Award: New York City Football Club stadium
Value: $780 million
Location: Queens, New York
Client: New York City Football Club, Queens Development Group
New York City Football Club has picked hometown favorite Turner Construction to build its new $780 million stadium, a venue the team says will be the first soccer-specific arena in the city.
The 25,000-seat stadium on Willets Point between LaGuardia Airport and Flushing in Queens will be the anchor for a larger undertaking by Queens Development Group, a joint venture between New York-based Related Companies and Great Neck, New York-based Sterling Equities, according to a news release. The project will include 2,500 units of affordable housing, a new public school for 650 children, a hotel and open spaces.
New York City FC tapped HOK to design the stadium, with a goal for completion in time for the 2027 Major League Soccer season.
Before that can happen, though, the project needs approval under New York’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and a final nod from the city’s Public Design Commission. NYCFC said the review process will begin later this year.
New York-based Turner and St. Louis-based HOK have completed more than 400 projects together, according to the release.
“Turner is recognized as a leading builder of stadiums, arenas and ballparks,” Sims said in the release.
Turner, which is the largest general contractor in the U.S. by revenue, also worked on the $5.5 billion SoFi Stadium and the $2 billion Intuit Dome, both in Los Angeles, as well as the $930 million Levi’s Stadium near San Francisco.
Stakeholders expect the new soccer stadium and development to generate more than 14,200 local jobs during construction, with 1,550 permanent positions created upon completion, according to the release.