New York City will welcome their first Major League Soccer franchise, the New York City Football Club, at the start of the 2015 season. Speculation surrounding where the team will play is mounting. Will NYC FC make Yankee Stadium their new home, or will a new stadium be built for the team in Queens?
Villanova University’s Rick Eckstein, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and an experienced media commentator on the complex issues surrounding the construction of publicly financed sports stadiums and the relationships to the communities in which they are built. He has been quoted numerous times on the subject by leading media outlets including Newsday and The New York Times, and has spoken about stadium public policy in radio and television interviews. Dr. Eckstein has also published research and given conference presentations on issues of inequality in the workplace.
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