The team will host a total of 16 regular season NASL matches at MCU Park this year beginning with the home opener on April 1. Season ticket membership packages for the upcoming 2017 season at MCU Park went on sale on February 3.
“During the Cosmos’ inaugural season in 1971, the team played at Yankee Stadium,” said Cosmos chairman Rocco B. Commisso. “With our move to MCU Park in Brooklyn, we are reconnecting the club to its original New York City roots.”
Located just steps from Coney Island’s famed boardwalk, MCU Park is also home to the Brooklyn Cyclones, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the New York Mets.
“We are thrilled to showcase MCU Park as a multi-purpose venue and welcome the Cosmos, a storied franchise in American soccer history,” said Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon.
The Cosmos currently play home games at James M. Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead.
The Cosmos proposed constructing a new 25,000-seat stadium in a parking lot next to Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont onthe border between Queens and Nassau County.
Plans for the $400 million project were submitted to the Empire State Development Corporation as a response to a request for proposal. On December 9, the Empire State Development Corporation officially withdrew the RFP and rejected all four proposals, including that of the Cosmos