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Construction Industry News: 25,000-Seat Professional Soccer Stadium to Be Built in Queens, NY

On November 16, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) announced that a new, 25,000-seat professional soccer stadium will be built in Queens, NY. The new stadium, which is expected to cost $780 million, will be built in the Willets Point area of Queens (see rendering below). The site is very close to Citi Field (home of MLB's NY Mets) and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (location of the annual US Open Tennis tournament).

According to a NYC press release, the project is projected to create 1,550 permanent jobs and 14,200 construction jobs. It is expected to be completed by 2027. In addition to the stadium, the project will include:

  • 2,500 units of 100% affordable housing
  • More than 40,000 square feet of public open space
  • A 250-room hotel and ground-floor retail shops

The NYC Football Club was founded in 2013. In 2021, the team won its first Major League Soccer championship. To date, the team has been playing most of its home games at Yankee Stadium. The new stadium project is being developed by Queens Development Group, a joint venture between former NY Mets owners, the Wilpon family and Saul Katz, and the owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, who is also chairman and majority owner of The Related Companies.

*Click on the thumbnail image below to see a larger artist's rendering for the project.