SkyBlue moving to Red Bull Arena

Discussion in 'NJ/NY Sky Blue' started by toad455, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. RUfan

    RUfan Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    NJ
    Club:
    Sky Blue FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Good news! I have a soft spot in my heart for underdogs -- and Sky Blue has been that.
     
  3. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    Even if they only average 6-7k there, it's an improvement and hopefully be able to make some $$$. Maybe one game paired up with Red Bulls as a double-header? This move will also get some free agents to sign and actually get their draft picks to show up.
     
  4. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does anyone else suspect that there's more to this than simply using the Red Bulls' stadium?
     
  5. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    I don't see why to suspect anything like that. It's not all that different from when Chicago moved into Toyota Park, from what's been said so far. The only other semi-similar situation, i.e. the Spirit doing a slow year-by-year move into Audi Field, was fairly transparent in the fact that the negotiations included shifting the team's secondary presence from MD to VA.
     
  6. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    The only details that are unknown are where will SkyBlue train and where they will be housing the players?
     
  7. WoSoFan

    WoSoFan Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    I agree! I think there is more to it then just renting the stadium. May be far fetched, but RB's could have agreed to reduce the rent enough that drawing 6 tp 7 per game on average would make it profitable for Sky Blue to rent the stadium for all their games. Could be tied into some kind of 1st right of refusal by the Red Bulls to purchase, should Sky Blue decide to sell at some point.
     
  8. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    That's.... still just renting the stadium, reduced rate or not. It's highly unlikely that there was a set-in-concrete rate anyway. We already know that NWSL teams have repeatedly negotiated rates at many of their venues, whether it's been college venues or Toyota Park or Audi Field. It's all just setting contracts.

    And to be fair, LaHue said that drawing 4-5k* would still likely work for them based on the single big game they already had there.
    *as in about half of what their big 9k game was
     
  9. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    This also helps the Red Bulls fill the calendar up instead of the arena sitting empty. Gives them 12 more dates that the arena will be used.
     
  10. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    SkyBlue already has more STH than last season. And this happened in just 24 hours. Big step forward for this team. LaHue is hoping to hit 1,000 STH.

     
  11. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    I can't wait to make some games this year! Alyse LaHue is a saint for what she's done for this team.
     
  13. CoachJon

    CoachJon Member+

    Feb 1, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Road trip! I bought my ticket to the June 13 game vs. Chicago at Red Bull. Looking forward to seeing McCall in action!
     

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