By - Coltons13
Why not LA? NYCFC's spiritual home, where they opened their season. Make those east coast teams fly across the country and deal with a time difference. Be ready for the invariable MLS Cup final against a West Coast team.
How about Portland! They are used to winning in that stadium for the playoffs
I’m rooting an NYCFC - RBNY matchup just to
see what alternative venue is used
We're all going back to Hartford for the weekend, I guess
Can we do Audi Field so DC United fans can root for us against RB?
Probably the UConn football stadium? But if they have a game I’d say Dillion Stadium for Hartford Athletic?
I hear Boston is an option as well
*monkey paw curls*
Send em to Syracuse. Play a true neutral game in the old Carrier Dome (considering I have no idea what they just renamed it to)
Randalls Island /s
No, it’d likely be one in CT. Belson holds 10k max I think.
Unfortunate all those memes about us constantly playing in CT might become real
I know people will knock this for how small it would be, but imagine how intimate and loud the atmosphere could end up being.
The Belson games are dope for the USOC
Definitely were for the Cosmos too
Soccer Bowl 2016 and the Open Cup game against the Revolution are among my favorite NY soccer memories
Belson is nowhere near large enough for a playoff game
Gillette will be empty
alright, Imma need permutations for this
It will be Allianz because that will be available.
I mean, Centene Stadium might be available…just doesn’t have any power 😜
At least it’s not LA?
RBNY entered the Western Conference playoffs a few times, you should try it too
2008 Western Conference Champions Baby!
That photo of mendes lifting that trophy from Michael's lives in my head rent free
This broke my brain. How?
That year it was top 3 per conference, and 2 overall wild cards. Red Bulls we're 2nd wild card, beating out #4 in the West Colorado by a point. It was a total of 5 Eastern teams and 3 Western teams. Since Red Bulls were the last team in, they got flipped to the West in the bracket, and won all their matchups on that side.
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I don’t like this
If we played a home playoff game against the Red Bulls in RBA I think it would rip the space time fabric
>If we played a home playoff game "AND WON"
Rent is due.
Note that rent cannot be converted in GAM or TAM.
Apparently it only costs $10 to rent!
Oh how the turntables…
In all seriousness, this is a horrible situation and basically negates any real home field advantage for NYCFC.
If we give tickets away the atmosphere should be good. Our players vibe off our fans. And our fans vibe off our players. Getting people through the door will be what carrries us
Unless the team hosts the Red Bulls:
>In the event that NYCFC hosts the Red Bulls in the first round, an alternative venue will be used for the match.
Future rounds TBD:
>If NYCFC hosts playoff games in subsequent rounds, the Club’s venue priority will continue to be Yankee Stadium first, Citi Field second, and Red Bull Arena third, based upon availability.
Won it all on the road last year and FUCK IT WE'LL DO IT AGAIN BUT THIS TIME AT HOME TOO BUT ALSO ON THE ROAD BUT ALSO AT HOME. Jesus fucking christ.
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Give us our fucking rent! And when we play in the postseason at St. Johns, it'll be like home for RBNY since we're so fucking used to Montclair State!
> Give us our fucking rent!
You don't even own the venue, nerd
Give Hudson County the fucking rent!*
Am I crazy that I’d rather just play the home game in NJ? Attendance has been abysmal in CT
The strangest part, it’s an amazing stadium that’s just as convenient as MetLife. It would be nice to see it packed for once. sadly neither team has been able to do that except for the first couple of derby matches.
NYC/NY in the Soob. Fucking do it.
Honestly would probably prefer this to Connecticut.
Is there any professional club in the US more suitable for the "Wanderers" moniker than NYCFC?
It's sad because we all started following this team so we didn't have to go to Red Bull arena!
Tbf, 90% of us still dont
tells you all you need to know about nycfc fans
The kid from Chester showing up to defend inconvenient stadium locations, go figure.
