Matchday Guide | Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC | Saturday, March 4

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Chicago Fire FC’s 2023 season begins at last this Saturday at Soldier Field, as Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson opens up his second year in charge with a visit from New York City FC.

Get familiar with everything you can expect for your return to the lakefront this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. CT with this weekend’s Matchday Guide, presented by The Blackstone Hotel.


NEW! PARK VIA SPOTHERO: Book convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.To reserve your parking spot, click here to visit the Chicago Fire SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot.

ADDITIONAL PARKING: Fans are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase their discounted parking passes in order to ensure a more seamless garage entry on busy matchdays. Parking passes can be purchased online for $30 (Season Ticket Holder rate) or $35 for vehicles (plus applicable fees).

  • Season Ticket Holders click here to pre-purchase discounted parking via Chicago Fire Account Manager.
  • General Fans click here to pre-purchase discounted parking.

NO BAGS: No bags will be permitted in the stadium other than clear bags not exceeding 12” x 12”, 6” or smaller, 4.5" x 6" small clutch and ADA/medical bags. Diaper bags and supplies can be carried in a clear bag that meets the stadium size restrictions.

STADIUM SAFETY: View all the information needed to make your trip to Soldier Field a smooth one, including our stadium entry policies, safety information, amenities, guest services and more by clicking here.


  • 4:30 PM - Parking lots and Gate 0 open
  • 6:00 PM - Remaining stadium gates open
  • 7:30 PM - Kickoff vs. New York City FC


WINTRUST FLAG GIVEAWAY: To help celebrate the team’s first home match of the season, the first 10,000 fans through the gates on Saturday will receive a "For All" Fire Flag, presented by Wintrust, draped in the colors of the Fire’s brand new secondary jersey.

THE ALL-NEW FIRE MOBILE APP: Be sure to download the new Chicago Fire app to elevate your experience at Soldier Field on matchday. Access your tickets, an enhanced match center, and interactive matchday activities like the halftime L-Train Race, the Second Half Song Vote, and our new "Rate The Player" feature.

New for 2023!

New for 2023!

Enhance your fan experience at Soldier Field and beyond. Download the all-new free Chicago Fire mobile app!

FAN AREAS: Inside Gate 0, the South Courtyard at Soldier Field features three must-stop locations - The Chicago Fire Team Shop, the Second Star Pub, and Sparky’s House.

  • Be sure to visit the Fire Team Shop this weekend to purchase an all-new “Kit For All” - the team’s 2023 secondary jersey - and don the team’s new look alongside the players. In addition, the Fire Team Shop holds the widest variety of Fire gear among all merchandise locations in the stadium.
  • The Second Star Pub is a perfect place to grab a Hazy Pitch on the way to your seats, and will feature performance’s from DJ Tess both pregame and during halftime.
  • For our younger fans, the South Courtyard also features photo booths, trivia, games, our Kids Zone and Sparky’s Playhouse. Kids Club members - be sure to stop by and grab a special rubber wristband!

GOING CASHLESS: Chicago Fire matches will be cashless for the 2023 season. All merchandise stands, concession stands and vendors will only accept credit, debit, Apple Pay or prepaid cards. Fans can transfer cash for prepaid cards at the Team Shop.


Both of the Club’s partner beers will be available throughout Soldier Field. Find them at the Second Star Pub (inside the South Courtyard at Gate 0), The Midway Club, and at locations throughout the stadium. 


Fans can visit the new flagship Chicago Fire FC Team Shop at Soldier Field near Second Star Pub in the South Courtyard. In addition, the Fire Merch Truck will be parked outside the Waldron Deck before and after the match.