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Soccer Showdowns Weekend Red Bull Arena, Sat & Sun. April 13-14/2024

Apr 09, 2024
Red Bull v. Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena Harrison NJ

As the calendar turns to mid-April, soccer fans in the New York metropolitan area are in for a treat with a spectacular weekend of soccer at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, April 13 &14, 2024, the arena will host back-to-back matches featuring teams from Major League Soccer (MLS) and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), showcasing the best of men’s and women’s professional soccer in the United States.

Chicago Fire Faces New York Red Bulls in an MLS Showdown

Kicking off the weekend on Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m., the Chicago Fire will take on the New York Red Bulls in what promises to be a riveting MLS clash. The Chicago Fire, one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, has a storied history within the league, boasting a passionate fan base and a rich trophy cabinet that includes an MLS Cup and multiple U.S. Open Cups.

The Fire play their home games at the state-of-the-art Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The iconic venue, primarily known for being the home of the Chicago Bears of the NFL, also serves as the battleground for the Fire, with a seating capacity of over 61,500 spectators. Only a portion of the seats are used for Soccer games. Positioned along the western shore of Lake Michigan, Soldier Field is a historic landmark that has been the setting for some of the most memorable moments in American sports.

NWSL Action: Kansas City Current vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC

The excitement continues on Sunday, April 14, with the NWSL’s Kansas City Current taking on NJ/NY Gotham FC, abbreviated as Gotham FC with a 6 p.m. start. This encounter offers soccer aficionados a chance to witness some of the most talented women soccer players in the country go head-to-head.

The Kansas City Current, known for their resilience and rapidly growing fan base, have been making waves in the NWSL since their establishment. They play their home matches at the newly constructed KC Current Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. This venue is a testament to the growing investment and interest in women's professional soccer in the United States, with a seating capacity designed to offer an intimate and electrifying matchday experience for fans.

On the other hand, Gotham FC, representing a bi-state area of New Jersey and New York, has a proud tradition in the NWSL. The team has consistently been a beacon for women's soccer in the region, nurturing talent that has shone both nationally and internationally.

Preparing for the Weekend

As of the date of publication, the Harrison Police Department has not yet issued a Traffic Bulletin for the soccer weekend, but it is still early in the week. Fans planning to attend the games are advised to stay updated on traffic conditions and plan their trips to Red Bull Arena accordingly. The Harrison Police Department will provide updates on their Facebook page.

This soccer weekend at Red Bull Arena not only highlights the growing enthusiasm for soccer in the United States but also underscores the unique spirit and camaraderie among fans of the beautiful game. Whether you’re a fan of the high-octane MLS, the competitive spirit of the NWSL, or just a lover of soccer, this weekend promises to deliver unforgettable moments and thrilling soccer action.

Tickets for the Games

You can purchase tickets to the Red Bull v. Chicago Fire Game on Saturday through this link.

You can purchase tickets to the Gotham FC v. Kansas City Current Game on Sunday through this link.

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