NYCFC continues to progress with stadium after latest approval and renderings

  • The future home of NYCFC is getting closer after the latest approval
  • The club also released new renderings of the stadium
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New York City FC has been struggling on the pitch since last season. The Pigeons did not make the playoffs last year and already lost their first two matches in 2024. It has not been the greatest time for the team.

However, off the pitch, the club continues to strike gold with their stadium. The future home of NYCFC will not open until 2027, and there were and will continue to be logistical hurdles the club must pass. Multiple levels of the New York City government had to approve the Willets Point Project. Thankfully, the project continues to pass with flying colors.

NYCFC receives great stadium news and releases new renderings

On Wednesday, the New York City Planning Commission approved the Willets Point Project, which includes the new stadium and everything in the second phase. It was a unanimous decision that brought NYCFC closer to their future home. The next step is to obtain approval from the New York City Council.

This is great news, for it appears most of the city's government has a positive view towards the project. The economic growth that will stem from the stadium, hotel, storefronts, affordable housing, and more cannot be turned down. It is also great for the citizens of Queens, for it will make the area a place to go. Of course, for the NYCFC fans, it means the team will never have to play at multiple home stadiums again.

In addition, the club released new renderings of the stadium that surpassed the last ones that were released. NYCFC introduced The Cube, a seven-story entryway to the stadium that will be "lined with 11,000 square feet of LED screens that will be customized for gameday programming as well as art displays and other sights year-round." This will be a unique feature of the future home.

Imagine walking into the stadium surrounded by players, NYCFC colors, and phrases relating to the club. Perhaps fans can put birthday and anniversary wishes on the entryway. The Pigeons could also utilize videos of goals and fun social media posts. The ideas are endless.

The new renderings also gave more looks at what the stadium could look like. At this time, there is a plan to have a large scoreboard in one of the corners of the stadium. They also show how close supporters will be to the pitch itself. They also illuminate how close the building will be to Citi Field: right across the street.

2027 is a few years away, but the excitement of the stadium continues to grow. At least NYCFC has this to look forward to. Ideally, they will fix the issues on the pitch way before then. This season would be perfect.