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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BP Adams wants a Soccer Stadium in Coney!

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – If Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams had his way, the New York Cosmos would be calling Coney Island their home.

Speaking to Empire of Soccer at a press conference promoting this Saturday’s Cosmos encounter in Coney Island’s MCU Park, Adams made no bones about his desire to lure the NASL side to his borough.

“I would love to have a team here in Brooklyn,” Adams said. “Soccer has grown over the years. Some of the experiments decades ago may have failed because we didn’t have the population. We were smart this time, starting children playing at an early age and they have grown up playing soccer.

“Soccer is no longer a strange sport only played in foreign lands.  It has a domestic appeal.”

In fact, Adams thinks the Cosmos would be a perfect fixture for the very place they will visit this weekend — Coney Island.

“There are still parcels of land we can build out in the Coney Island area that can hold a soccer team,” he explained. “We are looking to make Coney Island a year long destination and this can be a great start to that.”

Adams says there have been “many discussions” about bringing the team to Brooklyn.  “This [Saturday’s match] can be a great way to take it to the next level,” he said.

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