Ultimate Championship Fighting has an eye on bringing an event to more than just one iconic New York venue in the near future.
Karyn Bryant reported on Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight that Zuffa will attempt to hold an event at Yankee Stadium sometime in 2017. This comes after the announcement that the UFC’s first trip to New York state since 1997 will take place November 12, 2016 at the legendary arena Madison Square Garden. That show is expected to be one of the most promoted and anticipated events in the history of the promotion, so another at Yankee Stadium would likely receive the same type of hype and attention.
After a years long political battle to get MMA regulated in New York, the UFC finally emerged victorious earlier this year when the NY State Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of legalizing the sport within its borders. The bill was officially passed into law shortly afterwards when the governor of the state signed it into law.
These proceedings made the aforementioned Madison Square Garden show a reality and opened the possibility of a show at Yankee Stadium, a venue that can hold upwards of 50,000 spectators.