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Of the 17 MLS Regular Season matches in 2021, how many will be played at Yankee Stadium?


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mgarbowski

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Eyeballing it I count 10 possible weekend home games at Yankee Stadium.

4/10-11
4/24-25
5/15-16
6/12-13
7/10-11
7/24-25
8/14 (must be day game)
8/28-29
9/12
9/25-26

Six possible weeknights
May 12-13
June 9-10
July 7-8
July 27-29
Aug 11 (Wed before a possible Saturday day game)
Aug 25-26

Using all of these requires multiple double game weeks, and the August 11/August 14 combo seems especially unlikely. I would put a hard cap at 15 Yankee Stadium games, and likely 11-12. I also have not cross checked against FIFA breaks to see if any potential YS games overlap with those. NYCFC chose not to play in any 2020 FIFA breaks before everything went to pieces. Plus I might have made an error here or there.
 

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I'm assuming the idea of this season's Citi Field stuff was to test the waters on fans coming to Citi Field and see how viable it is as a YS alternative. If it worked, I presume we would have seen many more games at Citi Field next season, maybe a more half-half split. However since we didn't get that, I guess they'll try to opt for less games at Citi next season.
 

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Eyeballing it I count 10 possible weekend home games at Yankee Stadium.

4/10-11
4/24-25
5/15-16
6/12-13
7/10-11
7/24-25
8/14 (must be day game)
8/28-29
9/12
9/25-26

Six possible weeknights
May 12-13
June 9-10
July 7-8
July 27-29
Aug 11 (Wed before a possible Saturday day game)
Aug 25-26

Using all of these requires multiple double game weeks, and the August 11/August 14 combo seems especially unlikely. I would put a hard cap at 15 Yankee Stadium games, and likely 11-12. I also have not cross checked against FIFA breaks to see if any potential YS games overlap with those. NYCFC chose not to play in any 2020 FIFA breaks before everything went to pieces. Plus I might have made an error here or there.
You're not counting March, when the team usually hosts at least two home games. That would mean up to 12 home weekend games.
 

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I'm assuming the idea of this season's Citi Field stuff was to test the waters on fans coming to Citi Field and see how viable it is as a YS alternative. If it worked, I presume we would have seen many more games at Citi Field next season, maybe a more half-half split. However since we didn't get that, I guess they'll try to opt for less games at Citi next season.
If the Mets are sold by October, I wonder if the new owner would be open to more games at Citifield next season.
 
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If the Mets are sold by October, I wonder if the new owner would be open to more games at Citifield next season.
I feel like since the Yankees own NYCFC, they're the ones that wouldn't want more games at Citi Field. But who knows what that dynamic looks like right now.
 

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MLS will not delay the start of its 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with plans to start as normal in March, the league announced Friday.

i still dont think we will be able to go to games even in limited quantity by then in nyc. making this 2021 payment even more of an issue.
 
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Eyeballing it I count 10 possible weekend home games at Yankee Stadium.

4/10-11
4/24-25
5/15-16
6/12-13
7/10-11
7/24-25
8/14 (must be day game)
8/28-29
9/12
9/25-26

Six possible weeknights
May 12-13
June 9-10
July 7-8
July 27-29
Aug 11 (Wed before a possible Saturday day game)
Aug 25-26

Using all of these requires multiple double game weeks, and the August 11/August 14 combo seems especially unlikely. I would put a hard cap at 15 Yankee Stadium games, and likely 11-12. I also have not cross checked against FIFA breaks to see if any potential YS games overlap with those. NYCFC chose not to play in any 2020 FIFA breaks before everything went to pieces. Plus I might have made an error here or there.
Hey what about Red Bull Arena Dates?
 
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this. No way we are having home games with fans by March 2021. Either they will roll those games into 2022 payments or refund.
Not by March, but maybe by June or July if enough people have been vaccinated that we can have fans. Anyone who's been vaccinated, in theory, should be clear to return to normal.
 
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Not by March, but maybe by June or July if enough people have been vaccinated that we can have fans. Anyone who's been vaccinated, in theory, should be clear to return to normal.
let's hope the logistics of it all get worked out by then! would suck of we go another season without being able to go to games.
 
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It certainly seems unlikely that we will have fans in the stands in March, but one thing I’ve realized about this pandemic, it’s that you can’t really know what the situation will be in one month, much less five.

Plus, a limited number of socially distanced fans in Yankee Stadium is among the safest activities you can have. It’s outside, and easy to maintain distance and wear a mask. Our governor showed no particular excitement about opening stadiums on that basis, but if the numbers are low in March, I can see it happening.
 

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If J&J can get approval by February, I think we are good to go for March/April home games.
Pfizer and Moderna can get us rolling, but the added capacity of the J&J vaccine could give us the critical mass needed.
I'm sure the ideal vaccination ratio for this will be at least 200m Americans, but by April I think we'll be over 100m, with the most critical and vulnerable people covered, and rising quickly at that point.

The combination of a growing vaccinated population, and the outdoor venue, sets us up well. Indoor events will probably be at least a few months behind.
 

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If J&J can get approval by February, I think we are good to go for March/April home games.
Pfizer and Moderna can get us rolling, but the added capacity of the J&J vaccine could give us the critical mass needed.
I'm sure the ideal vaccination ratio for this will be at least 200m Americans, but by April I think we'll be over 100m, with the most critical and vulnerable people covered, and rising quickly at that point.

The combination of a growing vaccinated population, and the outdoor venue, sets us up well. Indoor events will probably be at least a few months behind.
you really thing 200mm Americans are going to take the vaccine?
 

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you really thing 200mm Americans are going to take the vaccine?
Ultimately yes. If it's touted by Trump, Biden, Fauci and governors I think people will eventually get past the partisan hurdle, and over several months more and more people will get it as confidence in its safety gets stronger. There will be resistance, but come spring time most people will grow up.
 

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Ultimately yes. If it's touted by Trump, Biden, Fauci and governors I think people will eventually get past the partisan hurdle, and over several months more and more people will get it as confidence in its safety gets stronger. There will be resistance, but come spring time most people will grow up.
when people tell me they won’t take it, it’s not partisan. Some of the strongest Biden supporters I know are afraid to take it without at least a few years to see side effects. I think you’re overestimating People’s willingness to take an untested drug, as well as wrongfully connecting it to today’s politically charged atmosphere.
 
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