Weather and Travel Update (10-30-11)

10-30-11 Update:

Please note that a number of detours and mass transit cancellations are in effect throughout the tri-state area. We suggest you check with your service before heading to the area and allow yourself extra time to get to Red Bull Arena for the 3pm kick off.

As of three hours before game time, PATH trains are running without delays. LIRR cancellations are in place and a number of NJ Transit lines are experiencing delays and alerts.

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Snow in October? Yeah, we couldn’t believe it either. But never mind that. The latest weather reports suggest the rare snow seen throughout parts of New York and New Jersey Saturday should be well out of the area by the time the Red Bulls and Galaxy kick off at 3pm ET Sunday afternoon. According to weather.com, we can expect to see 46 degrees and cloudy with a slight wind coming out of the northwest. In other words, consider bringing a jacket, hat and gloves, but you likely won’t need an umbrella or poncho by game time.

Red Bull Arena is the place to be for tomorrow’s match. The Interactive Zone will open on Riverbend three hours before the match at 12 ET, complete with a beer garden, music and special events. We suggest fans show up early to the match to avoid traffic and to take in the sights and sounds of the last home match of the 2011 season. Gates open at 1:30 pm.

If you are not sure what your best transportation option is, please refer to the Transportation HUB for suggestions. Remember, we are only 25 minutes away from Manhattan!

If you are driving, please make sure to park in stadium event parking lots or permitted parking spots in and around the arena. Here are some suggested parking options. Remember, if it has a sign that says “you will get towed,” don’t try your luck – odds are you’ll get towed.  

New Concessions
Over the past month we’ve opened some additional concession stands. Fans will be able to purchase hot dogs, pretzels, Red Bull, beer and soda at two additional concession stands located inside Gates B and D on the first floor of the main plaza level. These two concessions stands will be serving from the time gates open up until the 55th minute of the match.

As always - be safe, have fun and go Red Bulls!