HARRISON, N.J. – Red Bull Arena will become one crowded venue later this month.
Not only will the Red Bulls’ home stadium host New York City FC matches, but ones of the Montreal Impact as well, it was announced Friday afternoon.
Montreal will host one game at RBA and train at Red Bulls Training Facility through Sept. 27 as Major League Soccer continues to finalize travel protocols.
“We were approached by MLS to serve as a host venue during this unprecedented 2020 season, and in the interest of helping our league resume play, we agreed to host these additional matches,” Red Bulls general manager Marc de Grandpre said in a statement. “The playing surface, facilities, and broadcast operations make Red Bull Arena an ideal venue for teams and fans watching from home.
“Our operations group has a reputation of providing world-class training and matchday services to top club and national teams from around the world, and we know that will continue in providing quality treatment and clean, safe environments for everyone involved.”
NYCFC will host Toronto FC Wednesday, Sept. 23, and FC Cincinnati Saturday, Sept. 26.
Montreal will welcome the Philadelphia Union Sunday, Sept. 20. The Impact also will play one of its scheduled away matches at RBA as the visitors to the Red Bulls Sunday, Sept. 27.
All RBA matches will remain closed to the public.