NY, NY, United States (NewsBahn) – New York City FC, the Major League Soccer club, will reportedly have its home games at Yankee Stadium when the team starts play in 2015.
The club’s three-year stint at the stadium will be made official with an announcement next week, according to a major newspaper.
Mark Holtzman, the Yankees’ executive director of non-baseball events, told the New York Times that preparations for soccer wouldn’t interfere with the baseball season.
“Technology has gotten to the point where I think we can turn it around pretty quickly,” Holtzman told the paper. “Baseball is clearly the No. 1 priority,” he said in the report. “We wouldn’t do anything to put anyone at any risk; there’s a major investment here in the players. At the end of the day, we look at these opportunities very carefully, and we wouldn’t get into these opportunities unless we were confident in the end result.”
MLS’ 20th team is a joint financial venture of the Yankees and Manchester City of the Premier League.