NYC FC Optimistic About Finding Permanent Home; Upcoming Game Bumped For Yankees
NYC FC currently plays their home games at Yankee Stadium, but the club “remains optimistic" about finding its own home and has "looked at dozens of sites within the five boroughs," according to Kyle Schnitzer of the N.Y. POST. NYC FC President Jon Patricof said, "Right now we have multiple sites under active consideration -- some involve public processes and some are private. I think this is going well and we’re as far along in terms of progress certainly since I’ve been here over the last 18 months." NYC FC's "uncertain status regarding a permanent home created a scheduling conflict which forced the team to relocate one of its final two home matches out of state.” NYC FC will play their Sept. 23 home match against the Dynamo at UConn’s football stadium in East Hartford, Conn. because a Yankees makeup game “booted them out of The Bronx.” Yankee Stadium “requires 72 hours to transition between soccer and baseball," and with NYC FC "just tenants at the ballpark, the boot wasn’t all that surprising.” Where NYC FC are in their stadium search is “anyone’s guess.” Patricof last week said that the team “brought over the Chief Infrastructure Officer from parent club Manchester City to work full-time in New York City on the stadium search” (N.Y. POST, 9/16).