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On Matchdays, a fiery tradition is lit in Chicago.

Prior to our player procession, our fans initiate a ritual: "Sound the Alarm", Lit by Zippo. Twenty minutes prior to kick-off, a chosen guest from the Chicagoland area steps onto the pitch to perform this tradition. Gifted with the supporters' ax by one of our dedicated fan groups, they shatter the glass and activate the giant fire alarm. This action sets off a chain of events to herald the arrival of the team in red: the alarm reverberates throughout the stadium, towering flames ignite behind both goals, and the team's hype video sets the stage before the players' entrance procession.

Be sure to arrive to our matches early to witness who is Sounding the Alarm for each Fire home match. Discover who has had the privilege of Sounding the Alarm at our 2024 Fire matches below!

Chicago Fire's first Sound the Alarm Ritual:
Chicago Fire's first Sound the Alarm Ritual:
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March 16, 2024 vs. CF Montréal | Miles Bonham
March 16, 2024 vs. CF Montréal | Miles Bonham
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March 2, 2024 vs. FC Cincinnati | Andre Drummond
March 2, 2024 vs. FC Cincinnati | Andre Drummond
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