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PeteyNice

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.


cedont4221

How about Portland! They are used to winning in that stadium for the playoffs


NewRCTID22

I’m rooting an NYCFC - RBNY matchup just to see what alternative venue is used


DerbyTho

We're all going back to Hartford for the weekend, I guess


GratefulDawg73

Can we do Audi Field so DC United fans can root for us against RB?


xrock24x

Probably the UConn football stadium? But if they have a game I’d say Dillion Stadium for Hartford Athletic?


lionnyc

Philadelphia...


Benbobraven

I hear Boston is an option as well


Coltons13

Belson probably


NewRCTID22

*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)


ColeTrain4EVER

Randalls Island /s


Sometimealonealone

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


MGHeinz

I know people will knock this for how small it would be, but imagine how intimate and loud the atmosphere could end up being.


Coltons13

The Belson games are dope for the USOC


MGHeinz

Definitely were for the Cosmos too


FPSCameron

Soccer Bowl 2016 and the Open Cup game against the Revolution are among my favorite NY soccer memories


hookyboysb

😞


SouthernUpstate

Belson is nowhere near large enough for a playoff game


asaharyev

Gillette will be empty


NoBreadsticks

alright, Imma need permutations for this


kiddvideo11

It will be Allianz because that will be available.


BurnesWhenIP

I mean, Centene Stadium might be available…just doesn’t have any power 😜


nate6patton

At least it’s not LA?


Shadowfury0

RBNY entered the Western Conference playoffs a few times, you should try it too


DoctaStooge

2008 Western Conference Champions Baby!


dgmz

That photo of mendes lifting that trophy from Michael's lives in my head rent free


death_by_retro

This broke my brain. How?


DoctaStooge

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. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_MLS_Cup_Playoffs


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PM_ME_SOME_LUV

I don’t like this


nate6patton

If we played a home playoff game against the Red Bulls in RBA I think it would rip the space time fabric


_tidalwave11

>If we played a home playoff game "AND WON"


ColeTrain4EVER

Rent is due.


lionnyc

Note that rent cannot be converted in GAM or TAM.


ichabod01

Lower.com?


ColeTrain4EVER

Apparently it only costs $10 to rent!


Brooklyn_MLS

Oh how the turntables… In all seriousness, this is a horrible situation and basically negates any real home field advantage for NYCFC.


_tidalwave11

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


Coltons13

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. Edit: >Disable inbox replies >Are you sure? >Yes


ColeTrain4EVER

Can't turn off inbox replies when I directly reply to you son! 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!


Coltons13

> Give us our fucking rent! You don't even own the venue, nerd


ColeTrain4EVER

Give Hudson County the fucking rent!*


SouthernUpstate

Am I crazy that I’d rather just play the home game in NJ? Attendance has been abysmal in CT


ScottClamBirdBoi

😂😂😂


DABOSSROSS9

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.


Resoca

NY Wanderers


captj2113

NYC/NY in the Soob. Fucking do it.


theArkotect

Honestly would probably prefer this to Connecticut.


NoBreadsticks

Is there any professional club in the US more suitable for the "Wanderers" moniker than NYCFC?


death_by_retro

Probably Austin


[deleted]

It's sad because we all started following this team so we didn't have to go to Red Bull arena!


_tidalwave11

Tbf, 90% of us still dont


money_mase19

tells you all you need to know about nycfc fans


[deleted]

The kid from Chester showing up to defend inconvenient stadium locations, go figure.


hypernermalization

Make fun of the PATH all you want, if mass transit goes there, it's not inconvenient.


jgweiss

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


hypernermalization

Wonder if they'd try MetLife for such a thing.


down_up__left_right

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.


hypernermalization

What choice is there really


down_up__left_right

Wouldn't be the first time they played a game in Hartford. But are minor league baseball stadiums enough?


ewyourfaceew

lol


Caswell19

Connecticut trembles in fear


specialvillain

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.


hypernermalization

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.


ChristianPulisickk

Papa Cohen is starting upgrades at Citi Field as soon as the season ends apparently.


hypernermalization

I would say you're right but the press release literally says Citi is in play for the rest of the postseason.


ChristianPulisickk

> …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.


hypernermalization

I wish they’d put a regular season derby there just because I prefer Citi


clebo99

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.


christianjd

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.


clebo99

I'm curious if they got the site today....like we literality saw something announced could they build it that quickly?


death_by_retro

Move NYCFC to Sacramento.


clebo99

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.


[deleted]

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?


theArkotect

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. And Plenty of other teams have started before their stadium was ready.


ReyDelEmpire

Greed


death_by_retro

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


jgweiss

truly....what is the identity of an NYCFC fan, now that the team undeniably plays in New Jersey?


2RINITY

Our identity is that we’re champions


PeteyNice

But you have to squint to read the banner.


2RINITY

Banner size is temporary. Winning a cup before the shitty energy drink team is forever


money_mase19

we dont give a crud, covid cup champs


2RINITY

Yeah, yeah, whatever, Ma$e, come back when you’ve got a flair or I’m telling Puff Daddy you owe him another mil


iced1777

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?


clebo99

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.


down_up__left_right

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. Edit: 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.


Chewy009x

When is papa City management group gonna cough money up for a stadium? Or is it more of a city development thing?


RhombusObstacle

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.


DoctaStooge

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.


clebo99

Dolan is such a prick.


Psirocking

For real fuck MSG give us Penn Station back


asaharyev

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.


RhombusObstacle

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.


Suburban_Sisyphus

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.


down_up__left_right

>(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.


RhombusObstacle

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.


down_up__left_right

>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.


RhombusObstacle

Wow, clearly *someone* has never heard of quantum parking before.


Chewy009x

Sounds super complicated! Thanks for the answer tho


staresatmaps

So corruption. Make construction legal again.


clebo99

It their name was something other than NYCFC, they should buy the land where Nassau Coliseum is located and just play there.


bec_SPK

Lol Brad Sims is such a clown.


danhig

*sad trombone champ noise


goldcoiny

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.


L-A-Native

[NYCWFC](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP1z0dQVcIQ)


Blighty_One

I imagine their nazi fanbase have to be tired of goose stepping to different stadiums all the time.


ConfidentVisit4629

Imagen using your rivals stadium 🏟🤣🤣


ReyDelEmpire

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?