Sky Blue To Call Red Bull Arena Home In 2020

Sky Blue, NWSL Red Bull Arena

In an interview this September with SleterFC, Sky Blue FC General Manager Alyse LaHue spoke of Red Bull Arena as being on her shortlist as a permanent home pitch for her NWSL side.

LaHue vision has become a reality as the New York Red Bulls and Sky Blue have reached an agreement for Sky Blue to play its 2020 home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Red Bulls to expand support for professional women’s soccer,” said Tammy Murphy, Sky Blue’s owner representative. “This move provides our professional athletes with the top-notch facilities they deserve and gives our growing fanbase increased access via public transit and an enhanced game-day experience.”

Sky Blue leaves Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University to play at Red Bull Arena. During the 2019 season, Sky Blue played two matches at the home of the New York Red Bulls; 1-1 draws against the Orlando Pride and Reign FC that had crowds of 8,314 and 9,415 respectively.

“After our players and fans experienced Red Bull Arena in 2019, we knew it was the perfect venue to host Sky Blue and showcase this incredible league,” said LaHue. “The move to Red Bull Arena builds upon the positive momentum we gained last season and will help propel our club and the league to the next level.”

Red Bull Arena will be entering its 11th season in 2020 and has hosted numerous international events, including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, an MLS All-Star Game against Manchester United, and high-profile clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester City, Club America and Real Madrid.