Battle on the Pitch

The New York Red Bulls will host the sixth annual “Battle on the Pitch” featuring soccer squads of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, October 4 at Red Bull Arena. The NYPD and FDNY sides will face off following the completion of the Red Bulls’ 6:00 PM match against the Houston Dynamo.

Fans are encouraged to stick around and root for the teams while supporting two great causes. Proceeds from the match will go toward Firefighter Villanueva Soccer Foundation and the NYCPBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund.

“We are proud to host our local heroes at Red Bull Arena in the sixth annual ‘Battle of the Pitch’,” said Red Bulls Head of Commercial Operations Marc de Grandpre. “As the area’s hometown soccer club, we are committed to supporting our communities and are thankful for the work that the NYPD and FDNY do for all of us on a daily basis. We expect a great match and hope to raise significant awareness for the two important foundations.”