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Will a New Stadium Boost New York's Worst Sports Team? (And, No, Not the Knicks)



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In 2009, despite their best efforts at dysfunction, the Knicks were not the worst sports team in New York. Nor were the brittle Giants or the injury plagued Mets. Not even the Islanders, dead last in the NHL, were as bad as the New York Red Bulls, Major League Soccer's punching bag of 2009. Last season, they went 5-19-6, basically winning only 17 percent of their contests.

The name may be unfamiliar, but the team has been around since the league's formation in 1995. Originally burdened with the awkward title of the New York/New Jersey MetroStars, they were rebranded by the energy drink company in 2006, a humiliating loss of identity which has actually proved a boon. For Red Bull brought money and Red Bull has given them a stadium. On Saturday night, when they played the first competitive game in their new 25,000-seat home, it looked like the worst team in an overlooked league may finally have a future.

Like most MLS clubs, they began life playing on a football field—in this case, the cavernous Giants Stadium—with as many as 60,000 empty seats there to remind the fans that America doesn't care about soccer.

...And so the "soccer specific stadium," with the right-size field and a modest number of seats, is meant to save the MLS. Nine of the 16 teams now play in one, and with its $200 million price tag, New York's is by far the most expensive. Named, of course, Red Bull Arena, it sits near Newark in the middle of a construction site in Harrison, N.J., the future "Riverbend" commercial district. Harrison and Hudson County pitched in $100 million for the stadium's construction and maintenance, including land and parking, in the hopes that it may soon anchor the commercial district.
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A large phase of the residential development is taking shape behind the parking garage.

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I love that New York has a soccer team. Love soccer. Hate that it isn't in NYC, let alone New York
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I love that New York has a soccer team. Love soccer. Hate that it isn't in NYC, let alone New York
Neither are the Jets or the Giants. I don't think the fans care though, and the city threw the Giants a tickertape parade after their last superbowl victory.
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I love that New York has a soccer team. Love soccer. Hate that it isn't in NYC, let alone New York
In exchange, we'll be getting the Nets in a couple of years.
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Nearly a year after the Red Bull Arena opened its doors in Harrison, N.J., the urban rebirth some had hoped for the Hudson County town has yet to gel, but signs of development are beginning to emerge.

Once a thriving manufacturing and distribution center nicknamed the "Beehive of Industry," Harrison was home to factories for Thomas A. Edison and Radio Corp. of America, among others. But it had turned into bleak, brownfield-littered landscape along the Passaic River as most of the factory lights had gone out by the 1970s, putting the town into a tailspin.

The March opening of a $200 million, 25,000-seat soccer stadium was meant to be the centerpiece of an ambitious redevelopment plan put together more than a decade ago. The plan—covering more than 250 acres, a full third of the town's total footprint—envisions building residential and retail space in various projects as well as a new PATH train station.

The plan has gone through a series of hurdles. The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center destroyed Harrison's direct rail connection to Manhattan and set back the town's redevelopment prospects. More recently, investment plans languished during the worst of the economic downturn.

"We had the plan, the investors and the developers and then 9/11 happened," said Greg Kowalski, executive director of the Harrison Redevelopment Agency.

A Hampton Inn on Passaic Avenue, which was part of the redevelopment plan, opened in 2004. Now, several previously dormant projects are making progress.

The first phase of Harrison Commons, a mixed-use development located across from the Red Bull Arena, is expect to finish construction in the next few months. It will include rental apartments as well as retail space, and the first occupants are expected to move in this summer.

"The Harrison PATH stop is the only stop in the 13-stop system that has not been developed," said Richard Miller, chief executive of Pegasus Group. Pegasus and Ironstate Development, both of Hoboken, are developers for the project.


Mr. Miller hopes the project will appeal to "young professionals who will be attracted to the exciting downtown setting and convenient commute to Manhattan."

Another major project that is in the works is the Riverbend at Harrison, which is intended to transform 35 acres into condos, townhouses, apartments and office space.

Peter Cocoziello, CEO of Advance Realty Group, the developer of the Riverbend project, said the town was "in the process of reviewing our plans" and that he expected construction to begin later this year.


And just along the waterfront, Millrose Developers, a joint venture between Millennium Homes and Roseland Property Co., completed the first phase of River Park at Harrison in 2007. The project included 176 housing units and a riverwalk park along the Passaic river and was sold out soon after launch. The second phase of the project is under way.

