On Saturday, July 29, the Chicago Fire and Major League Soccer invite all fans to The PrivateBank Fire Pitch (3626 N Talman Ave., Chicago) to catch two huge matches while enjoying food, drinks, music and more.
Before jetting to the Windy City to compete in the MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field, European champion Real Madrid will square off with rival FC Barcelona in 'El Clásico Miami' presented by LaLiga in International Champions Cup competition. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. CT.
At 7 p.m., the Chicago Fire will take centerstage in a potential top-of-the-table clash against Western Conference-leading Sporting KC. The matchup at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City is likely to feature a combined five players who will be in the squad for the Aug. 2 MLS All-Star Game: Chicago's Bastian Schweinsteiger, Nemanja Nikolic, Dax McCarty and Johan Kappelhof and Sporting KC's Graham Zusi.
Watch all the action from inside the pub or out on the patio and enjoy specials of $4 cans of Heineken, Heineken Light and Tecate. The event at Heineken Pub97 -- which will host the official #SKCvCHI Watch Party of Section 8 Chicago-- will also feature live DJ sets by the Chicago Fire's own DJ Stepbeginning at 5 p.m.
Two notable Fire defenders, one current and one former, will be on hand to watch the games and mingle with fans. Brandon Vincent, ruled out for the match with a quad strain, and longtime Fire standout Gonzalo Segares will both be in attendance. Be sure to enter the raffle to win a pair of tickets to the MLS All-Star Game (Wednesday, Aug. 2), the winner of which will be announced at halftime of the Fire-SKC match!
Limited parking is available on site and on Rockwell St. south of Addison Ave. Fans are encouraged to utilize public transportation to and from the event.
5 p.m.: DJ Step live set begins
6:30 p.m.: Kickoff of El Clásico Miami
7 p.m.: Kickoff of Chicago Fire at Sporting KC