Gameday RB Arena Travel/Parking/Hangout Thread [Merged]

Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by Pinowski AP, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. ukraine76

    ukraine76 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2001
    Location:
    New York
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    Hi. I am a season TH and attend most of the games, but we usually eat at the stadium or Five Guys. Which of the Portuguese places would you recommend for Sunday? Want to get there around 10:45, watch some EPL, leave the car there and walk to RBA. Will be with kids, so that's important. And want to go to a place that will definitely have EPL games (preferably multiple TV's)


  2. GMangs

    GMangs Red Card

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Country:
    Italy
  3. MetroChile

    MetroChile Member+

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2001
    Location:
    NJ; Valpo.
    Club:
    Santiago Wanderers
    Country:
    Chile
    Boi na brasa. :cool:
    j1mbr0wn repped this.
  4. j1mbr0wn

    j1mbr0wn Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Location:
    Newark, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    Yes.


  5. Deuteriumoxide

    Deuteriumoxide Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2003
    Location:
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    We are coming up from Maryland for the game this weekend. We are staying 1.7 m from the stadium at a hotel in Newark. We have a 3 year old. Where should we eat/hang out pre match?

    (i'm not afraid of being around our supporters with the three year old. He has been to a few trips to RFK with the south ward)
  6. iced1776

    iced1776 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    I always prefer El Pastor simply because of the nice outdoor patio and cheap drafts, and people bring their kids all the time. The food has taken a serious hit as its grown in popularity though, they used to make each order fresh on the grill but now they keep everything in catering trays and the food often gets cold.
  7. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    MMM Bellos is a great beer bar right next to Newark Penn. Manny and John run a great place there. Over 100 different beers from all over the world and some of the best pub fare I've ever had (make sure to ask for the specials). Can get crowded sometimes, but if you get there early you can get a table to sit down and eat. There is also a separate up stairs area where one of the supporters groups gathers.

    Fernandez is my favorite rodizio place in the ironbound. Little closer to the stadium. Great food. Much bigger place with a big bar with lots of flat screens and a separate dining section as well.
    GMangs repped this.
  8. Deuteriumoxide

    Deuteriumoxide Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2003
    Location:
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    I love beer. That sounds like a winner right there.
  9. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    Manny (the Owner) is Portuguese. Ask him if he has any Portuguese beers in stock. If not, he almost always has something new he can recommend.
  10. GMangs

    GMangs Red Card

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Country:
    Italy
    I'll second that on Bellos. We have been taking the train the last few times. Love it there. Great beer and food. Great prices too. Then the bus to game, can't beat it. My new favorite place.
  11. GMangs

    GMangs Red Card

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Country:
    Italy
    I saw some in the cooler yesterday.
  12. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 BigSoccer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
  13. defendyourself

    defendyourself Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    Woodrow repped this.
  14. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    It's my understanding that on the WEEKENDS during the 2014 season the PATH train will be out of service from the World Trade Center station to the Harrison station.

    Alternate routes from NYC:
    You can still catch the PATH from 33rd st, 23rd st, 14th st, 9th st, and christopher st. Make sure to add some time to your trip though because the train will make a stop in Hoboken before moving on to Journal Square. At Journal Square you will need to transfer to a PATH train going the rest of the way to Harrison Station.

    http://www.panynj.gov/path/full-schedules.html

    You can also use NJT and catch a train from New York Penn Station going to Newark Penn Station. This is a faster/easier way to go if you plan on grabbing a beer/food pregame and walking over with the supporters to the stadium (~15 min. walk).

    http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TripPlannerTo

    Also Legends Bar (by the empire state building) has a cool deal where you pay $20 for a roundtrip bus ticket from the bar to the stadium. Busses leave 1.5 hours before kickoff and include beer on the bus!

    http://www.footballfactoryny.com/trips
    miggly repped this.
  15. miggly

    miggly Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2000
    Location:
    NYC
    Thanks for this info. Would have made my day get off to a pretty crappy start tomorrow had I not read this. Trains are going to be especially over-crowded now.
  16. joehooligan0303

    joehooligan0303 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2001
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    Hey Red Bull fans. I have some questions that I am sure have been answered in this thread, but I see it has been going on for almost 4 years. So, if you have the patience for a hick from TN I am going to just pose the questions instead of trying to figure it out by reading over 3.5 years of info for which I don't know what parts are still valid...

