A fan's guide to watching New York City FC at Yankee Stadium
New York is known as the greatest city in the world (don’t dare tell a New Yorker otherwise), and it’s also a melting pot of soccer cultures and supporters.
The most recent major addition to that is New York City FC, which kicked off in Major League Soccer in 2015 and created an instant connection with fans in the Big Apple, averaging over 29,000 fans per game in its inaugural season.
NYCFC’s match-day experience is absolutely unique. The club plays at Yankee Stadium, the (new rendition of the) most famous baseball ground in the world.
It makes for cozy field dimensions and an atmosphere unlike any other in MLS, and like all things close home, New Yorkers are proud of it. If you’re coming to New York to watch an NYCFC match, there are a few things you need to know, from the legend of Stan to the growing cult of the chicken bucket.
Who better to plan your trip than the NYCFC Pigeon? Don’t worry, he’ll explain.