New York City F.C. Considers Building Stadium at Columbia Complex

Over the past four years, New York City’s $100 million professional soccer club has bounced from a pier on the Hudson River to a public park in Queens to a factory site in the South Bronx in its relentless search for a permanent home.

This being New York, where the real estate market is especially frenetic, team officials for New York City F.C. have looked into two dozen locations. But the latest spot is right back where the club started in 2011: Manhattan.

New York City F. C., owned jointly by royalty from the United Arab Emirates and the Yankees, is considering a move to Columbia University’s Baker Athletics Complex, at the northern tip of Manhattan. N.Y.C.F.C. is playing its inaugural season at Yankee Stadium — an imperfect solution for both teams that will continue until a new stadium is built.

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