New York City rubbed their local rivals, the Red Bulls, up the wrong way in 2017. They play most of their home games in Yankees Stadium but a scheduling conflict changed everything. They forced the Red Bulls to come to a ‘home game’ in Hartford, Connecticut. But their fellow New York franchise trolled them mercilessly (via ESPN).
They brought an NHL icon into play as they revived the Hartford Whalers. They dragged the Whalers’ old mascot out of bed and played the franchise’s music before the game. Furthermore, they used a visual display to advise fans about all the stadiums that were closer to New York than Hartford’s.