NYCFC is getting the boot from Yankee Stadium for the second time this season. However this time followers will solely be requested to shell out for a MetroCard fare.
The MLS membership introduced Thursday that because of the Yankees’ run to the American League Championship Collection towards Houston that the staff’s ultimate common season house recreation of the season will probably be performed on the Mets’ Citi Subject in Queens.
NYCFC performed its Sept. 23 “residence” recreation towards the Houston Dynamo in Hartford – greater than one hundred miles away – after a Yankees make-up date pressured the third-yr membership to discover a new place to play. NYCFC has shared Yankee Stadium since becoming a member of Main League Soccer as an enlargement franchise forward of the 2015 season.
NYCFC’s recreation towards Columbus Crew on Sunday, Oct. 22 will stay at four p.m.
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“Citi Subject is a wonderful ballpark which has hosted worldwide soccer matches up to now,” NYCFC sporting director Claudio Reyna stated in a press launch. “From a Sporting perspective, this represents a simple transition which might permit our staff to get the end result we shall be in search of.”
The membership stated that the extra prep work wanted to get Yankee Stadium prepared for a attainable World Collection was the rationale for the shift in venue.
The Yankees will host Video games three and four on Monday and Tuesday subsequent week after which a attainable Recreation 5 on Wednesday.
If the Yankees advance, Recreation 1 of the World Collection can be performed on Tuesday, Oct. 24. A primary house World Collection recreation on the Stadium would not be performed till Recreation three on Friday, Oct. 27 provided that the remaining Nationwide League golf equipment all had a greater common season report than the Yankees.
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With all the extra pomp and circumstance – plus safety points – of a attainable World Collection, NYCFC had no different choice however to discover a Plan B for the second time within the final month.
“Whereas we’re completely satisfied for our companions, the New York Yankees, we perceive that relocating a house recreation is a big problem for followers,” NYCFC president Jon Patricof stated. “We really feel Citi Area will give our group the perfect probability of success on the sector and supply an excellent surroundings for our unimaginable followers.”
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