This page will be regularly updated with news and resources related to the ongoing response to COVID-19 by Chicago Fire FC and its affiliated organizations.


Club Advisories

  • On Thursday, March 19, Major League Soccer extended the suspension of the MLS season with a target return date of May 10. The extension was made in accordance with Sunday's guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cancel all mass gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. The league said it remains intent on completing the full 2020 season schedule.
     
  • Single-match, multi-game and group ticket sales for the 2020 season are currently on hold. At the appropriate time, the league and clubs will communicate plans for the continuation of the 2020 season and update the status of league events.
     
  • The aforementioned MLS season suspension means that the Club's March 21, April 4, April 19, April 25, and May 9 home matches will be rescheduled to later dates. Any tickets purchased for the postponed match(es) will be honored for the rescheduled date. After the game has been rescheduled, fans will be allowed to exchange the ticket(s) for a ticket comparable in price and location to another game, subject to availability. Please see below for additional information and contact us at tickets@chicagofirefc.com if you have any questions.
     
  • Chicago Fire Juniors has suspended all club activities. Please click here to download a complete list (PDF) of Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to Chicago Fire Juniors and its programs. If you have further questions, please email firejuniors@chicagofirefc.com.
     
  • The CIBC Fire Pitch and Heineken Pub97 are taking necessary precautions in response to COVID-19. Due to the high capacity of this facility as an event space, the venue will be closed until further notice. If you have specific questions, please email info@fire-pitch.com
     
  • For up-to-date information regarding all Football In The Community programs (including Little Sparks, Camps and Community Ambassador), please email fitc@chicagofirefc.com.


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March 20: Statewide Stay at Home Order


Latest News

Thursday, April 2
7:00 PM CT

Major League Soccer Extends Training Moratorium to April 24

Major League Soccer has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, Friday, April 24. MLS training facilities remain closed to all players and staff with the exception of players requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation, under the direction of the team medical staff, that cannot be performed from the safety of their residence.

While MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market, MLS will continue to review individual requests by players to relocate to another market by car, taking into account the totality of a player’s situation.

MLS will remain in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on this continually evolving situation and provide further updates as they become available.

For essential information on preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit the CDC's website. 

Monday, March 30
6:30 PM CT

Major League Soccer Unveils MLS Unites

Major League Soccer on Monday unveiled MLS Unites, a league-wide platform that highlights all of the efforts that MLS players, coaches, clubs and the league are doing to address the important messages and programs taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new initiative was launched in partnership with the Major League Soccer Players Association.

Click here to view the full release.

Wednesday, March 25
9:30 AM CT

Major League Soccer Extends Training Moratorium

Major League Soccer has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, Friday, April 3. MLS training facilities remain closed to all players and staff with the exception of players requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation, under the direction of the team medical staff, that cannot be performed from the safety of their residence.

While MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market, MLS will review individual requests by players to relocate to another market by car, taking into account the totality of a player’s situation.

MLS will remain in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on this continually evolving situation and provide further updates as they become available.

For essential information on preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit the CDC's website. 

Friday, March 20
2:30 PM CT

Major League Soccer Extends Training Moratorium

Major League Soccer has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, Friday, March 27. During this time, MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing measures.

At this time, team training facilities may only be accessed for physical therapy purposes at the direction of club medical staff to ensure adherence to safety protocols.

MLS remains in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on this continually evolving situation and will provide further updates as they become available.

For essential information on preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit the CDC's website. 

Thursday, March 19
10 AM CT

MLS extends season suspension in accordance with CDC guidance on COVID-19

Major League Soccer announced on Thursday that it was extending the suspension of all matches, with a target return date of May 10. The extension was made in accordance with Sunday's guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cancel all mass gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. The league said it remains intent on completing the full 2020 season schedule.

Below is the full statement from MLS:

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance to postpone events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks, Major League Soccer has extended the postponement of its matches during this period of time. MLS remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December, as the league did prior to the 2019 season. The league is also identifying other available dates. Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations.

MLS announced a week ago that it was suspending play for 30 days in order to assess the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) with its medical task force and public health officials.

There have been more than 7,000 confirmed cases across all 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico and 97 deaths, according to the CDC's latest reporting from noon Wednesday. In Canada, there have been 690 confirmed cases of the virus, according to Public Health Canada.

For essential information on preventing the spread of COVID-19, read these tips or visit the CDC's website. 

Sunday, March 15
3:30 PM CT

Major League Soccer extends training moratorium

Major League Soccer has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, Friday, March 20th. During this time, MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market, and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing measures. 
 
MLS is working with public health authorities, in collaboration with the MLS clubs, the MLS Players Association, and in consultation with the other North American professional sports leagues to finalize a protocol that would permit players to access training facilities for rehab or individual training under safe conditions during the team training moratorium. 
 
MLS remains in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on this continually evolving situation and will provide further updates as they become available.
 

Saturday, March 14
5:00 PM CT

MLS institutes team training moratorium through March 15

MLS instituted a team training moratorium for all of its clubs beginning on Friday, March 13 and running through Sunday, March 15 as the league continues to review training protocols to ensure a safe environment for players and staff in the wake of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The training moratorium applies to first-team trainings, reserve teams and academies.

During the training moratorium, MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market and they are permitted to work out independently should they voluntarily choose to do so.

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Thursday, March 12
12:30 PM CT

Chicago Fire FC Statement on MLS Season Suspension

Major League Soccer has suspended match play for 30 days, effective immediately, as the league continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 with its medical task force and public health officials. This decision includes the Fire’s homecoming match at Soldier Field on March 21.

All tickets already purchased for March 21 will be honored for the rescheduled date. The Fire will work with ticket holders on appropriate credits or refunds for this and any other games that may be affected and an email will be sent to all season ticket holders from their Account Representative.

“We all share in the health and well-being of our community,” said Fire President Nelson Rodríguez. “We will continue regular dialogue with all city, state, national and league authorities on issues relating to COVID-19 and will provide fans and partners updates accordingly.”
 

MLS Suspends 2020 Season for 30 Days Due to Coronavirus
11:30 AM CT

Major League Soccer has suspended all games, effective immediately, for 30 days, the league announced Thursday as it continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).

Read the full statement:

Major League Soccer has suspended match play for 30 days, effective immediately, as the league continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 with its medical task force and public health officials.

At the appropriate time, the league and clubs will communicate plans for the continuation of the 2020 season and update the status of league events.

“Our clubs were united today in the decision to temporarily suspend our season – based on the advice and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and other public health authorities, and in the best interest of our fans, players, officials and employees,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “We’d like to thank our fans for their continued support during this challenging time.”

The MLS announcement comes in the wake of the NBA suspending its season on Wednesday night. Prior to the suspension of the MLS season, two MLS matches scheduled for March 21 had already been postponed in Seattle and San Jose as measures are taken to contain COVID-19, which to date has seen over 1,000 confirmed cases in the U.S.

Earlier this week, eMLS Cup, which was scheduled to take place on March 21 in Austin, was postponed following the cancelation of South by Southwest.

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Decrease Coronavirus Risk

The health and safety of League and club employees, players and fans is of utmost importance to Major League Soccer. We have created a League Office Task Force that is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Canada (HC), infectious disease specialists and other public health entities to receive the most updated information and guidance.

Six easy steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus

There are currently no medications to prevent or treat coronavirus, but you can limit your exposure and prevent the spread of germs:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitize. cdc.gov/handwashing
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  6. Stay home when you are sick.

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