Long Island successfully secures cricket stadium, leaving New York City disappointed. A contentious proposal championed by Mayor Eric Adams to construct a temporary 34,000-seat stadium in a Bronx park for the International Cricket Council has been abandoned due to strong opposition from local elected officials and some amateur cricket enthusiasts.
The original plan was to use this stadium as a venue for a portion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup scheduled for next June. Instead, the new location for the stadium will be in Eisenhower Park, situated in Nassau County on Long Island.
Long Island successfully secures cricket stadium, leaving New York City disappointed
This decision signifies a setback for Mayor Adams, who had prioritized boosting New York City’s sports economy as a central element of his economic agenda. He had actively supported the stadium project, even organizing a rally at City Hall to garner support for the proposal.
The confirmation of this news came from an official within the Adams administration and was also reflected in a preliminary news release, which The New York Times had the opportunity to review. The International Cricket Council made the official announcement on Wednesday morning.