NEW YORK – New York City FC Friday announced that the team will play its four remaining home matches, including any potential playoff games, at Yankee Stadium.
Due to the venue change, NYCFC’s match against D.C. United has been moved to Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. The contest was scheduled to take place at Red Bull Arena Tuesday, Oct. 6. The Sunday, Oct. 11 game vs. New England Revolution has been moved to 4:30 p.m.
“Our record at Yankee Stadium over the past four seasons is very strong and we are excited to be back,” NYCFC CEO Brad Sims said in a statement. “Our goal and desire to win trophies has not altered; we have a talented team and are ready to compete for the 2020 MLS Cup.”
Since 2016, NYCFC has lost only four times in its last 57 regular season matches.
“While it will certainty feel strange to be in Yankee Stadium without our incredible fans, we will continue to implement creative ideas to ensure fans feel part of the action and can continue showing support for the team,” Sims said.
The following NYCFC games are scheduled to be played at the stadium:
* Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. D.C. United – 7 p.m.
* Sunday, Oct. 11 vs. New England Revolution – 4:30 p.m.
* Saturday, Oct. 24 vs. Montreal Impact – 7:30 p.m.
* Sunday, Nov. 1 vs. Red Bulls – 7 p.m.
All games will air live on YES Network and on radio in English and Spanish at www.nycfc.com/radio.
Since returning to venue play, NYCFC competed at RBA in Harrison, N.J.
“I would like to thank the New York Red Bulls and their match-day staff for all their help and support over the last five weeks,” he said. “While we are rivals on the pitch, we greatly appreciate their continued collaboration during these unprecedented circumstances and as we both work to grow soccer in this area.
“We have had a fantastic experience and some very positive results at Red Bull Arena, but it was very important for us to move back to Yankee Stadium as soon as we had the opportunity. The South Bronx is our home and a community that we are very proud to support – especially during these challenging times amidst the pandemic.”