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Giants Stadium

Location

East Rutherford, N.J.

Capacity

80,242

Surface

AstroTurf 1996-99, Grass 2000-02, FieldTurf 2003-09


Giants Stadium, home of NY/NJ MetroStars and New York Red Bulls from 1996-2009, made its MLS debut on April 20, 1996 when the MetroStars took on the New England Revolution before 46,826 fans. The stadium also hosted the 1996 and 1997 MLS All-Star Games. In 1996, The MLS All-Star’s East team included MetroStars Tony Meola, Tab Ramos, Roberto Donadoni and Giovanni Savarese. Meola and Donadoni also played in the 1997 All-Star Game.

On August 18, 2007, Giants Stadium hosted a home record-crowd of 66,237 when the Red Bulls knocked off LA Galaxy, 5-4. New York Red Bulls played its final game at Giants Stadium on October 24, 2009, a 5-0 win against Toronto FC.

In total, the club played 214 MLS regular season games at Giants Stadium and finished with a 102-76-36 record. Giants Stadium hosted 11 playoff games.



Red Bull Arena

Location

Harrison, N.J.

Capacity

25,189

Surface

Kentucky Bluegrass


The New York Red Bulls opened Red Bull Arena on March 20, 2010 with a win against Santos FC, 1-0. Joel Lindpere scored the first goal at the Red Bulls’ new stadium, which is memorialized with a Red Seat in section 101 at Red Bull Arena. RBA hosted the 2011 MLS All-Star Game vs. Manchester United, which featured the Red Bulls’ Juan Agudelo, Thierry Henry and Tim Ream.

Red Bull Arena has hosted three major trophy victories since opening in 2010. The Red Bulls clinched the 2013 Supporters’ Shield, the club’s first major trophy, at home against Chicago Fire, then the 2018 Supporters' Shield at home versus Orlando City SC, and New York Red Bulls II, the Red Bulls’ USL affiliate, won USL Cup on October 23, 2016.

By the end of the 2018 MLS season, the Red Bulls were 96-27-35 in 168 games played at Red Bull Arena. The arena has hosted 13 playoff games.