New York Cosmos Stadium
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|File:New York Cosmos Stadium Concept Art.jpg|
|Location||Elmont, New York|
|Operator||New York Cosmos|
|Architect||Populous / Spector Group|
|Structural engineer||Cameron Engineering|
|General contractor||Turner Construction Company / McKissack & McKissack|
|New York Cosmos (NASL)|
The New York Cosmos Stadium is a proposed 25,000-seat soccer-specific stadium and multipurpose facility. It is to be located in the New York metropolitan area on the Queens and Nassau County border. Plans were submitted to New York's Empire State Development Corporation. Upon completion, it would be the home stadium of the New York Cosmos.
The stadium is part of a privately financed $400 million entertainment complex known as Elmont Town Crossings which is designed to be built within Belmont Park. Along with the stadium, the project would include a Cosmos museum, retail, restaurants, a hotel, a pedestrian bridge over Hempstead Turnpike, better road access along the Hempstead Turnpike and Cross Island Parkway, improvements to the LIRR Belmont Park station, new parking space, a new 4.3-acre park, a youth soccer field, and remodeled soccer fields nearby. Team officials said the project would create 500 construction jobs and 3,000 permanent, full-time jobs.
A team of architects, engineers, and contractors are assembled for the stadium and project including Populous, the Spector Group, Cameron Engineering, Turner Construction Company, and McKissack & McKissack.
As the stadium plan is evaluated, the New York Cosmos continue to play at James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University. In 2013, the team opened a new practice facility at the Mitchel Athletic Complex. The new stadium was originally aimed to be completed in 2015 and opened by 2016, but the plan has been delayed by at least one year.
In 2012, the New York Empire State Development Corporation issued a request for proposals (RFP) to develop an area of underutilized land at Belmont Park. In January 2013, the New York Cosmos delivered a response with the above plan.
In November 2015, the ESDC asked all bidders to revise and re-submit their propsals. The Cosmos revised their plan to remove one parcel of land.
The project is one of four competing proposals currently awaiting a determination from the Empire State Development Corporation.
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