Pro Soccer in Orangetown

16 acres of recreationally zoned land, in Orangetown, was recently purchased by NY Football Club, according to Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart. He told WRCR on The Morning Show, the land is located across the street from the town’s soccer complex and adjacent to the South Orangetown Little League Fields. The town had originally purchased the land over a decade ago from New York State and then sold the parcel to developer STEJ to build a commercial recreational business. While STEJ was able to develop the property installing a new sewer line, drainage and other infrastructure, a viable business never developed. New York Football Club, a franchise team of Major League Soccer, a national professional soccer league, arranged to buy the parcel from STEJ. According, to Supervisor Stewart, there are still some issues of legal status that must be worked out by the town. The plan is to build a grass soccer field and indoor facilities suitable for the professional soccer team who will train there. There will be no stadium for public viewing of games, as it is not a public venue. The facility is purely a private training facility. The benefit to the town is a clean commercial tax rateable and it puts a vacant piece of land into production. Supervisor Stewart stated, “It will bring pride and recognition to the community as host to a professional team, as well as local hotel, restaurant and related sales for visitors.” New York Football Club’s home field is Yankee Stadium.

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