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Will Two Queens Soccer Stadiums Get Kicked to the Curb?

MLS headed to the Bronx (photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Plans to bring two pro sports stadiums and a 1 million square foot shopping mall to Queens are getting it in the ear from local community groups and politicians.

The two stadiums, which if realized will be built in separate locations near Flushing Meadows Corona Park, are being planned without considering the great impacts of foot and car traffic both developments will bring to an already congested part of Queens, critics of the developments tell The Wall Street Journal.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plans include an 8,000-seat U.S. Tennis Association stadium and a 25,000-seat Major League Soccer Stadium. The new shopping mall could be located in Willets Point, directly across from Citi Field. Read More