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April 8, 2013

The NY Red Bulls – A Fun Excursion Out of Hoboken for Fans and Family

Filed under: Hoboken,Red Bulls,Soccer — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 2:00 AM

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The NY Red Bulls are a hop skip and a jump from Hoboken and are the closest Major League Soccer team for Hoboken residents to get to. Their state of the art stadium located by the PATH in Harrison, NJ  is a great venue for hard core fans of the game as well as casual. TheBoken.com caught a recent Red Bulls home game on March 30th vs. Philadelphia  Union on what turned out to be a splendid afternoon weather-wise. Ay half time the score was tied 0-0 and the game finally put away in the 81st minute by superstar Thierry Henry who had previously just missed scoring on a spectacular bicycle kick attempt. Had that attempt succeeded it would have made the highlight films for sure. In the end the Red Bulls prevailed 2-1 to make the outing even more worthwhile. The Red Bulls had numerous scoring chances but capitalized on two of them after dominating possession and opportunities for most of the game.

Members of H-mag , TheBoken.com and other Hoboken parents and children were able to gather together for a trip to this game. Important notes about the Red Bulls experience include affordable tickets, a very courtesy staff, beautiful stadium, close proximity to Hoboken via mass transit and enthusiastic fans. There is a fan section at one end of the stadium and these people literally stood up and cheered the entire game. I have actually never seen anything like it and will try to sit closer next time to this section for a loud and fun experience. Given the professionalism of the Stadium staff and the great seating at an affordable price, TheBoken.com will be back for more home games this season.

NY Red Bulls

Website: http://www.newyorkredbulls.com/

Tickets: https://tickets.newyorkredbulls.com/Online/

Below are some photos of the pregame ceremonies featuring some kids form Hoboken….

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Red Bulls 4-30-2013 Pre Game 1

Red Bulls 3-30-2013 Pre Game 2

And some photos from the game:

Red Bulls 3-30-2013 Game #3

Red Bulls 3-30-2013 Game #2

Red Bulls 3-30-2013 Game #1

Below are some HDR shots of the stadium….

Red Bulls Satdium HDR 3-30-2013 Photo of the Day Hoboken

Red Bulls Stadium HDR 3 3-30-2013

Red Bulls Stadium HDR 2 3-30-2013

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March 31, 2013

Photo of the Day–Red Bulls Stadium HDR

Filed under: Hoboken,New Jersey,Photo Of The Day,Red Bulls — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 9:55 AM

Red Bulls Satdium HDR 3-30-2013 Photo of the Day Hoboken

Yesterday, TheBoken.com took a field trip to see a Red Bulls MLS soccer game. The weather yesterday was perfect for such an outing made better by the fact the Red Bulls prevailed 2-1 over Phildelphia. Here is a photo of the stadium from the press box.

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March 27, 2013

Red Bulls Ticket Giveaway by h-Mag Ends today March 27th – One winner gets two VIP tickets and more

Filed under: hMag,Hoboken,Red Bulls — Tags: , , , , , , , — TheBoken @ 12:45 PM

Red Bulls H-mag ticket giveaway 3-27-2013

H-mag has a free Red Bulls ticket giveaway contest the ends today March 27th.  Enter to Win a VIP experience at the March 30th match between the NY Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union at the Red Bulls Arena. One Winner will win the following: Two (2) field seats to the March 30th match, Two (2) VIP field tours, Two (2) Red Bulls gift bags. One Winner will be announced on Wed. March 27th.

The link to enter is: http://www.hmag.com/contests/ny-red-bulls-vs-philadelphia-union/

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October 23, 2012

Pilsener Haus Red Bulls Game Viewing Party Saturday October 27 at 12:30pm

The Pilsener Haus Biergarten in Hoboken  (in conjunction with Hoboken Magazine) is having a  Red Bulls viewing party this coming Saturday October 27th as Hans Backe and the team focus on taking three points in a crucial match against Philadelphia this weekend.

Soccer/Football fans should come to The Pilsener Haus Biergarten in Hoboken, located at 1422 Grand Street, to cheer on the Red Bulls Saturday when they take on the Union in the final regular season match. The New York Red Bulls Street Team will be there in full effect raffling off prizes and giving away playoff tickets. The party starts at 12:30pm, with a 1:30pm kickoff. It is recommended to come by early for a chance to win, hang out and have a few quality frosty adult beverages before the match.

