Come Meet the New President of the Third Rail

Before our "Boys in Blue" take on the Montreal Impact this Saturday, come meet the new President of the Third Rail, Rox Fontaine!

Rox will be at "The Dugout" from noon until game time. Everyone is encouraged to come say hello and grab a drink. He will be answering any and all questions you may have regarding his vision for the future of the Third Rail. Information for the Dugout is below.

Hope to see you there!

The Dugout

880 River Ave
Ste D

BronxNY 10452

Board Member Openings

We will be holding elections for President, Director of Business, Director of Fan Experience, Director of Membership and one for a Treasurer/Bookkeeper.  We are looking for members to apply for these open positions.

To select our new President, Directors and Treasurer/Bookkeeper, we are going to follow this process:

  • Submit a 500 word application on why you are suitable for this position [FORM IS HERE].  The statement may include anything you think members would find relevant in making their decision, but ideally, the statement will include the unique qualifications would you bring to this position, your vision for this position, your vision for the Third Rail and how you would improve the Third Rail for our members.  You must be a 2015 Third Rail Member to run for a position.
  • Submit a photo of yourself so members know who you are.
  • Applications for the position of President are due by 11:59pm on July 24th, 2015.  The voting for President will start on July 27th at 11:59pm and end on July 29th at 11:59pm. VOTE HERE
  • With a new President having been elected, applications will be accepted for the positions of Director of Business, Director of Fan Experience, Director of Membership (see job description below) and Treasurer/Bookkeeper starting on July 30th and ending on August 3rd at 11:59pm.  The voting for these positions will then start on August 4th at 11:59pm and end on August 6th at 11:59pm

By August 8th, 2015  we will have all vacant positions filled.

The Board will then connect with winners of each election and introduce them to our membership



These are the four open positions:

President - Term August 2015 - January 2017

Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Being a leader on the central board as well as working with the President’s Council

  • Able to delegate tasks as needed in a professional manner

  • Be a constant and consistent voice for the Third Rail

  • Remain in contact with the NYCFC Front Office to communicate the best interests of the Third Rail

  • Must be above age 21

Preferred skills:

  • Professional communicator;

  • Customer service/management experience preferred;

  • Experience with a non-profit organization

  • Database administration a plus;

  • Working knowledge of Excel or Google sheets

  • Mailchimp proficiency preferred


Director of Business Operations - Term August 2015 - January 2017

must be 18+

Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees all business decision making

  • Communicating the vision for how all business (new and existing) is conducted

  • Creating a strategy that establishes a cash flow positive group

  • Working with the Treasurer/Bookkeeper to maintain good financial standing with the Third Rail

Preferred skills:

  • Professional communicator;

  • Financial experience is a plus

  • Customer service/management experience preferred;

  • Must be proficient working with Excel and Google Sheets

  • Mailchimp proficiency preferred


Director of Fan Experience - Term August 2015 - January 2016

must be 18+

Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Accountable for planning initiatives and strategies

  • Events include away game days, membership meetings and other TR events

  • Provides Event Services and Concierge teams with strong leadership, mentorship and guidance in day-to-day plans as well as strategic initiatives.

  • Develops and champions the fan experience strategy

  • Develops and manages the event budget

  • Overall management of service contracts and partnership agreements for security, parking, and first aid

  • Develops working relationships with both internal and external clients, ensuring that regular, ongoing communication is happening between all areas involved in event operations

  • Coordinates with MLS team Ticket Offices for away games.

Preferred skills:

  • Event management experience, fan/customer focused role, preferably in a sports and entertainment venue

  • Committed to a vision of thrilling fans and providing an ultimate fan experience

  • Customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Proven management experience

  • Superior communication, conflict resolution skills, with the ability to relate professionally to all levels of staff, management, clientele, suppliers, and partners.

  • Excellent planning, organizational and problem solving skills

  • Ability to handle conflicting deadlines and prioritize

Director of Membership - Term August 2015 - January 2016


From the very beginning the Third Rail has been very important to me and I see the new Chapter strategy as a dawn of a stronger Third Rail, one that has a very bright future ahead of it.  Even before I joined the Board, my friends in Westchester Country have longed to put together a group that can really flourish, have an identity of its own, help increase membership, and drive passion for the Third Rail and NYCFC.  With that said, the opportunity to be President of Third Rail 914 (Westchester) was one that I could not pass up.  I am not leaving the Third Rail, in fact my time, energy and willingness to grow our Supporters Club has increased.  With that said, I will remain the Director of Membership until the 7th of August at which point a new Director of Membership will be elected and I will step aside.  However, I will continue to help the new Director transition into his or her new role, for however long that takes.