Despite the limited number of completed projects so far, many local business owners are pleased with the impact of Red Bull Arena on the town, which has deep soccer roots.

"For us, it's a bonus because there was nothing here before," said Jerry Fernandez, co-owner of the Spanish Pavillion on Harrison Avenue. The restaurant, which was recently featured on the reality television show "Kitchen Nightmares," hosts pre-game parties as well as outdoor buffets on game days.

Rick Rady, the manager of La Pizza, a restaurant a few blocks away on Harrison Avenue, points to the throngs of soccer fans who travel from out of state, stay at the Hampton Inn and patronize restaurants like his. Much less benefit comes from "the ones who take the PATH, just get off and on the train after the game," he said.

Some locals are skeptical about the extent to which the arena can spearhead development in Harrison. "They have a handful of games in a year," said Al Silva, a local real-estate agent. "You really can't stay in business here based on the arena."

Others point to the congestion and infrastructure problems faced by the town on game days. The new Harrison PATH station is to be built over the next few years, although the exact timeline for the project is unclear.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates PATH, continues to acquire property for the Harrison station modernization project, with more than $2.5 million included in this year's capital budget for purchases, according to Port Authority spokesman Ron Marisco.


Red Bull Arena, meanwhile, is gearing up for a new season, which includes two summer concerts by indie jam band Dispatch—with the first concert nearly sold out.

"Right now we are the brightest candle on the cake," said Erik Stover, managing director of the New York Red Bulls, "but the rest of the development might be more important to the people of Harrison."

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Really looking forward to next season. I will try to go to a game but if it's a pain to get there then forget it. The stadium looks nice though.
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Not too impressed with the design of the stadium. Looks fine but nothing salivating. I say go all out when building something as large as this, it will last for a while, and people want to see something that can stand the test of time (design wise). It's still nice though.
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Not too impressed with the design of the stadium. Looks fine but nothing salivating. I say go all out when building something as large as this, it will last for a while, and people want to see something that can stand the test of time (design wise). It's still nice though.

As large as a 25 thousand seat stadium?? It's basically a hockey arena expanded to fit a full football field. I'm not exactly sure what it is you are looking for.

No team in this league is going to build a Soccer Specific venue over 30 thousand. I've been to 3 games at this place and its fantastic. Once they finish the town area of project its going to be a much nicer area too!
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Really looking forward to next season. I will try to go to a game but if it's a pain to get there then forget it.
Just hop on the PATH, four stops from the World Trade Center, and a few more from other stops in Manhattan via transfer in Jersey City.

Some of the developments mentioned in the article and scenes from Harrison (Jan 28, 2011)

















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So I went to yesterday's game (which was awesome) with friends and saw a lot of posters for new developments. Does anyone know what and where they are exactly? Also, the stadium is really nice, very simplistic.
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If you went to the game you obviously saw those 4 big dirt lots in front of the stadium. They are 4 land lots that are waiting for funding / approval for
this project to get started. http://www.advancerealtygroup.com/ha...tter_09-10.pdf

It's a real shame it hasn't started yet because all these people flooding away from the game and there's nothing to do afterwards!
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It would make since to put a parking lot in front of the place. It's a seasonal soccer stadium, not an indoor arena used 12 months a year.
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If you went to the game you obviously saw those 4 big dirt lots in front of the stadium. They are 4 land lots that are waiting for funding / approval for
this project to get started. http://www.advancerealtygroup.com/ha...tter_09-10.pdf

It's a real shame it hasn't started yet because all these people flooding away from the game and there's nothing to do afterwards!
Yeah I saw those but they didn't seem touched, they were full of grass. There are a lot of nice old abandoned buildings too that are near the stadium that would look nice renovated or restored. And I agree that some kind of retail is needed near the stadium (not like Yankee stadium where every store is Yankee gear) and certainly a bigger train station.
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As is the case with just about everything else, the economy hasn't helped speed things up here. But there is enough happening in the immediate area. Patience.
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Anything new on this project? Been watching from afar.
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I like this stadium. I think they did a really good job with its design. But, it seems to me that a renovated Giants Stadium would have been a much nicer option.
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What are you talking about??? They played in front of 70 thousand empty seats at Giants stadium and not real grass. What possible reason would they stay there for??
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