Sky Blue FC announced Monday that the club’s Aug. 18 match against Reign FC will be moved from Yurcak Field to Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.
Kickoff is 1 p.m.
Sky Blue FC captain and U.S. international Carli Lloyd, Canadian national team goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan and Cameroon defender Estelle Johnson will take on off on Reign FC.
Reign FC includes Megan Rapinoe, who won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball at the Women’s World Cup for the U.S. championship team, U.S. international midfielder Allie Long, a Northport, N.Y. native for and six other World Cup players.
“This is a big moment for our club, our players and fans,” Sky Blue interim general manager Alyse LaHue said. “We asked our fans if they would support this idea and they very definitively said yes. We’re always listening to and looking for ideas that enhance the fan experience as we push this club forward.”
Added Lloyd: “We’re beyond excited that we have to move the game to Red Bull Arena because fan interest is so high. This will be a great experience for my teammates and another opportunity for Sky Blue to continue building toward a successful and sustainable future.”
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at noon Ticketing information can be found here.
Sky Blue will honor all prior ticket sales and will be reaching out to ticket-purchasers with more information about seating location and game details.
“We are very pleased to welcome Sky Blue to Red Bull Arena, and to have this match come together after months of planning,” Red Bulls general manager Marc de Grandpre said. “Our organization strives to support and grow the game locally, and hosting an NWSL match at Red Bull Arena is a great opportunity to support Sky Blue and celebrate the local soccer community.”