must be 18+

Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining the master member list, adding new members as needed;

  • Coordinating with Upper90 for membership packages and directory updates;

  • Updating contact information for members;

  • Communicating membership questions to appropriate board members;

  • Signing up new members at events/welcoming new members;

  • Answering any questions regarding membership;

  • Packing and labeling membership cards; and

  • Finding ways to get members involved in subcommittees

Preferred skills:

  • Professional communicator;

  • Customer service/management experience preferred;

  • Must be proficient working with Excel and Google Sheets

  • Mailchimp proficiency preferred


Treasurer/Bookkeeper - Term August 2015 - January 2016

must be 18+

Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing the finances and preparing quarterly reports to present to membership as well as a year end recap at the Annual Meeting.

  • Setting and meeting budgets;

  • Work with chapter treasurers

  • Tracking sales and reporting to the Board

Preferred skills:

  • Strong background in Finance, CPA

  • Past experience as a Treasurer is required

  • Previous experience with non-profit organizations

All Board members are volunteers, who receive no compensation for their service.  Board members maintain their status as active members of The Third Rail for the duration of their board term..

The Third Rail welcomes all active 2015 members to apply for these positions.  Recognizing that the strength of our city is in its diversity, our organization does not discriminate on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, religion or military status in any of its activities or operations.

    The Third Rail Forums Are Now Live!

    For some time now we have been looking for an online place for all Third Railers to get together and talk all things soccer in a fun, friendly and most importantly organized manner.  

    Well everyone, that day is here!

    Introducing Third Rail Forums, the best place for members to discuss all things NYCFC and beyond.  Third Rail Forums is open to all paid 2015 members (all of you have received an email).

    To get started just register on Third Rail Forums with the information below:

    • The NAME you used for your 2015 Membership
    • The EMAIL ADDRESS you used to purchase your 2015 Membership

    From there, you will be approved by one of our board members.  

    We decided to move to a forum over a Facebook group so that way we can keep things more organized, whether discussing match day activities, events, tickets, and more.

    We hope that as many of you will register for the forum as possible as it took a lot of time putting this together.  Again, this is for you guys as we are always trying to improve and make the supporter experience as easy as possible.  

    If you have any questions about the forum or about your 2015 Membership please get in contact Bill Domeika, Director of Membership, he can be reached at or with one of our board members.

    You can access the forum here -->

    NYCFC - Yankee Stadium Security Information

    As you all might have heard there have been a few reports of some very questionable and inappropriate conduct in the supporters section and we would like to take a moment to address this.

    We would like to share the Yankee Stadium security phone number with you.  That number is 917.746.0088.   We ask that you remain above the fray if such actions continue and to use this number.  If you choose to respond, you are likely to be ejected and/or will make the situation worse.

    We are the Third Rail and we are out there in the bleachers to have fun but most importantly, be there for our team EVERY step of the way. 

    I will leave you with this...

    Chance Michaels, our Third Rail President had the following to say with regards to inappropriate conduct a week ago:

    "There is no room for it in our sections.  There is NO room for it."  

    As a Board we completely agree with Chance and ask that you use the phone number we provided above and let Yankee Stadium approach and deal with situations, should they arise in the future.


    Third Rail Board


    Meet Third Rail Member, Robert Hobson

    Name: Robert Hobson
    Where You Live: Ridgewood Queens
    Where You Are From: Ridgewood Queens

    What Other Teams You Support: Chelsea

    Why You Support NYCFC: This is a team born in NYC playing in NYC for New Yorkers. I love Chelsea F.C. but a guy across from me on the train is wearing a Liverpool scarf. Now we can both rock our NYCFC scarfs and support and love the same team.

    A little bit about yourself: I have been married six months this February 2nd. I live in Ridgewood, Queens, the heart of Queens with my wife, stepdaughter and our dog.

    I work for Time Warner Cable as a Customer Service Professional. I actually don't have any hobbies to speak of at the moment. I am hoping to get more involved with the Third Rail to take up my time. Also my wife and I are trying to get pregnant so while her hormones are... adjusting I have been advised to get out of the house and do something. I think the Third Rail will be perfect for me.

    Why You Love the Third Rail: There is nothing about watching a football match better than hearing everyone scream YEAH!!! at the same time. You grab the person next to you, high five them, a hug if they are cool with it and you celebrate.

    I want that with the Third Rail.

    I want to be around a group of folks who love my team as much as me and who are my friends as well. I love the amount of faith we all have in a team that is still in its growing stage. Mostly I love the Third Rail because they will love me.

    P.S. Rob also created a MLS fantasy league for the rail. To join go to and use league code 272925188