The Fire are back to Soldier Field

By Sean McCaffery, October 9, 2019

What's  old is new again as the Chicago Fire are returning to Soldier FIeld for a 2nd time, they began play there in 1998-2001, returning for the 2003-'05 seasons and again now as they leave SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview to be in the city proper. This was announced yesterday after quite some time of it being a bit of an open secret, yesterday marked the 148th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire.  SeatGeek will remain as the training facility for the team and the youth programs. The presser at Soldier Field had present Owner and Chair. Joe Mansueto, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, MLS Commish. Don Garber & Chicago Park Supt. & CEO Michael Kelly. Joe has this to say, "Our Club needs to be located centrally where all of Chicago can enjoy it. Soldier Field is the perfect location. You see what is happening in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles & Atlanta. We will make that happen in Chicago too." THe mayor added, " Chicago is the greatest sports town in the world. Chicago is 2nd to none in creating a dynamic destination for residents" Kelly had his say, "The Chicago Fire rounds out an incredible legacy of sports teams that call the city home. Being able to bring the Chicago Fire Back  is a win-win for everyone. Mansueto continued, "As Daniel Burnham said 'Make no little plans,' We dream big. We hope that every seat in Soldier Field will be filled on March 21, 2020"