NYCFC to play 2020 home matches at Red Bull Arena

New York City FCWith Yankee Stadium unavailable for use because of COVID-19 issues, the 2020 NYCFC home schedule calls for home matches–for the time being–at Red Bull Arena, home of New York Red Bulls.

Yankee Stadium is unavailable due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols that prevent other events in MLB ballparks during the baseball season. The 2020 NYCFC home schedule, for now, calls for Phase 1 and Phase 2 games at Red Bull Arena. NYCFC is the only MLS team to share a facility with a Major League Baseball team.

NYCFC will have the option to move any home games scheduled after the conclusion of the Yankees’ season to Yankee Stadium. Fans will not be permitted to attend any Phase 1 games at Red Bull Arena. The schedule for Phase 2 of the 2020 regular season will be announced by MLS in the coming weeks.  

“We conducted a thorough review of potential venues with our first choice always being to play home games within the Five Boroughs; however, due to league COVID-19 protocols, Red Bull Arena was the best choice for us at this time. We look forward to returning to our home at Yankee Stadium when we are able to,” said NYCFC CEO Brad Sims. “These are going to be very important games for us. We remain as ambitious as ever and our goal continues to be to win trophies. We are really excited that our first match back will be a Hudson River Derby game taking place in less than two weeks and it will be an exciting way to resume our chase for the 2020 MLS Cup. We are going to miss our incredible supporters being in attendance, but we will do everything we can to ensure our fans still feel close to the club during a time when their support means more than ever.”

The NYCFC Phase 1 schedule runs through September 12 with a home match against FC Cincinnati.

Photo courtesy New York Red Bulls.

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