Make fun of the PATH all you want, if mass transit goes there, it's not inconvenient.
is there any reason for me to believe nyc fans would not show out to outnumber rbny fans in Harrison? obviously it should happen overwhelmingly from a ticketing perspective but i do not know the true depths of apathy.
as a side note, is "Venue Confirmed" a meme here? it reminds me of Comunicado Oficial at madrid
Wonder if they'd try MetLife for such a thing.
Doubt the players would want to play on that turf. It's known as bad even by turf standards.
Putting down grass on top of it on a moment's notice probably wouldn't be a great playing surface either.
What choice is there really
Wouldn't be the first time they played a game in Hartford.
But are minor league baseball stadiums enough?
Connecticut trembles in fear
I know there is a ton of hate for NYCFC, but I do kinda feel for the fans and team. A close friend of mine and big supporter says a lot NYC fans just refuse to go to RBA on principle alone which really sucks for the team. Hoping they get a legit home soon-ish.
My question is why wouldn't they have at least put in a contingency where if the Mets blew it in the Wild Card round they'd play at Citi?
I'm a Met fan but I mean you can't pretend that can't happen.
Papa Cohen is starting upgrades at Citi Field as soon as the season ends apparently.
I would say you're right but the press release literally says Citi is in play for the rest of the postseason.
> …the Club’s venue priority will continue to be Yankee Stadium first, Citi Field second, and Red Bull Arena third, based upon availability.
They’re just laying out the order of venue priority based upon availability, that doesn’t mean Citi will be available if the Mets lose in the playoffs.
If it didn’t mean the Mets losing, I’d rather NYCFC play at Citi, but I don’t think it’ll be possible.
I wish they’d put a regular season derby there just because I prefer Citi
Ok...this is getting really sad. I'm hardly an MLS fan and I'm sure there are a ton of reasons why this is occurring but for fuck sakes you can't have one of the top teams acting like nomads. Either get a stadium locked up or move the fucking team.
I'm sure downvotes are coming but seriously...this makes MLS look horrible.
Agreed. If the stadium issue can’t be solved before the 2026 WC then so be it, move the team elsewhere or put it on hiatus until one can be built.
I'm curious if they got the site today....like we literality saw something announced could they build it that quickly?
Move NYCFC to Sacramento.
LOL...now that would be funny. I'm thinking more of Baltimore. Get Kevin Plank to use that UA money to build a stadium near their new downtown campus.
Why didn't MLS just wait until they had a stadium deal done before giving NYCFC a team? Does the league really want its final being played in that awkward Yankee Stadium set-up?
Not to take MLS and CFG off the hook. They should’ve vetted it more, and done more work to realize how difficult real estate/development is in NYC, but:
They had every indication that a deal was ready, then DeBlasio tanked the first one when he came into office.
Plenty of other teams have started before their stadium was ready.
There’s zero market for soccer in NYC. It’s a baseball city through and through. I doubt they can sustain one team let alone two
truly....what is the identity of an NYCFC fan, now that the team undeniably plays in New Jersey?
Our identity is that we’re champions
But you have to squint to read the banner.
Banner size is temporary. Winning a cup before the shitty energy drink team is forever
we dont give a crud, covid cup champs
Yeah, yeah, whatever, Ma$e, come back when you’ve got a flair or I’m telling Puff Daddy you owe him another mil
Can someone explain to me, a simpleton, why this is a big deal if Red Bulls play there as the "away" team?
Surely MLS prefers it at RBA to avoid the shitty optics of an empty minor league stadium during the playoffs. I'm sure Red Bulls obviously wouldn't object. And here's maybe where I'm off course, wouldn't NYCFC still prefer to play at RBA, where they can still have home fans and a familiar setting, than play in an empty minor league stadium?
I guess it wouldn't be a "home" game for NYCFC....but I'm with you. Too fucking bad. Get a real stadium and this doesn't occur.
Guess they feel that while they've familiar with the stadium the Red Bull players are even more familiar with it so the Red Bulls would still have a home field advantage there.
