Red Bulls to open stadium against Santos

January 21, 2010

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- The Red Bulls will formally open their new stadium on March 20 with an exhibition match against Santos, Pele's first club.

Red Bull Arena, a $200 million, 25,000-seat stadium, previously had been scheduled to open with a Major League Soccer game against the Chicago Fire on March 27.

Tickets for the game against Santos will be included for full season ticket holders, the Red Bulls said Thursday. The Red Bulls also plan a "soft opening," but did not go into details.

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