New York: Cosmos Stadium up for consultation

source: bigapplesoccer.com

New York: Cosmos Stadium up for consultation Long overdue but still optimistic, the NY Cosmos will answer questions by citizens on their proposed new stadium in Belmont Park. The 25,000-capacity venue is currently on hold.

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Nearby high school will host a public meeting on May 7 concerning the New York Cosmos new stadium and commercial scheme in Belmont Park, Elmont.

Cosmos officials are scheduled to answer questions from the public, according to the Monday editions of Newsday, which also reported that real estate agents will talk about the proposal's effect on property values.

The Cosmos announced their plans in January 2013 with hopes of hearing good news by the end of that year. Since then the project was subject to various debates and speculations, but some locals didn’t feel included or fully informed.

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Besides the privately funded stadium, the Cosmos' Elmont Town Crossings” project also included a 60,000-square foot area that would feature nine restaurants, some 250,000-square feet of retail space, a 175-room hotel, a community center, a 4.3 acre public park, soccer fields for the community and an overpass over the Cross Island Parkway that would connect the hotel and restaurants to the stadium.

While Belmont is still their top priority, club Chief Operating Officer Stover and the Cosmos have said they have some possible backup plans, which include potential stadiums sites in Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester and northern New Jersey.

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