Home field advantage isn't just having more fans in the stands. It's also the players getting to wake up in their normal beds, do their normal commutes to their stadium, go to their normal locker room, and then go out to play on their normal field. For RBA the Red Bulls players are more used to the commute, the locker room, and the field so it makes sense for NYC to prefer a stadium where no one is used to anything.
When is papa City management group gonna cough money up for a stadium? Or is it more of a city development thing?
MUCH more of a city development thing. I'll spare you the details, because they're boring and annoying, but the short version is that we've had several stadium deals very close to becoming reality, but then something changes last minute (like "you don't have enough parking if there happens to be a Yankees game the same day AND everyone decides to drive their cars to BOTH games, even though the vast majority of attendees take the incredibly convenient subway which stops immediately outside the stadium which makes this a non-issue"), and then we have to try to figure something else out in a different location.
Developing in NYC isn't just "we want the land and we're gonna build a thing there." Most stadium deals also include requirements that you develop the area around there, often including affordable housing units and retail/restaurant spaces, so that you're not just plopping down a building in a neighborhood without actually improving the neighborhood. So those proposals have to be vetted and approved, and it's a whole thing. If it were just the money, it would have been solved a long time ago. This is an issue of permissions and politics and red tape. And to be clear, I don't think it's a bad thing that you have to develop the surrounding area; I think that's a great incentive. I just wish they'd approve the plans and let us get on with it.
The NY Jets ran into this when they were going to build a stadium over the west side rail yards, but Dolan/MSG flexed their political muscle and got the bid killed off.
Dolan is such a prick.
For real fuck MSG give us Penn Station back
The funny thing is, City Group was willing to do the "develop the area including affordable housing" thing, and what got in their way was....fucking parking requirements. In NYC, the easiest city in America to not own a car.
IMO, stadiums in the city should be required to have *less* parking, not more. Make it painful for drivers to get there, and easy for rail/bus commuters.
Yeah, that one was especially galling. I've been a STH since day one, and do you know how many games I've needed parking for? One. A friend of mine from Hoboken joined me for a game, so we took his car.
Providence Park has little nearby parking, which means most fans park further away and take lightrail the rest of the way and its honestly part of the gameday experience, filling the trains with supporters as you work your way to the stadium.
I have tried parking near the stadium and its such a slow and expensive process trying to leave that it wasn't remotely worth it. NYCFC could easily do the same.
>(like "you don't have enough parking if there happens to be a Yankees game the same day AND everyone decides to drive their cars to BOTH games, even though the vast majority of attendees take the incredibly convenient subway which stops immediately outside the stadium which makes this a non-issue")
That's not on the city. That was the Yankees deciding they didn't want to give up any of the parking for their stadium. The problem wasn't there being not enough parking it was the stadium plan needing to take away some parking from the Yankees to use that land.
Yeah, that's fair. Though I still wonder whether or not the city could have waived that portion of the parking requirement, but in looking up the underlying causes, it's of course more complicated than that and it's just making me mad all over again.
>Though I still wonder whether or not the city could have waived that portion of the parking requirement
The city did not have a problem with the number of parking spots for the new stadium.
The problem was that the same piece of land can't become apart of the stands of a soccer stadium and still be a parking spot that cars can park on. The Yankees choose to keep needed land as the latter option.
Wow, clearly *someone* has never heard of quantum parking before.
Sounds super complicated! Thanks for the answer tho
So corruption. Make construction legal again.
It their name was something other than NYCFC, they should buy the land where Nassau Coliseum is located and just play there.
Lol Brad Sims is such a clown.
*sad trombone champ noise
New York City fc is a joke of a mls team lmao. Bad attendance, changes stadium every game, nazi fanbase. Give the team to Sacramento.
I imagine their nazi fanbase have to be tired of goose stepping to different stadiums all the time.
Imagen using your rivals stadium 🏟🤣🤣
Is NYCFC still the real NYC team? What's the difference between RBNY and NYCFC at this point? 8 seasons no proper soccer specific stadium in the boroughs. Needs to go to Connecticut and New Jersey for home games. How do fans rationalize/excuse/defend this?