Anybody who has tried to buy a property in New York will understand just how difficult it is to find the perfect sport in this fast moving real estate market. New York City FC are dicovering just how difficult this can be as they look for a permanent home somewhere within the boundaries of New York City, the New York Times reports. After looking into more than a dozen different sites throughout the city the owners of the newly formed MLS franchise are now looking at a site on Manhattan Island currently used as the sports complex of Columbia University.
From what Christian Broda (linkedin.com) has read, the current solution found by New York City FC is to share Yankee Stadium, who own a share of the club alongside the owners of Manchester City FC in the UK. After exploring opportunities to use sites around the Queens and Bronx areas of New York the club appear to have settled on a ground share with the Columbia football team on ground currently owned byt he University at the very tip of Manhattan Island. MLS officials have pushed for the franchise to be located within New York City itself as the New York Red Bulls are located outside the confines of the city.