An effort by MLS to secure a site in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park failed as local groups, including the baseball Mets, opposed the idea of a soccer stadium in the area.
Melinda Katz, who is running for re-election as Queens borough president, supports building a soccer stadium over an ice hockey arena in Willets Point.
NYCFC's game against Houston Saturday in East Hartford, Connecticut, drew only 10,165 fans, its lowest crowd ever for an MLS match by a wide margin. It had to be moved to Rentschler Field from Yankee Stadium because of a conflict with a Yankees' makeup game on Monday.
Before the departure of their original owners after the 2016 season, the New York Cosmos Stadium pursued an RFP for a soccer stadium at Belmont Park. That RFP was cancelled in late 2016.