David Villa met with Council Member Francisco Moya and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and posed in front of a collection of Queens artifacts last week.
Moya is a big Barcelona fan — Camp Nou is the background photo on his Twitter page — so maybe this was just a cool moment organized for him to spend time with the former Barca star and get a photo.
But maybe it was more than that.
According to the Borough President’s office, the three discussed the future of soccer in Queens, including a “proposal to build a 10,000- to 25,000-seat soccer stadium in the Willets Point redevelopment area that would serve as home for the Queensboro Football Club, a proposed new team that would play in the United Soccer League, a second division professional league.”
Unless Villa stands to buy a chunk of the team, like Drogba did with Phoenix Rising FC, then it’s pointless to talk about a third NYC-area soccer stadium (Red Bull Arena plus a proposed Port Morris site for NYCFC) with him.
Villa does have a reported net worth of $50 million. And at the very least, any ownership group would likely want to secure a figurehead to pose for photos with lawmakers and sign autographs for people in the community district.
Where is this Katz quote from? Queensboro Football Club?
Quote is from an emailed statement from Katz’ office. I had never heard of Queensboro Football Club before
Why not do a stadium share with NYCFC??
My guess is that they will play at Belson Stadium at St. John’s