Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
And now for another New York stadium plan ...
January 16th, 2013 5:08PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  nasl, new york cosmos

MOST COMMENTED

[NASL] It's not the New York soccer stadium everyone has been talking about, but the New York Cosmos announced they've initiated plans to build a 25,000-seat soccer stadium as part of the construction of an entertainment complex at Belmont Park. The Cosmos' announcement does not indicate which league would play in the stadium -- MLS or the NASL -- other than to say its would attract soccer games "around the world at an affordable price."

(Click here to view the Cosmos' stadium plans.)

The Cosmos are slated to play their first season in the NASL in the second half of its 2013 season. They have pursued MLS's 20th franchise, targeted for New York, but MLS has been working with New York City on building a soccer stadium in Queens. It is by no means assured that the Cosmos ownership group will be awarded the MLS franchise.

The proposed development, which was presented last week to New York State development authorities, will be privately funded and expected to cost more than $400 million. Belmont hosts the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, each June.

The Cosmos' goal is to break ground on their proposed stadium in 2014 and for the stadium to open in 2016.

“We plan to develop an iconic project for the region and build a state-of-the-art stadium that will make Nassau County and the entire region proud,” said Seamus O’Brien, Chairman and CEO of the New York Cosmos. “Belmont is an ideal location and a win-win for everyone involved. Nassau County and Elmont will realize much needed economic growth, and local residents will have a year-round premier destination they can call their own.”



1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: January 17, 2013 at 11:59 a.m.
    More important, can the Cosmos find a prolific striker like Giorgio Chinaglia and playmaker Bogicevic?


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] One of the most anticipated matches of the ACC season takes place Thursday in ...
Barcelona visits Madrid with Messi on the brink     
[CLASICO PREVIEW] Barcelona visits Spain's capital on Saturday for a mouthwatering edition of the world's biggest ...
Real Salt Lake jumps back into third place    
[MLS: Wednesday] By beating Chivas USA, 2-0, in its regular-season finale, Real Salt Lake not only ...
Cristiano Ronaldo closes in Raul's record    
[UCL: Week 3] Defending champion Real Madrid showed just how much work Liverpool has ahead of ...
D.C. United clinches No. 1 seed for quarterfinals    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Wednesday's results in the Concacaf Champions League -- the Montreal Impact's 1-1 tie ...
Orlando City SC launches Web site    
[ONLINE WATCH] As one of two MLS expansion teams that will start play next March, Orlando ...
IMG obtains MLS and U.S. Soccer global rights    
[SOCCER BUSINESS] IMG has signed an eight-year agreement with MLS and U.S. Soccer to market and ...
USA headed to London to face Colombia in November    
[DATEBOOK] The USA will play its first ever neutral match in England on Nov. 14 when ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"Somehow this turned into a personal Klinsmann vs. Garber debate and I have seen some of ...
Keith Olbermann skewers Colorado Rapids president     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Rapids president Tim Hinchey made Keith Olbermann's the "World's Worst Person ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives