Yurcak Field

Sky Blue FC plays its home matches at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ.

Officially known as “The Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Yurcak Field” in honor of Ronald N. Yurcak, a 1965 All-American Rutgers Lacrosse player, the stadium was dedicated in 1994 and is considered one of the premier soccer and lacrosse facilities in the country. Yurcak Field seats 5,000 fans in the grandstand with room for additional fans across the field in the stadium’s lawn area. It has hosted the largest crowds to see college soccer in America.

For more information, visit ScarletKnights.com, the official Rutgers University Athletics website.

Rutgers Athletics Bag Policy

Fans will be able to carry the following style and approximately sized bags into all athletic venues:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are approximately 12” x 6” x 12”, or
  • One-gallon clear plastic storage bag or similar, and/or
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into athletic venues in addition to one of the clear plastic bag options.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the Guest Services gates designated for this purpose.

Prohibited bags include: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Prohibited items include: alcoholic beverages, balloons, bottles, cans, containers, coolers, fireworks, flares, laser pointers, noise making devices, pets, plastic horns, smoke bombs, smoking, sticks/poles, strollers, umbrellas, weapons, whistles and other items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate.

Any prohibited bag at the gate will be highly visible and more quickly resolved. Prohibited bags will be turned away. Clear bags are easily and quickly searched and greatly reduce faulty bag searches. It also supports the Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.

Parking

Parking is conveniently located next to Yurcak Field and costs $5 per vehicle. All fans who eat at Quaker Steak & Lube in Edison before any home match will receive FREE parking for the game.

Directions

From New Jersey Turnpike (North or South)
Turn off at Exit 9. After toll booths bear to the right; follow signs for “Route 18 North- New Brunswick.”
Continue along Route 18 North past the exits for “Route 27” and “Rutgers University” and proceed over the Raritan River on the John Lynch Memorial Bridge.
Take exit for Campus Rd., Rutgers Stadium, Busch Campus.
Follow traffic circle 3/4 around onto Scarlet Knight Way (Frelinghuysen Road). Proceed straight; the field/parking will be on your right.

From Garden State Parkway (North or South)
Southbound – Coming from northern New Jersey Turn off at Exit 129 for the New Jersey Turnpike and head south. Follow directions to campus from Route 18 North, below.
Northbound – Coming from southern New Jersey (below Exit 105)
Turn off at Exit 105 and follow signs for Route 18 North. After approximately 24 miles you will pass the entrance for the New Jersey Turnpike and continue on Route 18 North. Follow directions to campus from Route 18 North, below.
Northbound (above Exit 105)
Follow Parkway over Driscoll Bridge and take Exit 127 (Route 440 North). Follow Route 440 North (it becomes Route 287 North). Follow directions for Route 287 North, below.

From Route 18
Continue along Route 18 North past the exits for “Route 27” and “Rutgers University” and proceed over the Raritan River on the John Lynch Memorial Bridge.
Follow Signs for Campus Rd, Rutgers Stadium, Busch Campus.
Follow traffic circle 3/4 around onto Frelinghuysen Road. Proceed straight; the field/parking will be on your right.

From Route 1 (North or South)
Turn off at exit marked “Route 18 North-New Brunswick”
Continue along Route 18 North past the exits for “Route 27” and “Rutgers University” and proceed over the Raritan River on the John Lynch Memorial Bridge.
Follow Signs for Campus Rd, Rutgers Stadium, Busch Campus.
Follow traffic circle 3/4 around onto Scarlet Knight Way (Frelinghuysen Road). Proceed straight; the fields will be on your right.

From Route 287 (North or South)
Turn off at Exit 9 (formerly Exit 5) “River Road, Bound Brook, Highland Park”.
Proceed East on River Road toward Highland Park and make a left onto Sutphen Road.
Follow Sutphen to the 4-Way stop. Make a left onto Scarlet Knight Way (Frelinghuysen Road). The field/parking will be on your left.

Via Public Transit
Trains
New Jersey Transit’s Northeast Cooridor Line provides New Brunswick with both local and express service between New York and Newark’s Penn Stations and Trenton New Jersey. (For Information 201-762-5100).

SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) provides service at Trenton to and from Philadelphia. (For Information 215-580-7800).

Amtrak provides limited direct service to New Brunswick, however connections can easily be made via New Jersey Transit trains to principle Amtrak stations at MetroPark, New York and Trenton. (For Information 1-800-USA-RAIL).

From New Brunswick Train Station to Campus
The New Brunswick Train Station is located at the corner of Albany Street and Easton Avenue across from the Rutgers Bookstore. Cab service is available from the train station.

Buses
New Jersey Transit Bus Routes (For Information 201-762-5100):
M11 – Service between New Brunswick (St. Peter’s Hospital) and South River (Main Street and Obert Street). This route also has a stop at the New Brunswick Train Station. M14 – Service between North Brunswick (Fashion Plaza Mall) and Edison (Middlesex County College) with a stop at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus. M15/M18 – Service between Woodbridge Center and Rutgers Student Center with stops at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, downtown New Brunswick on George Street near the Civic Square Building, and on the Douglass Campus on George Street near Cooper Dining Hall.

Suburban Transit Routes (For Information 732-249-1100):
New York City Express – Service between Princeton and New York City with a stop at the New Brunswick Train Station. 135 – Service between Manville and New York City with a stop at the New Brunswick Train Station. 60 – Service between New Brunswick and Somerville with a stop at the New Brunswick Train Station.

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