Corona, NY – November 16, 2022 – On Thursday morning, together with NYC Mayor Eric Adams, labor unions, development partners, and members of the community, Council Member Francisco Moya, who’s led years-long efforts to make the redevelopment of Willets Point a reality, announced a new soccer stadium and more affordable housing units as part the latest phase of the project.

Council Member Moya stated the following:

“I’m incredibly proud and excited to announce a project like none other seen by this city or any city in this nation. We have a unique once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a brand new neighborhood that will bring the largest 100% affordable housing project in the last 40 years, a new 650-seat elementary school, and a 100% privately financed professional stadium in New York City–right here in the most diverse place in the world, Queens. This is an investment that will support neighborhood kids’ futures, fuel our local economy, create a pipeline for local hires, and support our brothers and sisters in labor who have been the backbone of building this city. What started as a dream, when I was just a little boy playing soccer in Flushing Meadows Corona park with my family who came here from Ecuador, will now be a reality for kids from Corona, who like me were born with a love of soccer in their veins. With this new neighborhood and stadium, we are building opportunities for the kids in my district and all over New York City to not just root for their local team but to one day be able to don the jersey of their hometown club.”

Additional details on the stadium announcement can be accessed here.

PRESS CONTACT: Chantal Alba -786-973-5530 –; Member Francisco Moya represents the New York City Council’s 21st District, which encompasses East Elmhurst, LeFrak City, parts of Jackson Heights and his native Corona. He chairs the Subcommittee on COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency and sits on nine other committees: Civil Service and Labor; Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Environmental Protection; Finance; Immigration; Land Use; Parks and Recreation; Hospitals; and Zoning and Franchises. Council Member Moya also serves in the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus (BLAC). For more information, please visit Follow Council Member Moya on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.