Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
New York City FC makes a token gesture
by Paul Kennedy, March 21st, 2014 4:31PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, new york city fc, soccer business

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS 2015] New York City FC unveiled its official team badge -- inspired by the old New York City subway token -- on Thursday and expects to announce a temporary home for its 2015 MLS launch, but finding a permanent home remains a challenge in New York's new political climate.

More than 100,000 votes were cast to decide the badge that will appear on all team gear and merchandise.

“Given the significance of a Club’s badge and what it means for a team’s identity, it was important for us to have our fans included from the beginning -- a commitment that we’ve made from the start,” said Claudio Reyna, NYCFC's sporting director. “Thanks to the the voice of our fans, we feel that we have a design that truly represents our club and our city.



Reyna told New York reporters after the badge event at the Adidas Store in Manhattan that an announcement on NYCFC's temporary home would be made within the next month. The club is expected to play at Yankee Stadium, home of the baseball Yankees, who hold a minority ownership interest in the club. Reyna added that NYCFC felt good about the search for a home for a soccer stadium but the process wasn't easy.

MLS had explored building a permanent home for the new New York club in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, but that plan was halted after Manchester City and the Yankees were announced as owners in May 2013. They explored a development project near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, but that project met with opposition from new mayor Bill de Blasio.

In his talk with fans and media on the eve of the 2014 openers, MLS Commissioner Don Garber acknowledged concluding a stadium deal in New York had become more difficult than it would have been six months earlier (under pro-development mayor Michael Bloomberg).



1 comment
  1. Randy Vogt
    commented on: March 22, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.
    Hopefully, after NYCFC's new stadium is built, it will look better than their logo. San Jose's logo redesign left a good deal to be desired as well.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"Our base-line [for average attendance] was 30,000; 35,000 would've been great, and 40,000 beyond our wildest ...
What They're Saying: Investment banker Keith Harris    
"It was a shock result. There are four players that we can reflect on and the ...
What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe    
"Gay bars are so important for me and my community. That could have been me. That ...
What They're Saying: Gudmundur Benediktsson    
"It's been quite strange and actually hectic because the phone hasn't stopped ringing. But I'm really ...
MLS: Top fives in Fan XI voting remain steady    
The MLS All-Star Game will be played July 28 in San Jose and every few days ...
MLS Countdown: Rivals wrap up season series early    
The MLS campaign has yet to reach its midpoint yet already teams are facing each other ...
USA-Colombia: Lots at stake in third-place game    
The USA must quickly get back in the saddle after its disastrous semifinal against Argentina when ...
U.S. women: Crunch time to get down to 18    
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis has recalled injured stars Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe, ...
Video Pick: 90 seconds of Messi Magic    
The folks at Fox Soccer created a 90-second montage of Lionel Messi's best touches in Argentina's ...
NASL: Kranjcar leaves Cosmos for Rangers    
Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar, who played seven NASL spring season games after joining the New York ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives