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Two International Sold Out Games in 4 Days Starting Sat. Sept. 24, 2022

Sep 19, 2022
Red Bulls Stadium Sold Out

The Red Bulls Arena will be hosting two international games in four days which both are expected to sell out. The Harrison Police Department has already issued a “Massive Traffic Delays Are Expect” bulletin for Saturday, September 24, 2022, a game with a 7:30 p.m. start between the Columbia National FC and the Guatemala National Team game which has sold out the Red Bulls Arena’s 25,000 seats. The second game is the Argentina v. Jamaica National Soccer team on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. which is also expected to sell out.

Regular Red Bulls and NJ/NY Gotham FC games do not draw such crowds and although they cause traffic delays and prevent residents from accessing their homes and apartment buildings in the normal course are manageable.  The sold-out International Games take much more resources from the Town of Harrison because of the number of fans who come to the Town of Harrison intent on routing for their team and celebrating before and after the game.

Saturday’s game pits the Columbia National FC v. the Guantamala National   The Columbia National FC is managed by the Columbian Football Federation which governs soccer in Colombia.  The team is ranked 17th in the FIFA World Rankings.

If you are interested in getting tickets for the game, you will have to go to an after-market ticket agent to purchase your tickets.  The tickets now range from $220 to $863 per seat on one of the re-sale sites.

The Guatemala National Team is managed by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala which governs soccer in Guatemala.  The team is ranked 118th in the FIFA World Rankings.  So it is Columbia’s game to lose if the Guatemala National Team fans inspire it to defeat the Columbia National FC team.  The disparity in FIFA rankings has not deterred Guatemala National Team fans from buying up tickets to see their team play.

The Tuesday game between Argentina and Jamaica is also expected to sell out the Red Bulls Arena. The Argentina National Team is ranked 8th .by FIFA.   The Jamaican National Team is ranked 45th by FIFA. So the disparity in FIFA rankings is not as broad as the Columbia v. Guatemala National Team disparity in ranking.

What are your thoughts on international games at the Red Bulls Arena?  Do you think they are too much?  Is it fair to residents to have 25,000 fans descending on the streets of Harrison causing heavy traffic and gridlock?

Let Us Know on our Community Discussion Board.  Are you planning to attend one or both of these games let us know.  If you have not signed up yet to participate you can Sign Up now.