CHICAGO (Jan. 7, 2016) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club unveiled its 2016 regular season schedule in conjunction with Major League Soccer on Thursday. The slate includes home games against the two previous MLS Cup champions as well as a home opener on the first weekend of MLS regular season play. The Fire’s full schedule can be found at Chicago-Fire.com/schedule or through the club’s official team app.
Chicago’s 34-match schedule features five homes dates in the first seven games. Additionally, the Fire hosts reigning MLS Cup Champion Portland on Saturday, May 28 and 2014 winner Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
The broadcast lineup includes six national television matches. Chicago will appear on UniMas four times in addition to one apiece on FOX Sports 1 and ESPN2. The club’s full local television schedule with game times will be announced at a later date.
2016 Season Ticket Information
Each MLS team will again play an unbalanced schedule in 2016. The Fire’s Western Conference lineup will see the Men in Red hosting the Houston Dynamo, San Jose Earthquakes and Sporting Kansas City in addition to Portland and Los Angeles. Chicago will also travel to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake and Seattle Sounders FC.
In Eastern Conference action, the Fire will face the Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution, NYCFC, Columbus Crew SC, D.C. United and Toronto FC three times. Chicago will also play home-and-away sets against the New York Red Bulls, Montreal Impact and Orlando City SC.
Chicago Fire single game tickets go on sale Thursday, Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. on www.chicago-fire.com. Fans who don’t want to wait for single-game tickets to go on sale have several options. The club currently has a Winter Pack special to purchase at Chicago-Fire.com/WinterPack, season tickets are available at 888-MLS-FIRE and group ticket options are also on sale by emailing email@example.com. Additionally, current season ticket holders can begin making exchanges on Monday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.