Brooklyn Football Club celebrates ribbon-cutting at Maimonides Park

Stakeholders say it's a project three years in the making, bringing both a professional men and women's league to the borough.

Faith Graham and

News 12 Staff

Apr 10, 2024, 5:06 PM

Updated 49 days ago

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The Brooklyn Football Club celebrated a ribbon-cutting this morning at Maimonides Park.
The club is the borough's first and only professional soccer club. Stakeholders say it's a project three years in the making, bringing both a professional men and women's league to the borough.
The club will also offer youth academies, allowing them to provide opportunities to local children.
The operation is 12 months a year, which means a constant influx of new people visiting Coney Island.
The club says one of its main goals is to form a strong partnership with the community.
"To us, this is really a project where we need to join hands. We need to join hands with the community, we need to join hands with the people who identify with Brooklyn. Small business, large business, hospital, schools, and we need to do this together," said Matt Rizzetta, the CEO of North Sixth Group, which is backing the club.
The women's league starts competing this August, while the men's league starts next year.


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