Red Bull Arena is a go for Wednesday's East semi 2nd leg
Red Bull Arena is ready for action.
The New York Red Bulls on Saturday night announced that their stadium will be ready to host Wednesday night's Eastern Conference semifinal second leg against D.C. United (8 pm ET, NBC Sports Network).
As the No. 3 seed in the East, the Red Bulls were initially set to host No. 2 D.C. United on Saturday night, but the league and clubs flip-flopped venues for the two legs due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy which left RBA without power for nearly all of last week.
“Red Bull Arena has regained full power and clean-up efforts in and around the facility are already underway," the Red Bulls said in a Saturday night statement. "The maintenance crew and stadium staff have been very resourceful and ingenuous in assuring that the stadium operations will be completely on-line for that one special evening on Wednesday."
The club indicated that the final determination to confirm Red Bull Arena's readiness for Wednesday night was only made after consulting with league officials and local authorities.