MLS side New York City FC have released a preview of a rendering of how their brand new stadium in Queen’s is set to look, garnering mixed reviews from fans of the club.
New York City FC are currently 5th place in the MLS standings, having earned 15 points from their opening 11 games. The club currently play their home fixtures at the legendary Yankee Stadium, but have had plans to separate from their baseball connection for a while now.
The reasons for wanting a stadium of their own seem fairly obvious – scheduling 2 major sporting teams events alongside one another can be a logistical nightmare, especially when those teams play 2 different sports.
Hok & Turner Construction Company have been commissioned to create the new stadium for NYCFC, and it will be New York City’s very first “soccer-specific” stadium.
The club recently took to Twitter to share exciting new renderings for the proposed stadium with fans, and it has garnered mixed opinions.
An early 👀 at New York City’s planned first-ever soccer-specific stadium 🏟 #DaleNewYork
— New York City Football Club (@NYCFC) May 10, 2023
Many fans are clearly impressed with the proposed designs from Hok & Turner, with the excitement of having their own stadium to call home apparent.
Looks good 🤩 this club deserves a beautiful stadium like this
— Tim Chase (@Tim_Chase7) May 10, 2023
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 beautiful Can't wait!!!
— chris (@OVOChris94) May 11, 2023
Beautiful! Congrats @NYCFC
— Strikers (@StrikersXYZ) May 11, 2023
However, as with almost anything placed on the internet for the scrutinisation of fans, there are also many who haven’t held back voicing their disappointment about the new design.
It’s generic we don’t need another box shaped facility in the tri state . Try something different like Barclays or UBS.
— ıllıllı M̴r̴.̴D̴o̴w̴n̴t̴o̴w̴n̴e̴ ıllıllı🥃🎩 (@jonsays) May 11, 2023
We have some of the best designers & architects in the world here in NYC and this is what they come up with? 🤦♂️🤷♂️ A box that is basically a replica of other MLS Stadiums & especially Nashville but blue and a few tweaks. #NYCFC
— TGearhardt (@TGearhardt) May 11, 2023
Boring billion dollar stadium
— CorndogRnasty (@CorndogRnasty) May 11, 2023
Mixed opinions are certainly nothing new when it comes to testing the waters with fans, and Hok & Turner will no doubt be paying attention to the feedback from supporters of New York City FC.
Take a look at the proposed new stadium designs below and let us know whether you think it is something that the club will be proud of having built!