We lost a close friend yesterday with the passing of Peter B. Higgins after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Higgins was the chairman of the Harrison Redevelopment Agency and quite simply the reason that the New York Red Bulls have a new home in Harrison. His vision and leadership guided us through numerous difficulties.
On a personal level I was praying that Pete would be with us for the opening of Red Bull Arena so that he could realize the fulfillment of his vision. When we cut the ribbon for the opening of this stadium, we will do so with a heavy heart and the very real understanding that it would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Pete Higgins. For all of us with the New York Red Bulls our deepest sympathies go out to the Higgins family.
In lieu of flowers, the Higgins family has requested that donations be made in Peter’s name to Camp Fatima of New Jersey, P.O. Box 234, Harrison, NJ, 07029.