New York City FC announced Wednesday it has already sold 10,000 season tickets for its inaugural MLS season.
NYCFC will join the MLS in 2015 as an expansion club along with Orlando City SC. The team will play its games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, which will shrink its seating capacity to 33,444 for MLS games.
"It demonstrates what we have always known; New Yorkers have a passion for soccer," NYCFC chief business officer Tim Pernetti said, according to the New York Daily News.
NYCFC has already signed Spain's David Villa and England's Frank Lampard, who are both on loan until next year's MLS season. The head coach is former U.S. men's national team member Jason Kreis.
The team will pick second in an expansion draft to be held on Dec. 8. They also have one Designated Player spot still available.
- Molly Geary