New York City FC Logo

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The round emblem, the New York City FC logo, displays the uniqueness of the only club competing in the five boroughs of New York City. The original design of the monogram of the name and the color palette symbolizes the unity of the team and its close connection to the city.

New York City FC: Brand overview

Founded: May 21, 2013
Founder: City Football Group, Yankee Global Enterprises
The Bronx, New York, U.S.

New York City FC is the first and only American professional soccer club of Major League Soccer (MLS) that competes in five districts of New York City. NYCFC became the twentieth overall expansion team of the league on May 21, 2013. The team played its first game at Yankee Stadium on March 8, 2015.

MLS had an interest in placing a second team in the New York area as early as 2006, but they couldn’t find the investors. In 2012, a commissioner Don Garber contacted Ferran Soriano with this matter – Barcelona’s former vice president, now appointed Manchester City CEO.

New York City emblem

In 2013, Manchester City from Premier League of England, in association with the New York Yankees baseball team, paid the $100 million expansion fee to join the league. New York City Football Club, LLC, was also registered with the New York State Department on May 7, 2013, and got its name by its location.

City Football Group, which also owns and operates Manchester City Football Club in Premier League of England, is a principal investor in New York City FC and owns 80 percent of the club, with the remaining 20 percent belonging to Yankee Global Enterprises (the company that owns the New York Yankees).

New York City FC symbol

City Football Group is a principal investor in New York City FC and owns 80 percent of the club. It’s a holding company, which is part-owned by Chinese firms CITIC Capital and China Media Capital. The remaining 20 percent belong to Yankee Global Enterprises, which is controlled by the family and partners of a businessman George Steinbrenner.

Meaning and History

New York City FC Logo History
The team initially used a temporary placeholder image of a blue circle with “New York City FC” written within. On February 4, 2014, it was announced that the selection of an official club logo was to be forthcoming. Although March 3 was originally set as the release date for the two proposed logos, the vote was pushed back as the Yankees vetoed one of the potential emblems for infringing their trademark. The two logos, New York City FC options were revealed on March 10. For four days, more than 100,000 votes were cast, deciding the emblem that has now become the bedrock of the club’s identity. The winner was announced on March 20, 2014.

New York City FC Logo 2015-present

Debut New York City FC logo contains the elements created by two designers. Rafael Esquer from Alfalfa Studio came up with a graphic symbol: interlocked “N,” “Y,” and “C.” That stands for team unity. Matthew Wolff handled the formation of the visual identity of the club. He put interlocked letters in the center of several concentric circles of sky blue, obsidian blue, and flag orange color. The official New York flag also uses this color scheme.

What is New York City FC?

New York City FC is a professional soccer club from the United States located in New York City. It is part of the Eastern Conference, competing in MLS. The team was founded in 2013 and began playing in Major League Soccer in 2015, becoming the twentieth expansion franchise. Its primary owner is City Football Group, which holds 80% of the shares, with the remaining 20% owned by Yankee Global Enterprises.

The winning New York City FC logo is inspired by the old New York City Subway Token, created by the Transit Authority in 1953 and used for 50 years as the standard fare for a ride. The last version of the token had a cut-out pentagon in the center representing the five boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. It’s similar to what appears on the franchise’s logo. They’re on either side of the New York monogram, to reinforce the club’s connection to the entire city.

There’s a full name of NYCFC: “New York City Football Club” in dark blue on the wide sky blue circle. The location is above, and the status of a football club is below. This is written with classic typeface Gotham, a wholly American font designed by type foundry Hoefler&Co, inspired by the city’s signage.

Font and Colors

New York City FC color codes

Ruddy Blue Hex color: #6cace4
RGB: 108 172 228
CMYK: 53 25 0 11
Pantone: PMS 298 C
Maastricht Blue Hex color: #041e42
RGB: 4 30 66
CMYK: 94 55 0 74
Pantone: PMS 2768 C
Halloween Orange Hex color: #f15524
RGB: 241 85 36
CMYK: 0 66 85 5
Pantone: PMS 1655 C