Just caught this in the local. NYCFC just purchased 17 acres in Rockland Country (west side of the Hudson, just north of Jersey) from the State (old psychiatric hospital complex) to build their permanent practice facility. Its due to open in 2018. They currently practice at SUNY Purchase in Westchester County. Soccer: Former psychiatric center site for NYCFC - Soccer - NorthJersey.com I would assume that this means that NYCFC will focus their efforts to build a permanent pitch somewhere on the north side of NYC (Manhattan or the Bronx) or even Westchester County as building a pitch out in Queens and Brooklyn would make little sense due to the travel times. Also, this will not make the Red Bulls happy. Their main practice facility is about 40 miles to the south Whippanmy NJ, just about due west of Newark and Harrsion. NYCFC will also create a formal relationship with World Class FC, a private soccer club that already owns a field complex on the grounds of the same pysc grounds. Bet World Class will switch ist color from Red to Sky Blue. Red Bulls Academy and World Class are already considered two of the best soccer academies in the area. That's going to foster a serious rivalry between the two from ages 8 and up.