Mayor Adams supports the new NYCFC football stadium in Queens
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Mayor Eric Adams will announce Wednesday that he supports a plan to build a $780 million football stadium near Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens, that will be home to New York City Football Club The Post has learned.
Hizzoner’s kick forward comes just days before the start of Sunday’s soccer World Cup tournament.
The plan also calls for a condominium complex to be built by Related Companies and Sterling Equities, owned by the Wilpon family, the former owners of the Mets.
The stadium will be privately funded, sources familiar with the deal said.
Even with the mayor’s blessing, the stadium would still need to be approved through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), a month-long process that will begin early next year and must be approved by the city council.
Negotiations will include reserving some of the housing for subsidized or affordable units for low- and middle-income New Yorkers, sources said.
The plan is set to be unveiled at the Queens Museum.
A new stadium for the reigning MLS Cup champions could be built by 2025, The Post previously reported.
NYCFC played home games at Yankee Stadium, Citi Field and Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey that season. So the prospect of a permanent home would be fantastic news for her loyal fan base.
It would also likely be built in time for the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in New York City and New Jersey.
“This is welcome news,” said a source familiar with the plan.
“A community setting is promised, and looks like there will be a decent amount of parking. There will also be no games [at Citi Field for the Mets and the soccer stadium] at the same time,” the insider said.
The source hoped the additional attractions would help rally support to improve transit opportunities in Queens, including lengthening the M and W trains.
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