Architect and contractor chosen for New York City’s first soccer-specific stadium
By Andy Brown17 April 2023
The general contractor and architect have been selected to design and build New York City’s first-ever soccer-specific stadium.
New York City Football Club (NYCFC) has selected HOK as the architect and Turner Construction Company as the general contractor to design and build the 25,000-seat stadium that will become a community resource.
NYCFC says that it is working with Queens Development Group (QDG) to bring forward a once-in-a-generation project for Willets Point that will include 2,500 units of 100% affordable housing, a 650-seat new public school, a hotel, open space, and NYCFC’s fully privately financed stadium.
Following the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) approval process, construction on the US$780 million project aims to be completed for the Club to play in its new stadium for the 2027 MLS Season.
Brad Sims, NYCFC CEO, said, “It is clear that HOK and Turner are the right partners to bring our vision of a world-class stadium that is integrated into the local community. Soccer is known around the globe for its incredible in-stadium atmospheres, and we are committed to delivering a best-in-class experience for our fans in a stadium that reflects the greatest city in the world.”
Turner has worked on many of the top sports venues in the world, including TQL Stadium, SoFi Stadium, Lower.com Field, the Golden 1 Center, Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Levi’s Stadium, and the Intuit Dome.
NYCFC will work to finalize the stadium design to align with entering the ULURP approval process later this year. The stadium and development are projected to generate more than 14,200 local jobs during construction, with 1,550 permanent positions created upon completion.