Goals for Willets Point: Mayor Adams rolls out plans for soccer stadium and 2,500 affordable housing units in transformed Queens neighborhood

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Out with the old, in with the goals.

The vision for a redeveloped Willets Point that Mayor Eric Adams outlined Wednesday would transform the long-neglected industrial wasteland in Queens into a massive mixed-use development featuring 2,500 affordable housing units anchored by a new Major League Soccer arena.

The new 25,000-seat stadium – right across the street from Citi Field, the New York Mets’ digs – will serve as the new home of the New York City Football Club (NYCFC), and is slated to open in 2027, the mayor said. The stadium, which bears an approximately $780 million price tag, will be entirely paid for by the team.

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