About the ISA

Section 8 Chicago, the Independent Supporters’ Association for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, encompasses a number of affiliate supporters groups and independent fans. The 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 at the Annual General Meeting in February by the assembled supporters.


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s8c tailgates

Come and enjoy our tailgate! Everyone is invited to hang out and enjoy the company of fellow Fire supporters. Supporter groups usually serve up hamburger or hot dog, and drinks are shared. There are vegetarian options, too. Everyone needs proper nutrition and to stay hydrated so you can sing for 90 minutes!

Tailgate begins when the lot opens four hours before kickoff and tears down about 30 minutes before kick-off. For a donation, ISA merch is available, so show your pride and pick up a flag or a scarf!

The Section 8 Chicago tailgate is located in the North Lot, adjacent to Gate C — tailgate map here.

All supporters are reminded to review Toyota Park’s tailgating policies for Chicago Fire games.

For further information on Toyota Park, please visit the stadium’s website.