About the Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire Tickets
One of the very first expansion teams of the MLS, the Chicago Fire began league play in 1998, though the franchise was technically founded on October 8, 1997. Not so coincidentally, their founding day was the 129th anniversary of the historic Great Chicago Fire. Though the event was one of the most tragic incidents in the city's history, the city was reborn with a newfound energy – one that's channeled through the MLS team today.
Just Like Its Namesake
The Chicago Fire didn’t have a permanent home of its own for a while. For the first few years of its existence, the team played its home games at Soldier Field, bringing honor to the city thanks to their fantastic performance. We’re talking bagging the double by winning both the 1998 MLS Cup and 1998 US Open Cup, followed up by another US Open Cup win in 2000.
Alas, the Chicago Fire got displaced when Soldier Field began renovations, leading the team to temporarily quarter in Naperville, Illinois for a few years before returning to a post-refurb Soldier Field. In 2005, SeatGeek Stadium was finally ready for the team, and they've played there ever since.
Today’s Chicago Fire
For the first few years after moving to their new digs, the Chicago Fire did well. They earned another US Open Cup victory in 2006, putting yet another feather in this young team’s cap. But things shifted for the team when ownership changed hands in 2007, and they've struggled to win a major championship since. Whether it’s just a blip or an incipient curse remains to be seen, but Chicago Fire fans are nothing if not faithful. Will next season be this football club’s year? Grab some Chicago Fire tickets and find out!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Fire play?
The Chicago Fire play their home games at SeatGeek Stadium, located about twelve miles outside of downtown Chicago in the suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois. This 20,000-fan capacity soccer stadium opened in 2006, making it fairly modern as far as MLS venues go. In addition to a soccer field and stadium, it also hosts the Chicago Fire club offices and the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame. Bet you didn’t even know that existed, eh?
When do Fire tickets go on sale?
Chicago Fire tickets go on sale before the MLS begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Fire tickets to games played at SeatGeek Stadium are available months in advance, as are Fire tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Chicago Fire’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Fire tickets in advance?
With Chicago Fire tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Fire’s games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Fire tickets?
The best way to buy cheap Chicago Fire tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Fire tickets. Can you buy Chicago Fire tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!
Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?
Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap Fire tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at SeatGeek Stadium will be before you buy those Chicago Fire tickets.
So the next time you’re in the market for cheap Fire tickets, turn to Gametime.