First let us thank you for being part of the over 1,600 RBNY supporters headed over to Smurflandia to sing, chant and cheer our boys in white to victory over that other team. Below you will find all the details you will need to get to the stadium on Sunday.
WEAR RED CLOTHING FOR THIS GAME
PRINT OUT YOUR TICKET AND MAKE SURE YOU BRING IT WITH YOU
NYCFC SCARVES - MAN CITY LITE TEES
We will have a bunch of the NYCFC SCARVES if you haven't purchased yours yet you will be able to buy them at a special game day price! Bring cash with you to get hooked up! We will also have some of the RED MAN CITY LITE tees for purchase for $15 if you wish to jump on that opportunity and not pay shipping for it.
GREAT HALL ENTRY POINT We will be entering thru the GREAT HALL entrance and will have 7-8 metal detectors dedicated to our group. This will expedite your entry. If you come late, be prepared to be mixed in with everyone else and have a much longer wait to get thru security. The RED AREAis prohibited to our members so don't go there or you will be fined - nothing more to be said about it. Please remember that you will have all your bags checked and you will be going thru a metal detector, this means you will need to take everything out of your pockets otherwise plan on getting special treatment from security if you set off alarms! Be prepared to be patted down and have a wand type of detector passed around your body as well.
SECTION SELF POLICING
If you have an issue with someone or something please alert one of the RBNY supporter leaders or any RBNY staff you see before taking matters into your own hands. We will attempt to get you sorted or situation diffused before any official NYCFC security has to step in. If the situation is already at a heightened level, NYCFC security will act first and ask questions later, so please use your head and let us know before its too late.
You can't bring much with you but you can bring a clear plastic grocery type bag with food in it and up to 1 liter sof sealed water with you upon entry. There will be concessions throughout the sections as well as restrooms. Restrooms are located at: Women's - 310 & 319 Men's - 317 & 321 Family - 311 & 316
We will be seated in section 308 -320A . Seating is general admission so you dont have to sit in the location your ticket says as long as it's in any of those sections and the seat is empty. For those families and those with small children that would like to chill and not be part of the craziness, we ask that you head to SECTION 320A. This section has been designated as the family section, we can add the section next to it if need be.
This is something that will get you a quick warning with the second one being officially ejected and a personal escort out of the stadium with possible sanctions against you back at Red Bull Arena. SMOKE BOMBS are strictly prohibited so don't get caught lighting one off, we would suggest not tempting fate and leaving them at home. If you get caught you will without a doubt be banned at RBA.
If you are riding the long boats, you must get a wrist band, which means you must check in to ride on the bus. Check in will start at 9:30am by the Gate D RBA entrance. If you want to ride a specific bus, please ask to see if that option is still available.THERE WILL BE A FAMILY/ CHILL BUS FOR THIS TRIP so please ask for it if you want to ride on it.
You will be able to park in the lot by GATE D or in the streets in front of RBA while on this trip without getting a ticket or having to pay. There are pay lots if you wish to pay for parking.
TAILGATE / PRE-GAME
The tailgate will start at 9:30am. We will have hot dogs and hamburgers as well as non-alcoholic drinks for a donation of $5 to offset the cost of these items. You can drink alcohol but that is your responsibility to buy on your own and please drink in a responsible manner. If you are too drunk you will be denied admission into Jankis Stadium.
Departure time is 1:00pm so with a 9:30am check in start time there is plenty of time get checked in and on the bus. If you are not there on time and checked in, you will be left behind since we WILL NOT WAIT FOR ANYONE.
HERITAGE PARK STAGING POINT (RED "X" ON MAP)
When we get to Jankis Estadium we will be dropped off at Heritage Park/Field which is our staging area prior to entreating the stadium thru the Great Hall Entry Point.
We will be held in our sections for about 20 minutes so the stadium can clear. We will be then escorted out to Gate 2 and then to the Gerard Ave Parking Lot, where our buses will be staged for our departure. PLEASE GET ON THE SAME BUS YOU CAME ON. We ask that you have a tip for the bus driver on the way back which is usually $5 per person, you can always give more if you wish to. Please make it back to the buses in a timely manner or you risk being left behind.
Bar is located on on 33st directly across from the Empire State Building. The bar will be open at 9am for your pre-gaming needs. They will have drink and food specials throughout your time there. All 3 floors will be ours to make into our home away from home. They will be replaying the 1st Hudson Derby game in which we won along with other classic Metro and RBNY moments. We will have banners and will have the NYCFC scarves available for purchase at a game day special price -so jump on them before they are gone!
We will be departing Legends in the time span of 1pm - 1:15pm in order to march over to Penn Station to catch the ''D"" train headed to 161st / Yankees Stadium. PLEASE HAVE YOUR METRO CARD READY WITH MONEY ON IT so you don't slow things down by having to buy a card or add money to it. There will be more than one train so please dont try to fit into one train since that wont happen due to the numbers we are bringing.
You will be getting off at the 161st ""D"" train stop which is the GREEN X on the map, you will stay on the side walk opposite of Yankees Stadium and continue to the PINK X, which is the staging area in Heritage Park/ Field right across the street from the stadium (to be exact between the baseball fields and the track). Please be there before 3pm - which is the start time for the march over to go thru security.
Just in case you are driving yourself to the stadium, here is a map of all the parking lots where you will be paying $35 to park your car.