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NWSL's Sky Blue FC Moving All '20 Home Matches To Red Bull Arena

NWSL club Sky Blue FC and the Red Bulls have "inked a deal" for Sky Blue to play all of their home matches at Red Bull Arena next year, according to Melanie Anzidei of the Bergen RECORD. This past season, Sky Blue relocated two home matches from Rutgers' Yurcak Field to Red Bull Arena to "meet a growing demand in attendance." While Yurcak "could only seat an estimated 5,000 fans" -- the matches at Red Bull Arena saw crowds of 8,314 in October and 9,415 in August. Sky Blue earlier this year announced that they were "actively searching for a new home." The two matches at Red Bull Arena "served as a test case for this eventual move." Red Bull Arena is entering its 11th season in '20, and the venue has been "lauded by soccer aficionados as the perfect arena for soccer matches because of its intimate size" (Bergen RECORD, 11/19).