After weeks of speculation, The Cosmos announced their new home at MCU Park in Brooklyn. The Cosmos will play their 16 home NASL matches at the Brooklyn stadium. The Cosmos previously played in Brooklyn during their 2015 Championship playoff.
In the club’s official press release Rocco Commisso commented on the club’s new stadium:
The Cyclones will have some company at MCU Park as the @NYCosmos have announced they are moving to Coney Island. https://t.co/Mn82QlYqiI pic.twitter.com/ZOsAOjZ9tK— Brooklyn Cyclones (@BKCyclones) February 2, 2017
The Cosmos will share MCU with its current inhabitants, New York Mets affiliate Brooklyn Cyclones. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said the following about the move
New York City Major Bill DeBlasio also weighed in on the Cosmos moving to the five buroughs:
Moving to Brooklyn seems to be a great move for the Cosmos. The location of MCU in the five boroughs will definitely help attract fans to the stands. Public transit to MCU is much easier than getting to Shuart. In addition, MCU is right by Coney Island, one of New York’s biggest attractions. Just like the Nets a few years ago, I can definitely see Brooklyn embracing their newest soccer club. Are you excited for Brooklyn? Let us know in the comments Cosmos Country!