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The Chicago Fire FC Communications department will permit a select number of written press, photographers and non-rights holders to attend matches at Soldier Field.

Submission of an application for Credentials is not a guarantee of approval. Media members who are approved for credentials must adhere to the following guidelines. Failure to comply may result in the revocation of credentials and access.

Media Will Call

All credentialed media members must check-in at Media Will Call, which will be located outside of Gate 14 at Soldier Field. Media Will Call will open two hours before scheduled kickoff.

Following check-in, media members will be directed to Gate 14, where they will be required to pass through security prior to being granted entry to Soldier Field.


Media who were previously approved for season credentials must confirm their attendance with Elizabeth Sanchez ( prior to each match.

All credentials will be made available at Media Will Call on the day of the game. The application for single-game credentials will close 24 hours prior to the match. No new credentials will be issued at the venue.


Parking passes for Soldier Field’s North Garage will be emailed to approved media prior to each match.

Written Press

All credentialed print and online media will be assigned a seat in the press box. The press box will be restricted to credentialed media members and Club personnel. Print and online media are not permitted to roam the stadium and must remain in the press box during the duration of their time at Soldier Field.

Photographers and Videographers

All credentialed photographers and videographers will be permitted to shoot the match from behind the field boards on either endline near the corner flags on field level. Per the MLS protocol, photographers and videographers will not be allowed to enter the playing field or other restricted areas. Photographers are also not allowed to enter the locker room at any time. The photo work room will be located near the northwest tunnel at field level.

Photographers and ENG crews can choose which endline to shoot from after the coin toss and must head directly to their place. They cannot switch endlines during each half, only during halftime. Photographers and videographers cannot be in the tunnels during the game. From the photo work room, photographers can access the field-level photo positions using the Northwest tunnel.

Non-Rights Holders

Non-rights holders will be allowed to film the first fifteen minutes of each half from assigned positions behind the field boards on either endline near the corner flags.

Prior to the start of the match, non-rights holders will have the ability to shoot stand-ups and live hits. Media members planning to shoot stand-ups and live hits must e-mail Elizabeth Sánchez ( prior to the match to confirm the location. Non-rights holders will not be allowed to enter the playing field at any time, and are restricted to post-game locker room access.

Post-Game Press Conference

A post-game press conference will take place approximately 15 minutes after the final whistle. The press conference will be in-person and all media in attendance must maintain proper distance from the head coach and players. Regular season press conferences will also be available to media members via Zoom.

No cell phone video recording will be permitted during the press conference.

Assets from the press conference will be sent to media members via email following the conclusion of the media availability.