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Brooklyn Cyclones' season end gives way to new developmental football league coming to MCU Park
“We really hope it will help us through the winter,” said Rushana
Shlemin, 29, who manages Grimaldi’s Coney Island pizzeria, located near
The only other major attraction for the area in the winter is the Polar Bear Club ocean swim on Jan. 1, she added.
League officials also hope the games attract visitors to the People’s
Playground during a time when street traffic is almost nonexistent.
“It’s going to generate a very positive economic impact for that Brooklyn area,” FXFL commissioner Brian Woods said.
The other two home games are set for Friday nights on Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 as to not interfere with the NFL or college football.
The league includes three other cities: Boston, Miami and Omaha. The
teams are currently being put together largely from the pool of 400 to
500 NFL players who were just cut.