Bronx BP Says Borough, Pro Soccer A Perfect Match

Published on June 15, 2013, 7:11 am
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Bronx is making a pitch, for a pitch.

Borough President Ruben Diaz Junior says he wants the city’s new Major League Soccer franchise to set up shop in Bronx.

In a letter to the league, Diaz promote the borough as the ideal location, saying it would bring an economic boost to an area filled with soccer fans.

“The level of interest is there. We could create jobs here, we can continue to rebrand our borough, we’re doing it with the tennis center, we’re doing it with golf courses, we’re doing it with the Kingsbridge Armory and ice sports. We certainly have the Yankees here so why not bring a soccer field and a soccer sports team,” Diaz Jr. said.

It is unclear where exactly Diaz thinks the team should play.

The mayor has been pushing for a new stadium at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens.

In a statement, the league says the ultimate decision is up to the club.


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