Red Bulls Break Ground on new $112M Morris Township Soccer Complex

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The New York Red Bulls began construction on their new $112M soccer complex and training grounds. They will build this 80-acre parcel of land in Morris Township as the home of their new training complex and headquarters for their sporting department. The training complex will be used by the main team, Red Bulls II, NYRB Academy, and youth training programs. The Red Bulls will continue using their existing training ground in Hanover until they build the new complex. They announced the construction’s start on Tuesday.

The township “is pleased the Red Bulls have broken ground for their state-of-the-art training facility and that they will complete it prior to the 2026 World Cup,” Mayor Donna Guariglia wrote in an email statement. “This premier facility will be an asset to the community in new jobs, commerce with very little impact on municipal services, traffic, and environment.”

“We are excited for construction to begin on our new Training Complex,” Red Bulls Head of Sport Jochen Schneider stated in a news release announcing the groundbreaking. “We want to provide our players, both professional and our academy, the best place for them to work, train and improve. This is a great day for our organization.”

The site is less than two miles from the headquarters and practice facilities of the New York Jets’ training complex in Florham Park. When they complete it, the Red Bulls will move out of their current practice facility, about five miles away in Hanover, where they have been based since 2013. The team competes in the MLS Eastern Conference and plays its home games at the 25,000-seat Red Bull Arena in Harrison.

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Funding for the Red Bull’s new soccer complex in Morris Township

The Red Bulls (RBNY) said this state-of-the-art training complex is privately-funded, with the facility scheduled to open its doors in fall 2025. They will continue using the existing training ground in East Hanover until the new one opens.

After over a year of public meetings and revisions to address neighbors’ worries, the Morris Township Planning Board finally gave the green light in December 2022 for the Red Bulls’ athletic facility plans. Local residents had voiced concerns about bright lights and noise from the fields disrupting the peace at night.

But the approved $112M blueprint for Red Bull’s new soccer complex is incredible – it calls for a whole complex with eight full-size soccer pitches, multiple training zones, and a massive main building. This central structure will house locker rooms, a gym, a dining hall for the players and staff, classroom spaces for academic studies, areas for physiotherapy and injury treatment, and offices for the sporting operations staff. It’s really going to be a top-notch, comprehensive training environment for the Red Bulls teams at all levels.

Morristown-based Gensler is serving as the lead architectural designer for the complex, which Wayne-based March Construction is building. The new complex will also feature a cruciform-shaped building containing locker rooms, a gym, dining hall, academic spaces, physiotherapy areas and offices. “Building the premier training complex in Major League Soccer is a significant investment, but one that we believe is necessary,” Red Bulls President Marc de Grandpré said. “Our vision is for this facility to be a source of pride for our entire organization, our fans, partners and the Morris Township community for many years to come.”

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