For more info, visit www.pilsenerhaus.com.



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August 24, 2012

Texas Arizona New York Red Bulls Viewing Party on Pier A Hoboken August 29th 7:30-10:30pm

Filed under: Hoboken,Pier A Park,Red Bulls — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 10:25 AM

Pier A Red Bulls Viewing Party Texas Arizona


Hey soccer fans, consider joining the folks at Texas Arizona  at Pier A in Hoboken for an outdoor viewing party on Wednesday August 29 when NY Red Bulls take on DC United in an Eastern Conference showdown. The game starts at 8pm but the festivities start at 7:30pm where you can challenge your friends to Race The Red Bulls and other activities from the Interactive Zone. TheBoken.com is not sure what an interactive zone is but it sounds like fun for us gadgetry types. Besides the views will be great. Nothing like a soccer match with NYC in the background.

RSVP here on their Facebook event link:  on.fb.me/Q7QySC

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April 17, 2012

New York Red Bulls Special Needs Soccer Program Returns to Hoboken

This was sent out from the City of Hoboken on a engaging program from the New York Red Bulls for kids with special needs…


The New York Red Bulls Believe program will be returning to the City of Hoboken this spring season. The program began in Hoboken in 2011 and was held in the spring and fall. Believe is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl who has special needs.

“I thank the Red Bulls for continuing to provide this free program that gives every child, regardless of their ability, a chance to learn and play sports,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

Full program details are listed below. Players must register in advance. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.redbullsacademy.com/training/special.aspx.

Completed forms must be mailed to:

Training Programs – Believe
Matt Reeves
Red Bull Arena
600 Cape May Street
Harrison NJ, 07029

Facility Location: Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Host Organization: City of Hoboken
Time: 4.30 pm to 5.45 pm
Day: Wednesdays
Start date: 5/2/12
End date: 6/6/12
Total number of session: 6
Cost: Free

Questions: E-mail: training@newyorkredbulls.com or call: 1-877-370-7287.

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October 13, 2011

Official Red Bulls Viewing Party at Mulligan’s Hoboken on October 15th 4pm

Luke Of Red Bulls Celebrates Goal

The New York Red Bulls, MLS Soccer Team, will host an official viewing party for their away match this weekend at Mulligan’s at 159 1st Street. The team plays Sporting KC on Saturday at 4pm on MSG. The event will include drink specials and a number of prizes. The Red Bulls are fighting for a playoff spot with two remaining games in the season before the MLS playoffs start at the end of the month.

More details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186886051386366

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October 10, 2011

Mulligan’s Hosting Q and A with Claudio Reyna on Monday Oct 10 at 8:30pm!

Filed under: Bars,Hoboken,Red Bulls,Sports,Sports Bars — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 12:10 PM

Mulligan's Hoboken

Mulligan’s Hosting Q and A with Claudio Reyna on Monday Oct 10 at 8:30pm!

Claudio Reyna is the US Soccer Youth Technical Director and Former U.S. Men’s National Team Captain. The US Team is in Hoboken today, and scheduled to play Ecuador on Tuesday Oct 11 at 7pm @ the Red Bull Arena in Harrison. Claudio will be at Mulligan’s tonight (10/10/2011) at 8:30pm to meet local fans, and answer questions from them. It’s a great opportunity for local soccer fans to meet him!

Mulligans Hoboken

Address: 159 1st St. (between Bloomfield & Garden) Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

Phone: 201-876-4101

Wikipedia Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudio_Reyna

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September 26, 2011

The New York Red Bulls Believe program comes to Hoboken 10/2/-10/30

Filed under: Hoboken,Red Bulls,Sports — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 9:00 AM

The New York Red Bulls Believe program comes to Hoboken this October…..

Red Bulls Soccer Program Believe in Hoboken

Believe Program Overview

The New York Red Bulls Believe program is an outreach initiative for young athletes with special needs. The program forms part of the Red Bulls extensive player development system that caters for players at all levels of the sport.

The Believe program is specially designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl who has a disability. Special qualified Red Bulls youth coaches are at each course to ensure appropriate learning takes place. Programs are offered in conjunction with various community partners and agencies that play an important supporting role.

