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The demand for soccer fields in College Point has been growing in recent years, but there aren’t enough to accommodate the players, City Councilmember Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) said last week.
So, he secured $4 million in funding to transform an unused baseball diamond at College Point Fields into a brand-new soccer field.
Queensborough Community College scored three second-half goals to defeat Bronx Community College, 3-0 and win the 2021 CUNY Athletic Conference Community College Men’s Soccer Championship, played on Monday evening at the Metropolitan Oval in Maspeth.
It was the first championship event hosted by the CUNY Athletic Conference in nearly 20 months.
The United Soccer League is coming to the borough as Queensboro FC will play at a new stadium at York College, that will seat around 7,500 fans, according to reports. The club will also play select home matches at Citi Field.
An investment group including Spain World Cup winner David Villa was granted the franchise.
Reconvening Tuesday night for the first time since its summer break, Community Board 4 unanimously voted in favor of a plan to bring a synthetic soccer pitch to PS 19 as part of the NYC Soccer Initiative to bring 50 such fields to underserved neighborhoods across the city within the next five years.
Mayor de Blasio launched the initiative this past summer in partnership with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the New York City Football Club and Adidas.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in her State of the Borough address Friday proposed the placement of a soccer and hockey arena at Willet…