New York Red Bulls Overview

Fast facts

League: MLS

Head Coach: Troy Lesesne

Team Mascot: No Mascot

Year Opened: 2010

Capacity: 25000

City / State: Harrison / NJ

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Hudson River Derby

Rival Team: New York City FC

The local derby between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls is already shaping up to be a fierce rivalry. It’s currently the only intra-metropolitan area rivalry in Major League Soccer, and there are always a lot of both teams fans at the match. Don’t miss the intense atmosphere that a Hudson River Derby offers.

Atlantic Cup

Rival Team: D.C. United

The winner of the season series between rivals D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls takes home the Atlantic Cup. The two teams have been playing each other since Major League Soccer started in 1996, although the trophy wasn’t awarded until 2002. The proximity of the city and frequent matchups between the clubs have helped to make the Atlantic Cup one of the fiercest rivalries in MLS. Don’t miss it when D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls meet.

New York Red Bulls vs New England Revolution

Rival Team: New England Revolution

The Revolution-Red Bulls rivalry mirrors the other Boston-New York sports rivalries and is a can’t miss matchup for any MLS fan. From 2002 to 2014, The Revolution won 20 straight against the Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium helping fuel the flames on the Red Bull side. Make sure to be in attendance when the Red Bulls face the Revolution.

New York Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union

Rival Team: Philadelphia Union

New York and Philadelphia have a fierce rivalry in a variety of sports, and it's no different when it comes to soccer. The two cities don’t care for each other much and are within 100 miles of each other creating a fun match day atmosphere whenever the New York Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union meet.

New York Red Bulls Tailgate Guide


You’ll encounter a festive atmosphere on your way to Red Bulls Arena. Before you even get anywhere near the stadium, you’ll see Red Bulls gear everywhere as the PATH train to Harrison is full of die hard Red Bulls fans. Once you get off the train, you’ll walk to the stadium as part of a parade of Red Bulls fans.

Once you get to Red Bull Arena, you’ll be treated to a variety of pregame activities including a beer garden, three on three soccer, and plenty of other games. The BULLevard outside Red Bull Arena is home to all kinds of pregame entertainment, so make sure to stop by and check it out.

The one downside to attending a Red Bulls match is that you won’t find any large tailgate parties as officially tailgating isn’t allowed. Due to that make sure to fill up on food and drinks before getting on the train unless you plan to do all of your pre-gaming at the beer garden at Red Bull


The BULLevard

To make the most out of your Red Bulls match day experience stop by The BULLevard. The BULLevard opens three hours before kickoff and is home to food, drinks, and pre-game activities. Grab a beer at the beer garden or play some three on three soccer at The BULLevard before heading to Red Bull Arena to watch the Red Bulls take down the opposition.

Red Bulls Partner Pubs

The Red Bulls have several partner pubs throughout the New York area, which provide excellent places to grab a few drinks before heading to the match. Whether you get a drink at one of the bars in Harrison or fill up in the city before taking the train to the game, you’ll have an excellent time pre-gaming before a Red Bulls match.

Catas Bar & Restaurant

Located across the river from Red Bull Arena, Catas is where the Red Bulls supporter groups meet before marching to the stadium. If you’re looking to hang out with the most die-hard Red Bulls supporters out there, then make sure to stop by Catas before the match

Where to tailgate

New York Red Bulls Stadium Guide

In Game

Once you head into Red Bull Arena, you’ll experience an excellent MLS match day. A Red Bulls game offers pretty much everything you’d want in an MLS match, including an incredible supporter section. The supporter section at Red Bull Arena is located in the South Ward and is home to the Empire Supporters Club, Garden State Ultras, and Viking Army. Each group does an outstanding job of supporting the Red Bulls, and together they create one of the best atmospheres in Major League Soccer.

One aspect of Red Bull Arena that improves the atmosphere as well as the overall match day experience is the fact the roof covers all the stands. Not only does the roof help keep in all the noise created by the fans, but it also keeps the fans warm and dry during the early season games.

You’ll have a great time attending a Red Bulls game where you’ll get to experience an incredible crowd filled with die-hard supporters in one of the league’s nicest stadiums.

Things to check out


The Bullshop is home to all kinds of Red Bulls gear including jerseys, scarves, flags, and much more. If you’re looking to pick up some Red Bulls merchandise, then make sure to stop at the Bullshop.

Supporter Section

The supporter section in the South Ward is home to the Red Bulls most diehard supporters. The section houses the club’s three main supporter groups: Empire Supporters Club, Garden State Ultras, and Viking Army. The supporter groups wave flags and sing chants to show their undying love for the Red Bulls. Join one of the supporter groups to experience a Red Bulls match at its best.

