NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Cosmos are moving to Brooklyn after four seasons on Long Island.
The team, which relaunched in 2013 as part of the second-tier North American Soccer League, said Thursday it will play at Coney Island’s MCU Park, home of the New York Mets’ Class A Brooklyn Cyclones.READ MORE: 'I Want Justice For Him:' Father Of Sayid Muthana, Bodega Owners Call For Protection After 18-Year-Old Shot At Family Store In Brooklyn
Its home opener will be April 1, the first of 16 regular-season matches.READ MORE: Supreme Court Signals Support For Upholding Mississippi Abortion Ban
The Cosmos were bought last month by cable company magnate and former Columbia University soccer player Rocco B. Commisso. Since their relaunch, they had played at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium while they sought a new stadium next to Belmont Park.
Average home attendance declined from 6,859 in 2013 to 3,775 last year. The team has won the NASL championship in three of its four seasons.MORE NEWS: Anthony Rosa Charged In Fentanyl-Related Death Of His 22-Month-Old Son
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