New York City FC was founded For The City, with a deep commitment to champion access to soccer for all New Yorkers.
NYCFC’s sixth consecutive Pride match took place on Sunday, May 22nd vs Chicago Fire at Citi Field where we were honored to once again partner with our friends at Athlete Ally and the Hetrick-Martin Institute to mark this celebration of self-affirmation, dignity, equality and increased visibility for New York’s LGBTQI+ community.
Our Club’s commitment to equality and access to soccer extends beyond one match, or a month of recognition, but the Pride Night game was an opportunity to raise awareness for Athlete Ally’s mission to end homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the football community in championing LGBTQI+ equality.
Fans gathered before the match at the Jackie Robinson Rotunda outside of Citi Field for a Pride edition of our NYCFC Fan Fest. Fans were also offered the opportunity to purchase 2 tickets for $50 with $10 of that purchase going back to Athlete Ally and the Hetrick-Martin Institute to benefit furthering the missions of both organizations.