About SeatGeek Stadium
Located just minutes outside of the Windy City in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois, SeatGeek Stadium is one of the best and biggest soccer-specific stadiums in the Midwest. From hosting sports events for soccer and rugby teams to acting as a concert venue for some of the biggest acts around, SeatGeek Stadium has it going on.
The History of SeatGeek Stadium
Originally known as Toyota Park when it opened in 2006, SeatGeek Stadium was developed primarily to serve as a new stadium for the MLS. Constructed to hold 20,000 screaming soccer fans, the park is expandable by another 8,000 seats whenever it’s set up for music concerts or similar events.
What’s So Special About SeatGeek Stadium Events?
SeatGeek Stadium offers something for everyone. Designed specifically to incorporate elements of European and American soccer pitches, the stadium features covered seating, a handsome brick-and-stone facade, and entryway, and a field placed less than three yards away from the first rows of seats. The building itself also houses the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame and two massive, 4-foot by 27-foot murals, called Offense and Defense, painted by artist Tony Passero on the east and west walls.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is SeatGeek Stadium located?
SeatGeek Stadium can be found in Bridgeview, Illinois, just about twelve miles southwest of downtown Chicago.
What kind of events does SeatGeek Stadium host?
Soccer aside, other SeatGeek sporting events include hosting several international league rugby matches over the years, collegiate soccer matches for Roosevelt University’s teams, and the Extreme Football League’s Chicago Blitz. Meanwhile, SeatGeek Stadium is also a favorite on the concert circuit. Lots of A-listers have graced its stage, including Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffett, Kelly Clarkson, Korn, Phish, Kenny Chesney, Evanescence, Bob Dylan, and KISS just to name a few!
Which team is playing at SeatGeek Stadium?
SeatGeek Stadium has a long history of hosting top soccer teams. From 2006 it was the home of the Chicago Fire, one of the first expansion teams of the MLS. The Fire played through the 2019 season at the stadium before announcing its relocation, but there are plenty of other tenants, such as the Chicago Red Stars of the Women’s Soccer League, who still play at the stadium.
Where can I park for free at SeatGeek Stadium?
Fans wishing to drive to SeatGeek Stadium sporting events can park the stadium’s official parking lot for $20. If you’re looking for cheaper parking, there are a few other public parking lots a short walk away.
What is the seating capacity of SeatGeek Stadium?
SeatGeek Stadium sporting events can host up to 20,000 eager fans.
Who owns SeatGeek Stadium?
The stadium is owned by the Village of Bridgeview.
How do I get to SeatGeek Stadium using public transport?
SeatGeek Stadium events are served by the CTA Orange Line. You can also turn to the SeatGeek Stadium Direct Pace Bus, which leaves from the Orange Line stop, and operates direct service to and from the stadium on particular event days. So, don’t forget to double-check if it’s operating on your event day.