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

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  1. Pinowski AP

    Pinowski AP Member

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    I am moving to NYC in a month or so. I've always wanted my own club team, and now I have the opportunity. :)

    I know there are several ways to get to the stadium from the city. From Manhattan, what do you guys believe to be the best (cheapest/fastest) method?

    Not a "bandwagoner", I swear. I'm just a soccer fan who has been stuck watching the league from a distance, until now :cool:


  2. irishapple21

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    You should take the PATH. It's $1.75 and drops you off right outside the stadium. Welcome to NY!
  3. rwani13

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    welcome indeed! you're lucky, until now the red bulls have been absolute shiite! although, to be honest, seeing them through all the shite makes it better now that they're actually good
  4. eightyhoursaway

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    catch the PATH from the WTC


  5. iced1776

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    I come from Brooklyn and going to the World Trade Center PATH station and taking it straight to the stadium is the cheapest and easiest, total travel time is short too.
  6. metroflip73

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    PATH.

    25 mins or so from WTC to Harrison.
  7. NebraskaAddick

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    On my last visit, coming from midtown I took the PATH from Herald Square and transferred free at Journal Square--but albeit to a full train. Is that still better, though (if coming from midtown) than taking a NYC subway to WTC and then the PATH over? And is that an extra fare, or is there something that works if you have a metrocard?

    I know, I know, I live in Nebraska, but I will live in your area some day, I promise. I love transit, and it sucks where I live--but that's not the only reason I want to live there.
  8. nyrmetros

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    Subway down to WTC and then PATH will give yu a seat on PATH, but an addition $2.25 to the MTA. Is a seat worth $2.25? up tp you
  9. cthomer5000

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    Also no transfer needed. I would personally go down to WTC and take the train from there. It is going to cost you another 4.50 round-trip though... so take that into consideration. If you do that every home game, i guess it starts adding up.
  10. Fevernova99

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    Depends on where you are coming from. I think WTC path is pretty good, but if you leave from 34th st on weekends i would take nj transit its so much faster than going from the 34th st path since it goes to hoboken then loops back.
  11. cthomer5000

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    Also true.

    Cheapest is undoubtedly the PATH from 33rd. You have to transfer, but it's all the one fare... so like $1.75 each way.

    Quickest depends upon point of departure. Quickest from 34th is probably NJ Transit to Newark then walking to the stadium.

    Quickest from downtown is the WTC Path.
  12. canammj

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    Really depends on where you are coming from... Many other options depending on distance/location.. If you are in northern or central New Jersey, any NJ transit train or even Amtrak from anywhere between Washington DC and Boston right to Newark Penn Station and walk accross the bridge to the area. If are you are in Hoboken or live on the NJ side of the Hudson river, take the light rail to Hoboken, then Path to Harrison.
    If you are way out on Long Island, take the LI railway to Penn Station and then any train to Newark...
    If you are not in NY already or just visiting for the game, the HILTON HOTEL in Newark is attached to the Newark Penn Station. You litterally walk accross the bridge over the river into the Arena.. Going to do this in September.
    When I was there a couple years ago for a game at the swamp, i used this hotel as a base to go to the Yankee game and visit WTC area..
    Much cheaper than NYC proper
  13. blank25

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    parking in harrison

    I have to drive in for the LA game. How is parking in harrison? Is there a public parking lot across from the red bull arena.
  14. Rt. Hon. Basil Brush

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    Re: parking in harrison

    get there very early and you wont hate parking in harrison, until after the game. Get there at a normal time and you'll be in the thick of traffic just trying to get off the parkway. There is no parking across from the stadium, but there are lots within walking distance that the cops will be directing you to.
  15. Mstars96

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    Re: parking in harrison

    yes, plan to get there early, there is a 3 places to park, a temporary lot a block away north from the path station, one next to the station (big parking building) and across the street from the station all the way inside the empty warehouse.
  16. tk421

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    Who pays per ride? get a monthly pass if you live anywhere in the city and the price drops to considerably less than 2.50 a ride? (I know, I know PATH is a different system)
  17. Woodrow

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    Re: Preferred way to get to RB Arena

    Riding the Path Train with Thierry Henry:D
  18. soccerfan

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    Re: parking in harrison

    where you coming from ? I park on the Ironbound section, street parking is free and easy walk across the bridge . You may also find free parking if you decide to catch a bite at one of the many restaurants,we use El Pastor. LA game is sold out, you better be there 3 hours early.
  19. Sotug

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    First RedBull Arena game

    Hey guys me and my dad will be going to our first game in maybe 4 years next Wednesday against Toronto FC. It will also be our first trip to RedBull Arena. Do you guys recommend checking anything out around the arena or a particular concession stand at the arena? Also being that the game is on a weekday and I live in Queens how early should I get there? And finally do you think RM4 will make his debut next wednesday? Thanks alot
  20. NebraskaAddick

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    Re: First RedBull Arena game

    It is kind of nice in a way to see all these new threads pop up from newbies or out-of-towners. It means we're popular kids on the block. It's better than being a Revs fan.
  21. Ruict

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    Re: First RedBull Arena game

    The only thing I can tell you, is to get there early and get something to eat around the Ironbound area. El Pastor is a great place to eat and lots of Redbull atmosphere.
    Also I suggest parking your car around there too. Market street is a great choice to park your car.
    When it's time to go home just take market st to NJ Turnpike.
    I also live in Queens, and my experience going to the game is flawless.

    Anyway good luck and enjoy.
    I'll be there on sat the 14th against LA.
  22. Rt. Hon. Basil Brush

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    Re: parking in harrison

    thats what I do, but I answered re Harrison since he/she specifically asked about it. I tried harrison once and hated it!
  23. eightyhoursaway

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    Re: First RedBull Arena game

    get there like 2 or 3 hours early and head to El Pastor in Newark. It's on Market St, which is the street that you run into after you cross that little bridge. if you're driving, you can park your car in the El Pastor lot for free the whole time. Most of us in the ESC go there pre and post game. It's a lot of fun and they run drink and food specials for us.
  24. KareemSoda

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    Re: First RedBull Arena game

    RBNY is saying that Marquez will play this Sunday in Chicago
  25. QrysDonnell

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    Just to chime in with my 3 cents...

    Getting there:
    I live in Washington Heights by the A train. For me taking a NJ Transit train from NY Penn to Newark Penn is definitely the thing to do. Especially on a weekend as you can usually count on the MTA to do strange things, but A train service to Penn Station is always available in some way. (Not the case with A train service to Chambers). It does cost a few dollars more, and is a little more of a walk. (Also they don't seem to always collect tickets on this relatively quick trip, so sometimes it's 'free'.)

    Once you're there:
    I'm more of a beer drinker, so Bellos is my #1 spot, and it's right by Newark Penn. So I get off the train, have a few beers at Bellos. Recently I've taken to stopping by El Pastor for some sangria on the way to the stadium. The best of both worlds!

    At the stadium:
    There's a premium beer stand by 124 which has Stiegl on tap. I usually get a large one before the game. I don't get one at the half because RBA has slow concession lines at the half and I like to see the game!

    After the game:
    I walk back to Newark and take NJT to NY Penn. The PATH train after the game can be a harrowing experience. NJT has always been almost entirely pain-free. On NJ Transit I usually get a seat. On the PATH I usually get delayed.

    Generally the more crowded games have been worse than the less crowded games. When it is crowded it's not really THAT different from other large venues where if you're unlucky you may get stuck in traffic - we've just not been used to it at Giants Stadium. And with our new roster, I think we can expect most games to be of the crowded variety now.

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