For those Boston Gooners planning to attend the (not so) friendly against Manchester United in NYC/NJ, we have a few announcements:
BG has set up a short information form we'd like our traveling supporters to fill out so we have a sense of who's coming from Boston prior to the weekend. It will also allow us to connect as a group on both the day before the match (Fri 21 July), and match day itself (Sat 22 July). Please take a moment to fill out the form by clicking this link. BG will create a WhatsApp group for those heading to the match using the information we receive from the form. Please download the app if you don't currently have it on your smartphone. This will allow us to communicate with our contingent in real time during the various events and match itself, to arrange things like group photo opportunities, or to address any issues that may emerge while we're all there. We will not share your information or use it for any other purpose. For those driving and willing to volunteer any available space in your car, or if you're heading to the match and haven't arranged transportation yet, please let us know by filling out the previously-mentioned information form. BG makes no guarantee we will be able to match ride-seekers with those who may have an extra seat, but we will try. Supporters are ultimately responsible for finalizing any arrangements after a potential match, but we wanted to provide a place for Gooners to offer and find rides.
For those planning to be in New York City the day prior to the match (Fri 21 July), a supporters party has been arranged by Arsenal NYC at Torch and Crown Brewery in Union Square (20 Union Square West, not the Soho location). BG highly recommends this event to our supporters as we expect it to be a memorable evening. Click here for more information and tickets. On match day, Arsenal NYC pubs O'Hanlon's (349 E 14th St, East Village) will be open from 8 am, and Olde City (201 8th Ave, Chelsea) will be open from 11a. Additionally, Hoboken Gooners pub Finnegan's (734 Willow Ave, Hoboken) will be open from 11a.
IMPORTANT NOTE: supporters are entirely responsible for their own transportation to and from MetLife Stadium. In addition to scheduled bus service, an Uber/Lyft will run approximately $60 from midtown Manhattan to the Meadowlands.
For those not traveling at all next week, BG will have a normal screening of MLS All-Stars v Arsenal at Dillion's on Wed 19 July. The match with Manchester United will be available at Dillon's as an unofficial event. Owing to the time difference however, there will be no screening for the match with Barcelona in LA on Wed 26 July.
Please let us know if you have any further questions or comments.
Keep The Faith,