NYCFC is getting the foot from Yankee Stadium for the second time this season. But this time fans will only be asked to bombard out for a MetroCard fare.
The MLS bar announced Thursday that due to the Yankees’ run to the American League Championship Series against Houston that the team’s final unchanging deteriorate home diversion of the deteriorate will be played at the Mets’ Citi Field in Queens.
NYCFC played its Sept. 23 “home” diversion against the Houston Dynamo in Hartford – some-more than 100 miles divided – after a Yankees make-up date forced the third-year bar to find a new place to play. NYCFC has shared Yankee Stadium given joining Major League Soccer as an enlargement authorization forward of the 2015 season.
NYCFC’s diversion against Columbus Crew on Sunday, Oct. 22 will sojourn at 4 p.m.
“Citi Field is an glorious ballpark which has hosted general soccer matches in the past,” NYCFC sporting executive Claudio Reyna pronounced in a press release. “From a Sporting perspective, this represents an easy transition which would concede the group to get the outcome we will be looking for.”
The bar pronounced that the additional prep work indispensable to get Yankee Stadium prepared for a probable World Series was the reason for the change in venue.
The Yankees will horde Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Tuesday next week and then a probable Game 5 on Wednesday.
If the Yankees advance, Game 1 of the World Series will be played on Tuesday, Oct. 24. A first home World Series diversion at the Stadium wouldn’t be played until Game 3 on Friday, Oct. 27 given that the remaining National League clubs all had a better unchanging deteriorate record than the Yankees.
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With all the additional resplendence and business – and confidence issues – of a probable World Series, NYCFC had no other option but to find a Plan B for the second time in the last month.
“While we are happy for the partners, the New York Yankees, we know that relocating a home diversion is a poignant plea for fans,” NYCFC boss Jon Patricof said. “We feel Citi Field will give the group the best possibility of success on the margin and yield a good sourroundings for the implausible fans.”
The Yankees own a tiny piece of the MLS franchise.
NYCFC is now in second place in the MLS’ Eastern Conference standings with two games to play. The group has already clinched a playoff spot. The group needs to say the second seed (and the playoff bye) to likely equivocate serve scheduling headaches for the postseason.
The bar announced that fans who have tickets for the Oct. 22 diversion will accept an email about ticketing options.
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