So Long, Soccer!

The long debate and hand-wringing over where a new Major League Soccer franchise will play seems to be over.

MLS officials announced earlier this week that the New York City Football Club will play three seasons worth of games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, not in a new stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

While this is great news for park advocates concerned with losing space in Queens, we can’t help but think this plan seems familiar.

That’s probably because outspoken former City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. suggested a similar plan, having the team play games at Citi Field. The idea was nixed early on as a logistical nightmare by MLS spokespeople.

Here at QConf, we find it amazing what months of failed negotiations can do…