Current Program Details:

This year’s program is at the  Hoboken Little League Field at  5th and Hudson organized by the City of Hoboken. The program runs Sundays 10/2 –10/30  9.00 am to 10.00 am for a total of 5 sessions.

Registration Information:

Registration Form

Completed forms should be mailed to:

Training Programs
Red Bull Arena,
600 Cape May Street
Harrison, NJ, 07029


E-mail: training@newyorkredbulls.com

Call: 1-877-370-7287

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June 18, 2011

Rolling Down to a Red Bulls Game

Filed under: Red Bulls,Sports — Tags: , , , — Drunken Polar Bear @ 11:25 AM

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need.” Some of the most famous Rolling Stones lyrics and the music blasting on my laptop as I write this review –a review of a Red Bulls game. I know you’re thinking using the Stones analogy is going to be a stretch and why aren’t I reviewing a bar since I am the bar columnist, but just read on. I was lucky enough to grab some awesome seats to a Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew game on a Saturday night and much like Mick Jagger sings, my soccer night, wasn’t what I wanted, but exactly what I needed.

So for those of you who don’t know – the US does play soccer between World Cups and exhibition matches and much of that soccer is played right here in our backyard. The MLS is comprised of 18 teams (2 conferences) and our team is the NY Red Bulls who currently sit atop the East Conference in first place. Luckily enough I was able to grab tickets from the Bearded Photographer (aka ½ of the team that runs the Boken) and head to a game on a Saturday with a large group.

Getting There/Tailgate

Game kicked off at 730, but the group (about 10-15 of us) kicked off the game at 5 with some tailgating. Coolers were packed with cold beers, heroes picked up from Vito’s deli (yummy) and we were off. I recommend bringing sandwiches as you may not always have a lot of room to grill. Tailgating is fun regardless of the location so I was excited. The drive from Hoboken to the stadium in Harrison (right next to Newark) only took about 20 minutes and once we got off the highway there were traffic cops and parking attendants directing us the whole way easing any navigation worries I had. If you take the PATH, it’s about 45 minutes to the Harrison stop. Parking isn’t bad, but don’t think it’s like the vastness Meadowlands parking lots. Red Bull Arena seats 25,000, but the stadium is still in a quasi-urban so parking can be a little tight. There were a few other groups tailgating but it was a causal mix of adults drinking beer and kids playing soccer. About 20 minutes before kickoff we made our way inside.


The Stadium

First reaction to the stadium – it’s fan freaking-tastic beautiful. Not just for a soccer arena, but for any arena. Still in its infancy, Red Bull arena is one of the best sports venues I have ever seen. The stadium is gorgeous, clean, easy to get around and stocked with concessions. All the seats have good views of the pitch (fancy term for soccer field) and they used different seat colors to make the Red Bull logo at mid-field in the lower level seats. Lines for concessions and the bathrooms weren’t long at all and moving around was easy.


The Game

IMG_2623I would say I watch more soccer than most (Saturday morning Manchester United games), but am not a huge fan. Soccer, like most Americans, is on the periphery of my sports spectrum, relegated to casual observer status by the likes of football, baseball and hockey. I got super into it during the World Cup and big UEFA championship game, but that’s about it. So I came in with very little expectations for the game. The Red Bulls went up 1-0 early in the game and it stayed that way for a while. Sitting in the front row (thanks Bearded Photographer) was awesome because the views were amazing and you really got to see the whole play develop like hockey. Looking around the stands you have the full range – casual fan, family outing, group of guys and super fans – but all are pretty friendly towards each other (except the Columbus fans). As the match moved into the 3 minutes of extra time, it looked like a 1-0 win for the Red Bulls, but a last minute goal ended the match thrillingly at 1-1. Yes – a soccer match can end 1-1 thrillingly (think a buzzer beater in basketball).


Worth the Trip

IMG_6182Overall, a trip to see the Red Bulls is definitely worth it this summer. It’s a quick trip to a great stadium and a good base of fans. As someone who watches fast paced hockey or the slower pace of baseball games, this game was a healthy and entertaining sports medium. Sitting in the front row I expected a crazy amount of action in front of me (which didn’t come true), but instead got to see the whole field and plays develop all while hanging out with a good group of friends. Exactly what I needed on a Saturday night.

Next up – back to the booze with Zylo (W Hotel) Scotch Tasting

- The Drunken Polar Bear.

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