Red Bull Arena
Red Bull Arena is the benchmark in the North American soccer stadium landscape and sets the standard for other venues of its kind across the continent. The 25,000-seat state-of-the-art facility located in Harrison, New Jersey is the home of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer (MLS) and opened in March 2010, when the Red Bulls defeated Brazilian side, Santos, 3-1.
Since then, Red Bull Arena has hosted a number of top club and international squads including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, Ecuador, Colombia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Manchester City (England) and Juventus (Italy). The arena is structured to create a distinct soccer atmosphere as fans in the front row are just 21 feet from the touchlines. Its dynamic roof is a curving structure that wraps the entire arena in an elegant metal shell to create an architectural statement of power and elegance.
Key Architectural Design Notes:
Close to the action: Seating has been moved closer to the pitch—21 feet from touchline to first row of seats.
Arena Roof: A state-of-the-art translucent polycarbonate and aluminum roof structure
All Seats Covered: All seating is covered from inclement weather.
Red Bull Arena was re-designed to be more in line with soccer facilities worldwide.
Red Bull Arena will have a look and feel to be more soccer-oriented and provide a more fan-friendly environment to the patrons.
Media Seating: 100 seats to be located directly behind the player bench area.
Main press area will be located directly behind bench areas in the lower bowl.
Main press work area will be located underneath press seating near team locker rooms.
Four (4) Broadcast areas for Television and Radio located at center field on the 6th level, just 100 feet from the action.
Red Bull Arena will be easily accessible to fans via public transportation including the PATH Trains and NJ Transit to the Harrison Station. The Harrison Station will be refurbished as part of the Harrison Metro Center project.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Location: Harrison, New Jersey.
Red Bull Arena is constructed on 12.34 acres, bounded by Pete Higgins Boulevard to the west, Cape May Street to the south & east.
Land Owner: Town of Harrison, New Jersey.
Naming Rights Sponsor: Red Bull Energy Drink.
Architect: Rossetti Architects (Los Angeles, CA).
Construction Manager/General Contractor: Hunter Roberts Construction Group, LLC.
Resident Team: New York Red Bulls (Major League Soccer).
Capacity Seating: 25,000.
Field Dimensions: 75 yards wide x 120 yards long.
Skyboxes: 30 (20 lower level and 10 upper level) plus two party decks. Each skybox holds 12 seats.
Premium Seats: 1,000.
Arena Clubs: Three (3) Stadium Clubs.
Arena Shops: Two (2) Retail Shops.
Video Boards: Two - Video Boards, one in each end of the arena;
One - 360-degree wraparound message board.
In-Stadium Displays: Over 300 video flat-screen panels throughout the arena for event viewing.
Field Level Signage: Field level L.E.D. signage in both end zones and opposite player benches.
Concessions: There are 65 Point of Sale concession stands between the arenas two levels (Main and Upper). There will also be 20 portable vendor carts on each level to service the fans.
(Main and Upper): There will also be 20 portable vendor carts on each level to service the fans.
ATMs: Four ATM machines located within the arena, one on the concourse by each gate.