In its return to professional soccer action in Major League Soccer’s MLS NEXT Pro league, Rochester New York Football Club (RNY FC) plans to open 2022 season ticket presale reservations the week of March 7. Formerly known as the Rochester Rhinos, RNY FC is the only independent club in the new MLS NEXT Pro league, which kicks off its inaugural season March 25. RNY FC plays its opener on the road against St. Louis City 2 March 25th and its first home game at Monroe Community College versus New York City FC II April 23.
Former Rochester Rhinos season ticket holders and current RNY FC newsletter subscribers will be the first to receive information on the season ticket presale process the week of February 28th. Sign up for the RNY FC newsletter at https://www.rnyfc.com/newsletter/.
RNY FC Co-owners David and Wendy Dworkin said,
“We are so pleased to bring professional soccer back to Rochester for our longtime supporters as well as new fans. It is an honor for Rochester NY FC to enter MLS NEXT Pro as the league’s first independent club. This new era of action promises to showcase the amazing talent of the next generation of pro soccer players and put a national and international spotlight on Rochester. We invite the entire community to come support RNY FC and join in sharing our team motto: Believe Impossible.”
RNY FC season ticket packages will include a tiered pricing plan and special benefits including concession discounts. The club plans to release information on season ticket pricing and the availability and pricing of individual game tickets in the coming weeks. RNY FC has reserved 1,000 seats at the 1,500 capacity MCC John DiMarco Field for season ticket holders.
RNY FC co-owner and English Premier League superstar Jamie Vardy said,
"Our stadium may be intimate, but we expect our fans to create an atmosphere to drive the team on the pitch and be our 12th man from the stands. We will be playing an attacking brand of football with a tempo and intensity to our play. While we respect our opponents, we want to be feared both on and off pitch. We don’t want teams to think it’s going to be easy coming to Rochester because it’s not. Finally, the long-awaited return is here, and I look forward to hearing the noise from our supporters in the stands on my TV in Leicester.”
RNY FC plays in the MLS NEXT Pro Eastern Conference Northeast Division which includes New England, New York City, Philadelphia, and Toronto. For the full MLS Next Pro schedule, visit www.MLSNEXTPro.com.
2022 RNY FC home games include (Dates are subject to change):
April 23 v. NYCFC II
April 29 v. Orlando City B
May 14 v. Inter Miami II
May 21 v. Philadelphia Union II
June 2 v. Toronto FC II
June 24 v. Columbus Crew 2
July 7 v. Philadelphia Union II
July 23 v. FC Cincinnati 2
July 30 v. Chicago Fire FC II
August 12 v. Toronto FC II
August 27 v. New England Revolution II
September 18 v. NYCFC II
RNY FC season ticket holders will also be eligible to purchase U.S. Open Cup home game tickets at a discounted price. Information on dates and times to be announced. The Rochester Rhinos achieved the impossible by winning the 1999 U.S. Open Cup over the best teams in America.
To learn more about Rochester New York FC and ticket plans, visit https://www.rnyfc.com/ or follow along on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok @rnyfcofficial. #BelieveImpossible