NYCFC Tickets

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NYCFC (New York City Football Club) is a soccer team part of Major League Soccer. They are the most unique team in MLS, as they don’t have an official home. There is a plan to open their dedicated soccer stadium in 2027, but until then, they play at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, Citi Field in Queens, and sometimes Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.


Here is the complete guide to buying tickets for New York City FC.


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How Much are NYCFC Tickets?


New York City FC tickets vary in price for numerous reasons, but you can expect to pick up the cheapest tickets for around $30. Ticket prices vary depending on where the game occurs (Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, or Red Bull Arena) and the opponent playing the team. Since the team currently plays at two MLB stadiums, ticket prices, for the most part, are similar between both venues.


However, ticket prices for a home game against the New York Red Bulls will be more expensive than other matches. The Hudson River Derby is the club’s most sought-after regular season ticket.


Finally, you can expect ticket prices to increase during a playoff game for NYCFC.


Where is the Supporters’ Section for an NYCFC Game at Yankee Stadium?

Where is the Supporters' Section for an NYCFC Game at Yankee Stadium

At Yankee Stadium, the supporters’ section is in the left field bleachers in sections 235-238. Fans in this area have a great view of the action since the seats are elevated and sit directly behind the goal. Fans in this area are standing, singing, and playing drums during the game to root for the boys in blue.


Where is the Supporters’ Section for an NYCFC Game at Citi Field?

Where is the Supporters' Section for an NYCFC Game at Citi Field

At Citi Field, the supporters’ section is in the right corner near the foul pole at sections 105 and 106. Citi Field allows drums, trumpets, and flags in this area; it will be the loudest section at the venue for a game. Expect to be standing, waving flags, chanting, and more when New York City FC plays here.


Who are the Biggest Rivals of NYCFC?

The New York Red Bulls are arguably the biggest rival of NYCFC. The matchup between these two squads is known as the Hudson River Derby. Expect ticket prices to be the most expensive for these games against their rival.


Outside of the Derby, you can expect more fan interest when Toronto FC, New England Revolution, and Philadelphia Union come to town. These three squads are in the Eastern Conference, meaning winning these games is more important for playoff seeding. Also, the distance for visiting fans to Yankee Stadium or Citi Field is only a few hours away, which is why they are popular.


What is the Average Capacity for a New York City Football Club Match?

What is the Average Capacity for a New York City Football Club Match

The average capacity for an NYCFC game is, at times, strange since they play at MLB stadiums that don’t open up all the seating for a game. On top of that, some of their games take place at Red Bull Arena, which some NYCFC supporters refuse to attend. With all that being the case, NYCFC 2023 regular season games have an average attendance of 20k, according to Soccer Stadium Digest.


The new NYCFC stadium opening in 2027 will have a max seating capacity 25k.


Is There Tailgating Before a Match?

Is There Tailgating Before a Match

If the soccer game is at Yankee Stadium, fans visit the bars directly outside of the stadium instead of partaking in traditional parking lot tailgating. Stan’s Bar is a popular choice for fans to meet before a game since that is where the march into the stadium takes place. Fans tend to arrive at these bars three to four hours before kickoff.


If the soccer game is at Citi Field, traditional tailgating occurs in the parking lots before a match. Tailgating occurs in the parking lots outside Citi Field, which makes tailgating with grills easier. Fans arrive three to four hours before kickoff to tailgate before a game. Also, there is a bar at Citi Field that you can visit before a game as well.


Also, visit the Yankee Stadium Food and Citi Field Food guides to see what you can eat at the venue.


Best Way to Get to the Game

Yankee Stadium and Citi Field have subway lines that bring fans directly to and from the game. A game at Yankee Stadium can be reached via the 4, B, and D lines that bring fans to the game. Meanwhile, games at Citi Field can be reached via the 7 train going directly to the stadium.


Fans can also drive to both venues for a game. Visit the Yankee Stadium Parking guide and Citi Field Parking guide for more information.


Finally, fans can use a rideshare program to get to and from the venue.