed.
     
  8. MuchoTakeItEasy

    LAFC
    United States
    May 16, 2015
    Land of the Free
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I recall reading that the Yankees were earning equity in NYCFC for every game hosted at Yankees stadium. Others more knowledgeable about this please chime in if thats not right.
     
  9. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Yankees own 20%.
     
  10. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Speaking of NYCFC, Google Maps' latest satellite imagery of Yankee Stadium has the soccer lines. Using the built-in distance measurement comes right to 70x110 as advertised. Not the 68' some have claimed by eyeballing it.
     
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  11. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looked small as hell on Friday night.

    Doesn’t look like a professional pitch.
     
  12. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    West Ham and Spurs played on a pitch that size for decades and both were known for free flowing, passing football, in an era where the fans became decisively negative. West Ham under Ron Greenwood was nicknamed "the academy".

     
  13. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The funny thing is, it should be easier to defend on a smaller field.
     
  14. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you are used to playing on it.

    Crew plays with a speed merchant on the wing in Diaz that is negated by a small pitch.

    They should be playing in Red Bull Arena until they can find a suitable stadium of their own.
     
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  15. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why? The pitch at Yankee Stadium is regulation and they've been getting less than 3,000 in attendance at Red Bull Arena.
     
  16. SetPeace

    SetPeace Member+

    Jun 22, 2004
    SC Illinois
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I were a City fan, I'd be more bummed out that due to the unusual ground-share with the Yankees, my soccer team only got to play 8 out of 17 games on my 'home' field. Good luck on the team's quest to secure a real home of their own.
     
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  17. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interestingly, NYCFC has been a comparatively better team on the road than at home in Yankee Stadium over the years. By that, I mean they have performed higher above league average on the road than they have been above league average at home.

    Two teams take the field every match at Yankee Stadium. The same field.
     
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  18. Honore de Ballsac

    Oct 28, 2005
    France.
    This doesn't surprise me. They've put some quality teams together once they moved past the emphasis on Lampard/Pirlo types. They generally try to play an elegant game with talented players. I could see their home field working against that. But...

    Oh please.:rolleyes:
     
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  19. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting breakdown of costs
    Screenshot_20210804-231459_Adobe Acrobat.jpg
     
  21. Three and Three

    Three and Three Member+

    Sep 13, 2015
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    That's still terrible.
     
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  22. Three and Three

    Three and Three Member+

    Sep 13, 2015
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    And the same fans don't tune in because they can't stand to watch games played at Yankee Stadium.
     
  23. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's only recently that wide pitches became a thing in the top 5 leagues. The Premier League standardized pitch sizes in 2012.
     
  24. Three and Three

    Three and Three Member+

    Sep 13, 2015
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Yeah, but come on. Really. All due respect.
     
  25. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    West Ham played on the same size pitch as NYC from 1904 to 2016.
     
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