NWSL club Sky Blue FC and MLS outfit New York Red Bulls announced on Monday that they have reached an agreement for Sky Blue to play their home games in 2020 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
Sky Blue closed the 2019 season with two home games at Red Bull Arena, with turnout impressive at both matches. Previously, the team played at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University.
"After our players and fans experienced Red Bull Arena in 2019, we knew it was the perfect venue to host Sky Blue and showcase this incredible league," said Sky Blue general manager Alyse LaHue said in a joint statement. "We're extremely grateful to the Red Bulls organization for all their efforts in reaching this agreement, and will always remain thankful to Rutgers for their commitment to Sky Blue throughout the years.
"The move to Red Bull Arena builds upon the positive momentum we gained last season and will help propel our club and the league to the next level," she added.
Red Bull Arena opened in 2010 and has been the Red Bulls' home for nearly a decade.
"We are pleased to welcome Sky Blue FC back to Red Bull Arena after two successful events in 2019," said Red Bulls general manager Marc de Grandpre. "Having NWSL matches here in Harrison is great for soccer fans in the New York metro area, and we look forward to providing Sky Blue fans, players, and staff a world-class experience every time they enter Red Bull Arena."
Sky Blue finished in eighth place in NWSL play in 2019, but they improved across the board compared to their 2018 record. Their squad is highlighted by two-time World Cup winner and former FIFA World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd and rising Canadian national team star Kailen Sheridan in goal.