On Sunday, October 28th, New York City FC will host Fan Appreciation Day at the Club’s final match of the regular season against the Philadelphia Union at Yankee Stadium. Fans will be able to participate in a number of special events in and around Yankee Stadium on gameday. The match begins at 4:30 pm and gates will open at 3:00 pm.
Prior to kickoff, a Fan Fest will take place outside of the stadium from 1:00 – 3:30pm on River Avenue featuring live music, games, and more. NYCFC partner Degree will host a 3v3 round-robin soccer tournament so fans can Play More, Move More, Live More. Registration starts at 1:00 pm. In addition, Ford will be hosting a VR experience and there will other activations from New York Presbyterian, JAG, and AT&T on-site.
Inside the stadium, fans will be treated to select discount concessions and a national anthem performance by Yankees legend, Bernie Williams. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to randomly win items and money-can’t-buy experiences as they arrive at the stadium, including:
Seat upgrades (including to pitchside and into the Delta Sky 360 Suite)
Game experiences such as City Sendoff, honorary captain, setting off the smokestacks, and press conference attendance
20% off all merchandise
At the conclusion of the match, the annual “Shirts Off Our Backs” tradition will take place where fans will have the opportunity to exchange shirts with a first team NYCFC player on the field.
The week leading into the match, NYCFC partner Tinder, the world’s most popular lifestyle app for meeting new people, will be connecting 50 NYC singles at the match. With the help of NYCFC players, Tinder will be gifting complimentary single tickets to celebrate the single life. The first 50 Tinder users to arrive at a select location on Thursday, October 25th will be greeted by NYCFC first team players and will receive their single ticket to the match. To participate, follow NYCFC and Tinder social accounts to find out where and when.
About New York City Football Club
New York City Football Club is an American professional soccer team based in New York City that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) in the Eastern Conference of the league. It was announced as the League’s 20th franchise on May 21, 2013 and is the first and only MLS Club located within the five boroughs of New York City. Majority owned by City Football Group (CFG), New York City FC plays its home games at Yankee Stadium, which is also home to minority owner, the New York Yankees.
New York City FC kicked off its inaugural MLS season in March 2015 and has former US National Team captain Claudio Reyna as its Sporting Director and Domènec Torrent as its Head Coach. Torrent, former Head Coach of Girona FC and Assistant Coach at FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich, has most recently been Pep Guardiola’s right hand man at sister club Manchester City. In November 2016, construction began on New York City FC’s elite First Team training facility featuring one and a half grass fields, team offices and medical and welfare facilities. The facility was opened for the 2018 MLS season and officially named Etihad City Football Academy in New York. The third Academy built across the globe by CFG, the design was overseen by New York based architect Rafael Viñoly, who designed the training facilities for New York City FC’s sister Clubs Manchester City FC and Melbourne City FC.
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