Major League Baseballâ€™s New York Yankees will share Yankee Stadium with MLS expansion franchise New York City FC.
Sources have told the NY Post that NYCFC, which is part-owned by the MLB powerhouse and Premier League giant Manchester City, will play their home games at the famous home of the Yankees between 2015 and 2017.
â€śThereâ€™ll be an announcement next week. Itâ€™s true,â€ť the source said.
The Yankees have been planning for this stadium share to go ahead with the franchiseâ€™s director of program development, Mark Holtzman, recently saying there was a strategy in place.
â€śI know there are deadlines, but thereâ€™s lots of enthusiasm,â€ť he said.
â€śI donâ€™t think we wouldâ€™ve gotten into this relationship [if we werenâ€™t prepared]. The Yankees do nothing unless itâ€™s thought out and planned out. We realized what we were getting into. And once again, we pride ourselves [on diversity] since this new stadiumâ€™s been built.â€ť
NYCFC enter MLS next season and will play their home fixtures at Yankee Stadium until the 2017 season when they play to move into their own home.
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