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Leaked images of proposed Manhattan football stadium are amazing, but will it ever happen?

I want to go there.

NEW YORK CITY FC is still looking for a stadium to call home when they begin play in 2015 and renderings have leaked on Reddit that show one proposal for the west side of Manhattan (via

Negotiations to build a stadium in Queens for the MLS expansion franchise recently fell apart. Now the team that is owned by the New York Yankees and Manchester City FC is exploring new sites “all over the city.”

That has some hoping that Pier 40 on the west side of Manhattan is once again a possibility. MLS originally considered the Pier 40 site before focusing on Queens, and MLS has confirmed that the leaked renderings are real.

It will probably never happen. But it is fun to imagine what professional soccer in Manhattan might look like.

The proposal shows a partially covered stadium

And here is the stunning view of what the stadium would look like from the inside looking south towards the World Trade Centre

The site would still have what appears to be youth soccer fields, but that means the pier would need to be enlarged by a considerable amount

Here is where Pier 40 is located

And here is an aerial view of Pier 40 as it looks now

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