(Photo by Jason Schott)
Red Bull Arena announced today the plan to host concerts and live entertainment events beginning in 2017 at the venue located in Harrison, N.J. The 25,000-seat, two-level stadium is home to the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.
Located just minutes outside of New York City, Red Bull Arena opened in March 2010 and has become one of the most respected venues in the Tri-State Area. Due to the translucent roof to allow for natural light and seats within the bowl covered from precipitation, the venue has been a fan favorite for its comfort with every seat covered from inclement weather.
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Ten Years Later
By Lisa Marie Latino
Long Shot Publishing
We all remember what it was like to get the “save the date” for a high school or college reunion and feeling the pressure to show your classmates how far you’ve come.
Ten Years Later is the debut novel for Lisa Marie Latino, the Executive Producer of Long Shot Productions and the Production Coordinator for New York Giants radio broadcasts.
The book centers around Carla D’Agostino and her friends Dante, Katie, and Andrea, and the year leading up to their 10th anniversary high school reunion.
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(NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira leading practice at Estadio Victoria – Photo courtesy NYCFC)
New York City Football Club traveled to Mexico on Thursday, October 6 in anticipation of the Club’s friendly match against Club Necaxa the following night in Aguascalientes at the Estadio Victoria.
Upon arrival, David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and Andoni Iraola joined Marcelo Barovero, Jesus Isijara and Marcos Gonzalez from Club Necaxa at a signing session at the Altaria shopping center. Over 2,000 fans began lining up early in the morning for the opportunity to meet their favorite players.
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(NYCFC’s Jack Harrison dribbles in between Dax McCarty and Sal Zizzo of the Red Bulls earlier this season – USA Today Sports)
The Red Bulls and New York City Football Club are in a battle for the top spot in the Eastern conference with just two games remaining in the regular season.
They have gone back and forth in the battle for East supremacy, such as last weekend when an NYCFC win on Friday night on the road against the Houston Dynamo put them in first, and the Red Bulls answered with a win of their own against the Philadelphia Union to reclaim the top spot.
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By Matthew Futterman
Simon & Schuster
People in this day and age are used to seeing Peyton Manning doing advertisements for multiple products while watching a game.
It wasn’t too long ago that athletes were not seen as endorsers, or anything beyond what they did on the field of play.
Matthew Futterman’s Players writes the story of how this changed, and says of the landscape of pro sports up until about 60 years ago, “The story of professional sports in the United States for the first eight decades of the twentieth century is largely one of exploitation. It’s a story of one-sided contracts and lopsided deals in which teams, leagues, national and international sports federations, and countless other moneyed interests who had put themselves into positions of power took advantage of athletes who were some combination of too young, too uninformed, or too uneducated to realize just how they were being used, and too unrepresented to do anything about it.”
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(Cleveland’s Andrew Miller and Manager Terry Francona during Game 1 Thursday night – @Indians)
TBS today announced start time scenarios for exclusive American League Division Series (ALDS) Coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile on Monday, Oct. 10.
If both ALDS extend to a Game 4, the network will televise Texas vs. Toronto at 1 p.m., with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m., and Cleveland vs. Boston at 6 p.m. with pre-game coverage at 5:30 p.m. If the Cleveland/Boston series ends in a sweep, the Rangers and Blue Jays will play at 6 p.m., with pre-game coverage at 5:30 p.m.
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(Jimmy Rollins, Casey Stern, Gary Sheffield, and Pedro Martinez on the set – Courtesy Turner Sports)
Major League Baseball legends Pedro Martinez, Gary Sheffield, and Jimmy Rollins will be in the studio, along with host Casey Stern, for MLB on TBS’ Postseason coverage.
TBS will be the exclusive home of the American League throughout the 2016 MLB Postseason.
The network’s exclusive American League Division Series (ALDS) Coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile will begin Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m., with MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by the All-New Chrysler Pacifica. At 4:30 p.m., the No. 1 seeded Texas Rangers with aces Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish will host the Toronto Blue Jays, who beat the Baltimore Orioles in the A.L. Wild Card Game, followed by Boston Red Sox, featuring AL MVP candidate Mookie Betts and slugger David Ortiz opening their series on the road against 2014 AL Cy Young Award Winner Corey Kluber, second-year standout shortstop Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians at 8 p.m.
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(Wagner scoring a touchdown in the third quarter – Photos by Jason Schott)
The Fort Hamilton Tigers lost a tough one to Wagner, 36-30, on Sunday afternoon in Bay Ridge.
The Tigers coughed up a 24-14 lead in this one and fell to 1-3 on the season.
Fort Hamilton Head Coach Daniel Perez said of the loss, “I feel for the seniors. We’re fighting for playoff positioning and to have a tough loss like this. The game we had in hand, and then they came out and it felt like all the breaks were going their way, and sometimes, you know, that’s how the football Gods are. You try to change the momentum, but the momentum was just too much to overcome.”
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(Dax McCarty celebrates his goal – courtesy Red Bulls)
The Red Bulls are back in first place in the Eastern Conference after battling back for a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
With the victory, the Red Bulls now have 51 points, with a 14-9-9 record, tied on with NYCFC, but they in first because of their edge on goal differential. Toronto FC is in third place with 49 points and a record of 13-10-9.
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(David Villa celebrating his second goal of the night with Tony Taylor – USA Today Sports)
David Villa scored twice to lift New York City Football Club to a huge win on the road, as they beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Friday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Villa’s brace, his sixth of the season, gives him 21 goals on the season and has taken over the lead in the race for the MLS Golden Boot.
With the win, NYCFC improved to 14-9-9, 51 points, and they move back into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Toronto FC, and three points ahead of the Red Bulls.
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