Politicians shilling for MLS stadium in Queens


We know it’s coming. Major League Soccer wants a second team in New York. Queens seems to be the place to do so. Now, a couple local politicians are getting into the act.

In a New York Daily News op-ed, Assemblyman Francisco Moya and Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz argue for the new stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

The arguments:

1. There’s a huge population (2.3 million) to support the team
2. More specifically, the large immigrant community will go to games
3. Jobs, jobs, jobs
4. Tourism dollars
5. J-O-B-S

I’m not entirely sure I agree with a lot of the reasoning — especially the tourism part — and there are some significant obstacles to overcome (where are all the fields going to go?) but they are getting closer to this becoming a reality. As one publication says, getting some local allies is an important first step. They journey of 1,000 miles and all that jazz.

(h/t Jason Davis)