Monday, November 12, 2012
Survey by Major League Soccer shows support for stadium
From the Daily News:
Queens residents are overwhelmingly in favor of a soccer stadium in the borough, according to a survey commissioned by Major League Soccer.
The report, given exclusively to the Daily News, is the league’s latest attempt to demonstrate local support for the stadium, which has taken a beating from the community for proposing the facility on 13 acres of public park land.
The study claims 71% of the 650 Queens registered voters surveyed last month support the MLS stadium. Two-thirds are also behind plans to build the stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, according to the report conducted by the Global Strategy Group.
Of course, the Daily News fails to mention that Global Strategy Group is not a reputable polling firm, but a "public affairs, communications and research firm" according to their own website. In other words, lobbyists.
Remember the Cosmos? Remember Downing Stadium? Put your hideous-looking stadium on Randall's Island and leave Flushing Meadows alone.