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The governor and a new stadium

A proposed 25,000-seat soccer stadium in Queens has the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, according to the New York Times.

Pitched as the home for a new Major League Soccer team, the facility would be built on the site of an existing park.

There was no mention of whether state funding will be requested for the project.

Cooperation among several parties was seen as key to moving the proposal forward:

Lawrence S. Schwartz, an aide to Mr. Cuomo, said, “If all the parties work together and want it to happen, it can happen in 2013.”

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