The rails also contain cup holders. Ticket prices at Red Bull Arena can vary, but typically, the price to go to an event there costs $49. The Red Bulls intentionally chose galvanized-metal for the upper bowl so fans could create more noise by stamping their feet. In the sports world, the venue plays host to the New York Red Bulls. [20], A tension-fabric curved exterior shell of PTFE fiberglass wraps around the entire two-tiered stadium, creating the distinguishing roof feature of Red Bull Arena. [52] The settlement was approved by the Harrison Town Council and mayor on March 16, 2016.

He had served as GM of Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego since 2005.

[81], The USA faced Ireland on June 10, 2017. The stadium scored highest for ticket purchase, security and ushers, seating area and game experience, food and beverage and game arrival. With top-notch games night in and night out, this arena is one of the best places to see live sports. The Red Bull Arena was oficially opened on 24th July with a friendly against Bundesliga side FC Schalke 04, with 21,566 people in attendance as RBL were narrowly beaten 2-1. [40] The arena was reported by The New York Times to be 55% complete on March 27, 2009. [24][25], The seats of Red Bull Arena are of the tip-up variety without arm rests (except for a few sections near the player benches which feature small arm rests and cup holders) similar to those of European soccer stadiums with the first row of seating approximately 21 feet (6.4 m) from the touchlines. Sections 133, 101 & 102 collectively make up the 1,500 seat home supporters section known as the "South Ward". Featuring a partial transparent roof, it is located on the waterfront in the Riverbend District of Harrison across the Passaic River from Newark and approximately 7 miles (12 km) west of Lower Manhattan. [64] The 2012 Big East Men's Soccer Tournament was also held at Red Bull Arena. Red Bull Arena is a soccer-specific stadium in Harrison, New Jersey that is home to the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer and Sky Blue FC of the National Women's Soccer League. The lease agreement will be in place through 2038, with team options through 2058. [48][49] This decision was upheld by an appellate court in May 2014. Red Bull Arena scored highest for overall satisfaction, security and ushers, seating area and game experience, ticket purchase, food and beverage, and leaving the game. [67][68][69][70], On October 23, 2016, Red Bull Arena hosted the 2016 United Soccer League Final with New York Red Bulls II beating the Swope Park Rangers 5–1 winning their first United Soccer League Championship. [80] [29], Ahead of the 2020 season, the Red Bulls converted the "South Ward" into a safe standing section with a rail seating system, similar to the system in place at Banc of California Stadium. It marked the first time the international youth soccer tournament was held in the United States in its 18-year history.[75][76].

On November 13, 2011, Red Bull Arena hosted the semifinals and championship match of the 2011 Big East Conference Men's Soccer Tournament, a college soccer tournament. On September 1, 2017, Red Bull Arena hosted its first ever World Cup Qualifier Match between the United States and Costa Rica as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Fifth Round. A.S. Roma defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3–2 in front of a sold-out crowd of 26,192. Red Bull Arena is a soccer-specific stadium in Harrison, New Jersey that is home to the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer and Sky Blue FC of the National Women's Soccer League. The game was televised live across the US on NBCSN. Fortunately for those in the Harrison area, this is some of the best MLS action available anywhere.
Joel Lindpere became the first player to score a goal at Red Bull Arena. [59], In addition, Red Bull Arena hosted the 2011 MLS All-Star Game on July 27 versus Manchester United. [17], In addition to purchasing the team, Red Bull bought out AEG's $100 million share of the stadium, an after-effect of lasting disagreements between the two corporations regarding their plans for the facility.

