NY Soccer Stadium Faces Hurdles Despite Prominent Backers

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT) -- Major League Soccer's plans to build a new $300 million, 25,000-seat soccer-only stadium in Queens got a boost from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week, but legal experts say a slew of obstacles remain before soccer fans can expect to visit a new venue.

Local politicians have been touting the proposed deal publicly, and while a rumor floating around the New York real estate press says construction could start as early as next year, land use and development attorneys with stadium experience say...
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