"On the soccer stadium as a whole, I'll say this: I'm not there yet. That said, I am open-minded. As I said in my State of the Borough address, with a good community-benefits agreement, with proper community engagement, I think we can get to a place where folks understand the economic benefits of the stadium. But those benefits have to be real and be felt. It can't just benefit the royal family of Abu Dhabi or the Yankees."
-- Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., expressing concern about building a soccer stadium in the Bronx for New
York City FC, which is owned by Manchester City and the baseball Yankees. (Crain's New York Business)