Return of Organized Support to Chicago Fire Home Matches

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                

Front Office staff and Chicago Fire Supporters have reached an agreement to return to home matches at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois.

At the conclusion of a series of meetings between Chicago Fire front office staff, representatives from Section 8 Chicago, the Independent Supporters’ Association (ISA), as well as a number of other Chicago Fire supporters have reached an amicable consensus and the ISA is excited to announce a return to in-stadium organized support.

“After several months of boycott against the Chicago Fire front office’s suspension policy, we look forward to returning to in-stadium support for the 2019 season. We encourage supporters to embody the values instilled in us as supporters of our club – Tradition, Honor, Passion,” said Nicole Hack, Chairperson Section 8 Chicago.

“I’d personally like to thank Nicole Hack, Marty Tomszak, Joel Piktel and the entire leadership of Section 8 for their desire to find common ground,” said Chicago Fire Soccer Club President and General Manager Nelson Rodríguez. “Our players are looking forward to having loud and colorful sections at both ends of the stadium throughout the season.”

Section 137 has been designated as an additional Supporters’ Section in SeatGeek Stadium. This decision was reached as a collaborative initiative between Chicago Fire supporters after a choice was given by the Chicago Fire Front Office between sections 137, 134, and 101.

Season tickets will be available in the Supporters’ Sections (section 137 and the Harlem End-sections 117 and 118) at the previously-offered renewal pricing. People purchasing season tickets in the Supporters’ sections will be required to adhere to the MLS Fan Code of Conduct as well as the Supporters’ Charter and the Rights and Responsibilities of a Supporter document. Fans interested in purchasing season tickets will need to contact ticket reps directly. Day-of-game tickets and individual tickets in these sections will only be available for purchase through Section 8 Chicago. For additional information on supporters’ season tickets visit www.chicago-fire.com/supporters or call a member of the Season Ticket Services team at (708) 496-6800.

We are also proud to expand our partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), the Fire For Food Drive, by including the Chicago Fire Soccer Club (CFSC) in several of our upcoming fundraising events. Additionally, Fire players, staff, and supporters will jointly volunteer at the GCFD throughout the season.

The ISA is hopeful that this is the beginning of a renewed positive relationship with the stewards of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club as the entire community looks to attain success on and off the field. Updates will be provided as the two sides continue dialogue throughout the season.

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