Section 8 Chicago, the Independent Supporters’ Association (ISA) for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, encompasses a number of affiliate supporters groups and independent fans. The key vision of the ISA is to unite all Chicago Fire fans, to create a dominant in-stadium force unseen in any American team sport and to establish a home-field advantage whenever the Chicago Fire play.

The ISA exists to supplement the efforts of independent fans, coordinate between the supporters groups and act as liaison between fans and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. As a non-profit organization, a board of directors is elected yearly by assembled supporters at the Annual General Meeting that is held before the start of each MLS season.

As an independent supporters’ association, we will create an inspiring environment for the Chicago Fire organization and its fans. We will do this through fostering an increased level of passionate support, providing a conduit amongst the fans and with the organization, enabling participation in activities for Fire fans and organizing, coordinating and directing in-stadium support on an unprecedented scale, regardless of where the Fire play.

For further reading and inspiration, please read: Stand and Deliver. For further reading on the ISA By-laws, please read the By-laws here.