Since its foundation nine years ago New York City FC has been looking for a place to call home. On Wednesday, the club took a massive step toward that reality by unveiling the latest renderings of their $780 million, 25,000-seat soccer-specific stadium in Queens' Willets Point neighborhood (right next to the New York Mets' Citi Field).
The stadium won't open until the 2027 season (so a few more years of splitting time between Citi Field and Yankee Stadium), but since it felt like the Pigeons would be playing on baseball diamonds until MLS 10.0, it's easy to get excited now while looking at images of the new home of the 2022 Campeones Cup champions.
What we know based off these renderings: The venue features a cube entranceway that's able to illuminate with imagery and there's a nice looking supporters' section.
The project also calls for 40,000 square feet of public open space, 2,500 units of 100% affordable housing, a new elementary school, a hotel and retail shops.
NYCFC's average home attendance through five games is 20,295 — that's up on last year's average gate of 17,180,