Coming off their third consecutive home victory, the Chicago Fire get set for their first midweek match of 2017, hosting the Colorado Rapids at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 17). Check out the Matchday Guide below to be in the know on everything happening at Wednesday's contest:


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BROADCAST INFO


  • TV: Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus (Dan Kelly, Frank Klopas, Paul Tenorio)

<ul><li>Pregame Show: 7 p.m. CT</li><li>Kickoff: 7:30&nbsp;p.m.</li></ul></li><li>Channel Finder</li><li><b>Spanish Radio:&nbsp;</b><strong>1200 WRTO Univision</strong> (Héctor Lozano, Raquel Ortiz)</li></ul>


WEATHER FORECAST


  • High Temperature: 79 degrees (Real Feel: 75 degrees)
  • Breezy with intervals of clear skies and clouds 


PRIDE NIGHT


  • The Chicago Fire Soccer Club will be hosting its annual Pride Night match on Wednesday, May 17, which coincides with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). According to the IDAHOT website, the day was formally established in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.
  • As part of the event, fans at Toyota Park will see a number of Pride-themed elements, including:
    • JumboTron and LED graphics
    • Fireworks and pyro displays
    • National Anthem performed by Chicago Gay Men's Chorus
    • Corner flag design
    • Stadium video content
    • Chicago Fire social media graphics
  • The Chicago Fire and supporter groups also will again be walking in the annual Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25.


STADIUM ENTRY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES


NO BACKPACKS PERMITTED INSIDE TOYOTA PARK

  • Beginning in 2017, Major League Soccer has enacted a strict NO BACKPACK policy for all club venues.
  • Only bags 14"x14"x6" or smaller will be permitted. 
  • The Bag Policy is related to the size of the bag -- NOT the cubic capacity or the size when folded.
  • The Bag Size Policy does not apply to mothers caring for children under 2 or those with legitimate medical needs.


There is no storage for prohibited items at any gate or access point to Toyota Park. A list of all prohibited items can be found here. Fans will be asked to return prohibited items to their cars or dispose of them at the gate. 


NO SE PERMITEN MOCHILAS EN TOYOTA PARK A partir de 2017, Major League Soccer ha promulgado una estricta política de NO MOCHILAS para todos los locales del club. Sólo se permitirán bolsas de 14" x 14" x 6" o menos.


La política de la bolsa está relacionada con el tamaño de la bolsa - NO la capacidad cúbica o el tamaño cuando se dobla.


La Política de la Bolsa no se aplica a las madres que cuidan niños menores de 2 años o que tienen necesidades médicas legítimas.


No hay almacenamiento para artículos prohibidos en ninguna puerta o punto de acceso a Toyota Park. Aquí puede encontrar una lista de todos los artículos prohibidos. Se les pedirá a los aficionados que devuelvan artículos prohibidos a sus automóviles o que los desechen en la entrada.


STADIUM SECURITY SCREENING

In conjunction with all 22 Major League Soccer venues, the Chicago Fire will continue to conduct security screening of ALL FANS entering Toyota Park.


This enhanced security screening is conducted via hand-held metal detectors at all gates to the stadium. The club is making every effort to ensure our entry process remains as efficient as possible.


As both fans and security personnel continue to adjust to this process, lines to enter the stadium may be longer than you’ve experienced in the past. Therefore, we recommend that all fans allow extra time for stadium entry.


Please review a list of frequently asked questions below to help you save time during the screening process. Also, visit Chicago-Fire.com/matchday for additional information on prohibited and permitted items lists.


#CHIvCOL Merch of the Match

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PUB TO PITCH


  • TICKETS: As of Tuesday (May 16), limited seats remain on Pub To Pitch buses departing from Cleo's Chicago, A.J. Hudson's and the Atlantic Bar and Grille. Pub To Pitch riders should visit the updated bus departure schedule as some times have been adjusted.
  • View a map of Pub To Pitch locations
  • Volunteer as a Pub To Pitch bus captain! Bus captains earn great perks for each match they work. LEARN MORE.


AT THE PARK


  • A to Z Guide
  • Tailgating Tips
  • Box Office
    • On event days, the Ticket Office will be open three (3) hours prior to the event and is located on the east side of the stadium at Gate D. The Advance Ticket Sales Window is located next to Guest Services and is open during events to purchase tickets for upcoming events.
  • Parking Lots Open: 4:30 p.m. 
  • Parking and Directions
    • $20 per car (Cash Only)
    • $30 per RV or Bus (Cash Only)
  • Fire Fest
    • Open Wednesday from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    • Located at Gate B on the northwest side of Toyota Park
    • Think you've got great juggling skills? Enter the Fire Freestyle juggling contest at Fire Fest for a chance to win great Fire prizes and be recognized during the game!
    • Looking for a great way to save some cash? Head to Fire Fest and sign up to be the Responsible Fan of the Match sponsored by Heineken and receive one in-stadium soft drink voucher, valued at $5.25.


  • Gates Open: 6:30 p.m. — Enter early to avoid lines!
  • FIRE 3D Letter Photos
    • Looking for the ideal photo op for remembering your trip to Toyota Park? Head to the 3D 'FIRE' letters outside Gate D to pose with your friends and family -- perfect for your new profile pic!
  • Season Ticket Holder of the Match
    • Know someone worthy of being honored as our Season Ticket Holder of the Match? Nominate them now!
  • Guest Services
    • Located behind section 128


MATCHDAY POSTER


The Chicago Fire Soccer Club commemorates each home match with a custom Matchday Poster. All posters are included in matchday programs and are also available for purchase in limited quantities in the Fan Shop. Check out the latest piece, courtesy of the Chicago Fire creative services team:

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