    My wife and I are trying to plan a summer trip which may include going to the Red Bulls game at RBA on July 12th (7pm). We would be arriving to the RBA area pretty early in the morning. We would like to park "near" the stadium and leave our car there all day and take some sort of public transit into the city to do some tourist sight seeing then come back to RBA via public transit for the game. Keep in mind that I am completely ignorant about NYC area and don't know what all the abbreviations for the different transits mean.
    1. Can you park your car near the stadium for the entire day (with-in walking distance)?
      1. Any idea on cost for parking for 12 plus hours.
    2. What would be the best way to get to the city and back via public transit?
      1. We would also probably use public transit to get around the city.
      2. Can you buy a 1 day metropass and would that work to get to and from the stadium?

    P.S. Don't hold the fact that my profile says I am a Galaxy fan against me. While I am a Galaxy fan I am more a fan of the league itself than a particular team. :)

    Thanks in advance for any info you can pass on to this hick :)
  17. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 BigSoccer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
    I'm thinking that your best bet if you are staying in Manhattan is to take a NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station and then take the 10 or 15 minute walk from the train station over the bridge into Harrison. The walk is very safe and you'll see lots of nice restaurants and they'll be plenty of other NYRB supporters taking the exact same walk.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2014
  18. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    You could park around NEWARK Penn Station. Sometimes you can find free street parking. If not, there are a lot of $10 lots.

    From there you could take the PATH train from NEWARK Penn Station to the 33rd Street stop (last stop) in New York City. That would land you right near Macy's, the empire state building, and Times Square. It would also land you right on top of all the major subway lines if say for instance you wanted to go down to the World Trade Center (or wherever).

    If you buy a METROCARD you can use that for all all transportation (PATH and subway). Just make sure to put enough money on it for you and your family. Subway rides are like $2.50 per person per ride. Ditto the PATH I believe.

    On the way back to the stadium you could take the PATH from 33rd st., 23rd st., etc. (get a PATH map/app) and either go direct to the stadium (Harrison stop), or back to NEWARK Penn Station if you'd like to go back to your car real quick or grab something to eat (lots of good restaurants in that area - mostly spanish, brazillian, etc.).

    The walk between NEWARK Penn Station and the stadium is about 15-20 minutes.

    Allow 45 minutes via PATH from NEWARK Penn to 33rd St. NYC. It might not take that long, but sometimes it does.

    If you have an idea of what your itinerary will be post it here and we can let you know if you've set aside enough time for everything, etc.
    joehooligan0303 repped this.
  19. joehooligan0303

    joehooligan0303 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2001
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    We would not be staying in Manhattan. We would just be driving into the area from the south for the day.
  20. joehooligan0303

    joehooligan0303 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2001
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    Wow thanks! This is great info. Thanks for taking the time to help out. Who says New Yorkers aren't nice ;)
  21. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    If you stand in the middle of the sidewalk to stare up at the tall buildings we will yell at you. Step to the side to do that and you'll be all good.

    ...actually that's a good rule for the subway too. Step to the side when you're trying to figure something out. New Yorkers are very helpful, but we live on the "New York minute". So if you get in our way you're gonna hear about it. :thumbsup:
    joehooligan0303 repped this.
  22. joehooligan0303

    joehooligan0303 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2001
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    I will let you know if we finalize on our NYC tourist itinerary. As of right now we don't have that part completely planned out.

    Follow up question. Is there not a such thing as a one day METROCARD that lets you ride as much as you want for one day? Do you have to essentially pay per subway ride? If so I would assume you can add more money to the card as the day goes on...correct? Again remember I am ignorant of how the whole public transit thing works.

    Thanks again.
  23. joehooligan0303

    joehooligan0303 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2001
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    I do remember that part from the one time I have been to NYC (for less than a day). You guys also don't like it if we stop in the middle of the road while crossing to take a photo of a tall building ;)
  24. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    I don't think you can get an unlimited single day pass. I think those start at 1 week.

    You would essentially put 10, 20, 40 dollars on one card, use that one card for everyone traveling with you, and yes you can refill it with more money. However, the more money you put on it initially the more you save.

    So if it's 2 of you, then you know you'll spend $10 total going to the city and coming back on the PATH. You'd buy a $10 card and be done with it. However, if you think you might use the subway you have to figure out just how many rides you're going to take.
  25. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    If I was driving in the city I would run you over with my car. $hit like that pisses us off like no other.
    msilverstein47 and joehooligan0303 repped this.

Share This Page