It looks like 27,545 seats aren’t enough for New York City FC fans, as the team will open the upper (300) section of Yankee Stadium for June 28’s match against the New York Red Bulls.
The team had limited Yankee Stadium seating to the lower sections for all home games save the season opener, which drew more than 43,500 fans. With demand for tickets approaching a sellout — a natural, given that FC/Red Bulls should be a notable rivalry — the team is opening an upper section of the stadium.
“The atmosphere at our home games has been fantastic all season,” said New York City FC President Tom Glick. “When we were looking at this game on June 28th being on the verge of selling out this far in advance, we made the decision to open up more seats to accommodate the demand. We are pleased with the momentum we have had in tickets sales and that so many New Yorkers continue to get behind our Club in our inaugural season.”
Despite playing in a baseball stadium, New York FC is doing well at the gate, with over 16,000 Founding Members purchasing season tickets and an average attendance of almost 28,000 over the first five games.
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