Before the newest football club in NY build themselves a private stadium, the club will play at Yankee Stadium for three years.
New York City FC will be the latest expansion team of MLS in 2015, but not with a purpose-built stadium by 2018. The club will play its first three seasons at Yankee Stadium.
While still unconfirmed by the side's official channels, this comes as no surprise. NY City FC is owned partly by the Yankees (and partly by Manchester City FC). The new MLS addition is also hopeful of building their permanent home nearby, just south of the Yankee Stadium. There has been little official progress on the project since August last year, though.
It's understood to present a challenge hosting both baseball and football in regular season, but it surely can be done. A Yankees executive emphasized to reporters earlier this year that a potential shared space was not a concern, saying the Yankees “realized what we were getting into” when they went into their M.L.S. partnership with Manchester City.
Yankee Stadium was built in 2009 with an immense price tag of $1.5 billion. The stadium already held non-baseball events, including an exhibition game by Manchester City.
With baseball field only:
With a football pitch: