Specifics on kickoff time will be announced later by Major League Soccer.
It will be a busy start to the new season for the defending Supporter’s Shield winners. New York will kick off the MLS regular season on the roach with a March 2 meeting with Columbus Crew at MAPFRE Stadium.
The week prior, Red Bulls will begin the season with a CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 series against Atletico Pantoja. The two-leg matchup will begin in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, February 20. The second leg is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27 at 8 p.m. at Red Bull Arena.
Over 23 seasons, New York is 8-8-7 in season openers and 6-2-1 when opening the season at home. The Red Bulls won last year’s home opener 4-0 over the Portland Timbers, with a game-winning goal from 17-year-old Homegrown Ben Mines. In the nine previous home matches to start the season, the Red Bulls have combined for 13 goals while allowing just five, including five shutouts.