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Red Bull Arena

Red Bull Arena, located in the Riverbend District of Harrison across the Passaic River in New Jersey, United States, is popularly known as a soccer-specific stadium. It is the home field to the New York Red Bulls from the Major League Soccer.


The stadium can accommodate about 25,000 people and is the third largest stadium in the United States of America in the Major League Soccer. It has a Kentucky Bluegrass surface.


Red Bull Arena


History


In 2006 September, the construction of the Red Bull Arena began, but was only completed in 2010 due to delay in its construction and other formalities.


Major Matches


In the year 2010, Red Bulls played a friendly match with the Brazilian football club, Santos FC.


In 2016, the Major League Soccer, in association with the United Soccer League and the International Football Association Board, became the first soccer league ever to utilize the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in a live match.


The World Cup Qualifier Match between the United States and Costa Rica as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification took place at the Red Bull Arena. It was the first ever World Cup qualifier host by them.


Controversy


During its inauguration in the year 2010, Red Bull denied paying the property tax of an amount $1.4 million imposed by the town of Harrison.


However, after running back forth with the court cases, Red Bulls and the town landed upon an agreement where the Arena and the area would be turned over to the Hudson County Improvement Authority.


Recent Matches


In 2017, Red Bull Arena hosted the International Youth Soccer Tournament which was held after 18 years which was the Danone Nations Cup World Final.


A match between the Tottenham Hotspur and A.S. Roma as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup was played in the Red Bulls Arena.

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