Originally Posted by Posty-McPost
The nice people at Red Bull have blessed Harrison NJ with the best soccer stadium in the league. The atmosphere and sight lines should be incredible for the cost of 2 beers at Yankee or Citi. That first game when Philly shows up will have all the passion of a European derby. If I were a soccer fan in the NYC area I wouldn't miss it for anything.
Have you been to the stadium already to say that Harrison has been blessed with the best football stadium in the league? From the outside, seeing it every day on my commute, it looks really beautiful. Furthermore, the fact that I don't need my car to go there is a big, big plus!
If not for taking care of a little Travelfan nowadays, I'd be there for sure for the inaugural Red Bulls x Santos from Brazil match on March 20th- I mean, Robinho nowadays plays for Santos. That said, being a new dad on a budget, at this time, makes it tough for me to be a season ticket holder for anything - even though MLS tickets are cheap - but I'll probably go for a match during the summertime, after little Travelfan becomes older than 6 months
And I agree with the overall comments made about MLS and its cost structure - for those of you that are from the younger generations, just a reminder: Cosmos used to drawm 75K+ supporters to Giants stadium - but the cost structure of the old league was broken from the get-go. IMHO, MLS was very smart with its growth strategy in cities such as Columbus, OH, Salt Lake City, etc, i.e., cities where there isnt' a MLB team to compete with the football team during MLS season.
And I hope that Posty is right and Red Bulls x Philly becomes a rivalry compared to, say, Giants x Eagles.