New York Red Bulls’ South Ward supporters are famous for bringing the noise for 90 minutes every match at Red Bull Arena. This Saturday, May 5, they will take their show across the river when they shut down the streets of New York for a pre-match march through midtown Manhattan.
Supporters from the Empire Supporters Club, Garden State Ultras, and Viking Army will gather at 5 PM at Greeley Square Park where to begin their march -- singing, chanting and beating drums -- before turning east on West 33rd Street and ending at The Football Factory at Legends (6 West 33rd St.). West 33rd St. will be closed to traffic from 5-6 PM ET.
After the march, Legends will be transformed into the South Ward for the night as the soccer hotspot hosts a viewing party for the Red Bulls’ away match with the Los Angeles Galaxy at 8:00 PM ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes).
Supporters under the age of 21 will be allowed on the main floor at Legends but will have to leave after full-time.
The South Ward at Red Bull Arena comprises sections 133, 101, and 102 and is home to some of the most passionate fans in the sport. The independent supporters clubs that make up the South Ward are known for their nonstop jumping, singing, chanting and flag waving, turning Red Bull Arena into a fortress for the Red Bulls.
Legends has hosted a number of Red Bulls viewing parties over the past two seasons, most notably the Red Bulls Sept. 17, 2011 viewing party, which has since gone on record as the most-attended viewing party in MLS history.