The City of Yonkers broke ground on a new soccer and lacrosse field at North Broadway and Odell Avenue. This park, overlooking the Hudson River, will be the third regulation-sized soccer field in the city.
Mayor Mike Spano was present at the groundbreaking ceremony along with other city officials from the parks department, engineering, and the board of education. Calling back to his slogan from the State of the City address, the mayor says that the city has reimagined this land.
The City is taking a parcel that’s laid dormant for decades, reimagining and repurposing it for more open, green space for our community to enjoy. This ideal location will be accessible for northwest Yonkers and provide for the growing demand for more soccer and recreational fields.
The lot was previously owned by Iona College. Its intended use was to be a parking lot for the Elizabeth Seton campus. However, the project stalled, and the City of Yonkers took ownership.
With its regulation size, lighting, and picturesque views, it is sure to be a popular destination for local schools and clubs. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2024.