Major League Soccer (MLS) will be unveiling its long-anticipated plan for a soccer-specific stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located in the New York City borough of Queens. Billed as a “town hall” meeting, it’s being organized and promoted by MLS to Queens, an advocacy group funded by the league to help garner community support for the plan.
The event is scheduled for Dec. 4, 2012, just four days away. Rumors of the event have been swirling about the New York City soccer community for weeks now, but MLS to Queens has offered few details until today, when it sent the image above in an email blast to its database. As you can see, there’s still not a lot of detail.
It’s believed that MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be there, but a list of attendees and the exact agenda were not provided. Many fans are hoping this event will signal an end to the league’s “we want your support but we aren’t going to tell you a damn thing about what we’re doing” attitude.
The meeting will be held at the Queens Theatre, which is also located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The doors open at 6:30 PM and the festivities kickoff at 7:00 PM. According to a Bloomberg News story, the league will be presenting its plan to the Queens borough president, city council, and other community leaders the day before the public event.
For those wondering why the league is looking to build a soccer stadium in New York City, you might want to read this article. And for those wondering why it should be built in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park, you might want to read this article.