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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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Offseason Events & Announcements

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Annual New Year’s Day Tournament

Whether your hangover is cured or you’re still drinking as a result of the 2016 season, s8c has a number of events planned this offseason.  Most notably will be the 2017 New Year’s Day Tournament.  The 5th annual tournament will occur on New Year’s Day starting at 5:00pm.  The board is happy to announce that we are bringing the tournament back to ChiTown Futbol.  Stay tuned for information regarding registration that’s coming soon!

2017 Annual General Meeting

The board is also happy to announce the plans for the 2017 Annual General Meeting have been finalized.  On Saturday, January 21st from 12-3pm, the AGM will take place at Schubas Tavern.  Leading up to the 2017 AGM, two monthly board meetings will take place.  The meetings will take place on Tuesday December 6 and Tuesday January 3 at 7pm at The Atlantic Bar.  Both of these board meetings will have discussions regarding the administrative framework moving forward.  As many are aware, it has been a project of the 2016 s8c board to look into the taxing and legal framework in which s8c operates, and the board is ready to present ideas.  Your input is critical and is needed.  If you have any questions, comments, or cannot make the meeting but want your voice heard, email Chair Scott Greene, scott@s8c.org.

Interested in running for the 2017 ISA Board of Directors?

One more administrative note, if you are interested in running for the board in 2017, a written declaration must be delivered to Vice-Char Una Sheridan, either in-person or emailed to una@s8c.org by December 22, 2016. Prospective board members must be 21 years of age at the time of the AGM.