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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/28/21

The south Bronx community weighs in on a new NYCFC stadium; Cashman explains his offseason priorities; Nick Swisher joins the board of Every Kid Sports.

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The City | Claudia Irizarry Aponte: For the last six years the New York City Football Club has played their home games at Yankee Stadium, dealing with the limitations of working around the Yankees’ schedule. Negotiations between the Yankees and the city over a plan to build a new NYCFC stadium in The Bronx reached an impasse back in June, due to a dispute over parking. A new survey conducted by the 161st Street Business Improvement District, a group of south Bronx businesses, suggests support from the local community for the project is waning, as well. While the project is still a possibility, local business owners and residents share concerns that the Yankees, the soccer team owner, and housing developers will prioritize their own needs over what’s best for the south Bronx community.

Times Herald-Record | Pete Caldera: Seven different American League teams have won the AL pennant since the Yankees’ last World Series appearance in 2009, but the Bombers’ front office seems perplexed when it comes to making the team better. General manager Brian Cashman admits that the 2021 season was “his toughest,” and will identify what the team’s biggest needs are in the offseason. He’s likely to prioritize fixing production issues with the lineup and fortifying the bullpen.

EIN Presswire | Every Kid Sports: Former Yankee Nick Swisher has joined the board of Every Kid Sports (EKS), a national 501(c)3 non-profit that provides sports-related opportunities for kids. These opportunities are more accessible because they don’t contain the financial barriers that often prevent kids from participating in youth sports. Swisher will serve as a direct link between professional sports organizations and the organization.