The timing and location were selected to coincide with St. Patrick's Day festivities in an area were there is a large Irish influence. [109] A complementary New York Red Bulls shuttle bus service is available on game days from nearby Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit's Newark Broad Street Station to transport fans to and from Red Bull Arena. Red Bull Arena gained a new tenant with the November 18, 2019 joint announcement by the Red Bulls and Sky Blue FC that the stadium would host the latter team for its home games in the National Women's Soccer League in 2020. [60], On October 8, 2011, Red Bull Arena hosted its first New Jersey high school soccer game when the Harrison Blue Tide hosted the Kearny Kardinals in both boys' and girls' soccer matches.[61][62][63]. [8] Featuring a partial transparent roof, it is located on the waterfront in the Riverbend District of Harrison[9] across the Passaic River from Newark and approximately 7 miles (12 km) west of Lower Manhattan. [8][56], The first official match, the MLS season opener against the Chicago Fire, took place March 27, 2010 with the Red Bulls winning 1–0 in front of a sold-out crowd. On July 28, 2012, Red Bull Arena hosted the Trophée des champions, a soccer game between the champions of Ligue 1 and the winners of the Coupe de France: Montpellier HSC vs Olympique Lyonnais. On June 20, 2013, the United States women's national soccer team played an international friendly against the South Korea women's national football team. Red Bull Arena is arguably the best stadium to watch soccer in the U.S. Lyon won on penalties after the match ended 2–2. The Red Bull Arena is known for hosting the New York Red Bulls but other events have taken place here as well. It was in the Red Bull Arena that United States forward Abby Wambach scored four goals, beating Mia Hamm's record for most international goals scored ever, male or female. Red Bull Arena is a soccer-specific stadium in Harrison, New Jersey that is the home of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. [37] On February 20, 2008, a CAN$28–$30 million contract was announced with Structal-Heavy Steel Construction to assist in the fabrication and construction of steel components.
[34], In 2017, the Red Bulls opened MLS's first permanent sensory room for individuals and families affected by autism. [97][98][99], Also in August 2016, Red Bull Arena and the Red Bull Training Facility were awarded the Sports Turf Managers Association's (STMA) Certification for Environmentally Responsible Management. [20][21] The low and enclosed roof design is known for providing superior acoustics by holding, amplifying and reflecting crowd noise back onto the field. On October 11, 2011 Red Bull Arena hosted its first United States men's national soccer team match, as the US squad lost 1–0 to the Ecuador national football team in an international friendly. On January 11, 2008, Erik Stover was announced as the new general manager of Red Bull Arena during construction and then on after. [65], The New York Red Bulls II of the United Soccer League had played their home games at Red Bull Arena from 2015 to 2016 as the team will move to Montclair State University's MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field starting in the 2017 Season.

[18][19], The updated design was completed by Rossetti architects from Detroit and was built by New Jersey-based Hunter Roberts Construction Group, LLC. The stadium's unique roofing system was engineered, fabricated, and installed by the projects specialty roofing contractor Birdair of Amherst, New York, a suburb of Buffalo.

Established in 2015, the club's 20th season in Major League Soccer, the ring honors the 20 best players in the first 20 seasons of the club as voted on by fans.

Red Bull Arena is the third soccer-specific stadium in North America to have a safe standing with rail seating system. [100][101] The training facility is the first facility to earn the 80% or higher ratings on the 10-part written assessment.

This website is independently managed, independently owned, and not affiliated with any venue or production company. At the end of the lease term, ownership of the stadium will revert to the town. This system allows supporters to watch matches while standing but also contain unlock-able individual fold-down seats to convert the section to standard seating for international matches and other events. The nearby Jackson Street Bridge crosses the Passaic River to the Ironbound neighborhood in Newark and is a popular pedestrian route to and from the stadium. New York Red Bulls II became the first Major League Soccer-owned team to win the United Soccer League title.[71].

See the full Red Bull Arena schedule above. The security staff was particularly recognized for its security plan for the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference Final during a heightened state of security worldwide following the November 2015 Paris attacks. [45], In 2010, the Red Bulls refused to pay a $1.4 million property tax levy to the town of Harrison, claiming that the stadium was exempt from paying taxes. A settlement was proposed in which the Hudson County Improvement Authority would take over ownership of the land and stadium and enter into a lease agreement with the team, using the lease payments to give Harrison an annual PILOT (Payment In Lieu of Taxes) tied to the Consumer Price Index. See the full, NCAA Division II Mens Basketball Championship.

Red Bull Arena is a soccer-specific stadium in Harrison, New Jersey that is the home of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.

New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls, Pittsburgh Riverhounds at New York Red Bulls II. The first was on October 17, 2014 and the second was on October 16, 2015. Their differences prompted a significant delay in the early stages of the stadium's construction. Three regular season matches were held on June 8 and June 9, 2019 and drew a total 10,773 fans.