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New York Red Bulls Bars & Restaurants

  1. Columbia BBQ Restaurant

    Rogers Bar B Q House BBQ

    Straightforward joint doling out grilled meats & seafood with classic Columbian sides.

    65 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  2. Me & Tommy’s Restaurant & Bar

    NY Red Bulls Me and Tommys Restaurant and Bar

    Beautiful atmsophere with unbelievable food to match you will not be disappointed!!!

    4 Essex St, Belleville, NJ 07109, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  3. Gino’s Pizza & Ristorante

    NY Red Bulls Ginos Pizza and Ristorante

    Fresh delicious affordable food! Big portions and always cooked exactly how you desire! Delivery,Pick up,or Dine in!

    545 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  4. Master BBQ & Grill

    Grannys Home Cooking BBQ Flying Pig Moes Original Bar B Que

    Hefty plates of Portuguese BBQ are served at this unpretentious neighborhood counter serve.

    180 Union Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  5. Arlington Diner

    TJs Fish Chicken Breakfast McLeans Restaurant Breakfast Bundy Hill KC Diner Breakfast The Harbour Diner Breakfast Mr Breakfast Restaurant Breakfast

    Good food. Great company. Amazing service.

    1 River Rd, North Arlington, NJ 07031, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Stack Pancake & Steak House

    Jubilee Restaurant Pancakes Breakfast Big Apple Pancake House Pancake Breakfast Big Top Family Restaurant Pancake Breakfast Virgs

    Casual American joint featuring hearty breakfasts & chops in simple digs with an old-school vibe.

    205 River Rd, North Arlington, NJ 07031, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. La Sicilia

    NY Red Bulls La Sicilia

    This unassuming local pizzeria serves basic pastas & pizza along with a tomato-laden grandma pie.

    155 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  8. PIzza Villagio Cafe II

    Pasquales PIzza Pizza Stavros Pizza House Pizza Woodys Country House Pizza

    Fresh, cheesy, hot. Just like the perfect pizza.

    229 Main St, Belleville, NJ 07109, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - pizza - $

  9. Algieri’s Pizza

    NY Red Bulls Algieris Pizza

    For the past three decades, Algieri's has been serving up the most delicious, thin-crust pizza and all of your favorite Italian specialties!

    502 Union Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  10. Seabra’s Marisqueira

    NY Red Bulls Seabras Marisqueira

    Family-run Portuguese eatery serving up traditional seafood dishes in a modest setting since 1989.

    87 Madison St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Brasilia Grill

    NY Red Bulls Brasilia Grill

    Brazilian churrascaria with all-you-can-eat BBQ meats & a salad bar plus à la carte choices too.

    99 Monroe St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Vinnie’s All Star Bar & Grill

    NY Red Bulls Vinnies All Star Bar and Grill

    Vinnie's is a neighborhood bar and grill located in Harrison, New Jersey.

    215 Manor Ave, Harrison, NJ 07029, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Krug’s Tavern

    JD Allisons Bar & Grill Burger JRs HOmetown Grill & Pub Burger The Dotte Spot Bar & Grill Burger Jewels Delux Restaurant Burger

    Popular local pub since 1932 serving famous burgers, seafood & ribs. Owned by Jake La Motta family.

    118 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  14. Blitz Sportsbar

    NY Red Bulls Blitz Sportsbar

    Sports bar serving American & Portuguese bites in warm, cozy digs with TVs & a pool table.

    179 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  15. Kilkenny Alehouse

    NY Red Bulls Kilkenny Alehouse

    Relaxed hangout featuring a straightforward menu of American pub grub & Irish cooking.

    27 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  16. McGovern’s Tavern

    NY Red Bulls McGoverns Tavern

    Long-running, low-key neighborhood Irish bar & grill with a pub-grub menu.

    58-60 New St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    european - $

  17. Carli’s Lounge


    Food, service, and music is always the best at Carli's Lounge.

    1555 Summit Ave, Hillside, NJ 07205, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  18. Greenroom

    Backyard Grill Beer Turfway Bar & Grill Beer The WingHouse of Daytona Speedway Beer The Golden Fleece Tavern Beer Darcys Restaurant & Bar Beer Hammers Sports Bar & Grill Beer MVPs sports Bar and Grille Beer Mtn Jax Beer Keg South of Homestead Beer Purple Turtle Beer The End Zone Pub Beer Gallaghers Bar and Lounge Beer

    A local favorite!

    203 Frank E Rodgers Blvd S, Harrison, NJ 07029, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  19. Nico Kitchen & Bar

    Nico Kitchen and Bar

    Sleek, high-ceilinged bar & bistro offering high-end Italian shared plates, cocktails & wine.

    1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  20. Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge

    Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge

    Trendy spot with Spanish tapas, wine, beer & cocktails plus a back patio & occasional live music.

    77 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$