Red Bull Arena is a 25,000-seat state-of-the-art soccer stadium located in Harrison, New Jersey. It is home to the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer (MLS) and NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. The arena opened in March 2010.

The Red Bull Arena features a transparent partial roof and is located on the waterfront in the Riverbend District of Harrison across the Passaic River from Newark and 7 miles west of Lower Manhattan. The roof extends 120 feet from the last row of seats to just past the field’s touchlines with 60 feet of the roof being translucent to allow for natural light and at 322,276 sq. ft is the largest roof canopy of all MLS stadiums covering all 25,000 seats. The low and enclosed roof design is known for providing superior acoustics by holding, amplifying, and reflecting crowd noise back onto the field.

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How to Get to New York City

The nearest airport to the Red Bull Arena is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) which is located about 6 miles away from the arena. There are direct flights from London to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The flight time is approximately 9 hours and 35 minutes, and the distance is 3475 miles.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Newark, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

Red Bull Arena is easily accessible via public transit. PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) is a rapid transit system that connects New York City and New Jersey. The Harrison PATH station is just three short blocks from the Arena and offers fast and convenient service to New York City and numerous locations in New Jersey. NJ Transit trains also stop at Newark Penn Station, and travel to Red Bull Arena can be completed via a 2-minute PATH trip.

You could make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena using public transportation or use Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft which are also available in the vicinity.

Staying in New York City

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

The Red Bull Arena is in Harrison, which is approximately 13 miles west of lower Manhattan. Harrison was originally a part of the larger town of Newark but was later incorporated as a separate town in 1840. Ironbound is another popular neighbourhood to stay. It is a large multi-ethnic community that covers approximately 4 square miles. Ironbound is known for its clusters of Portuguese, Spanish, and Brazilian restaurants, and bakeries.

New York Red Bulls Tickets

The New York Red Bulls sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticketing partner for the MLS is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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