Matchday Guide | Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls | Saturday, April 30

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The Fire are back home on Saturday night to welcome the New York Red Bulls on Chicago Sports Night at Soldier Field.

Representation from all of Chicago’s first division sports teams will be in attendance as we celebrate the city’s iconic sporting culture and go for all three points along the lakefront when the opening whistle blows at 7 p.m. CT.

Fans planning to attend the match can find the latest information parking, safety, and stadium policies below, as well as additional highlights of fun things to expect throughout their Soldier Field experience in our Matchday Guide, presented by The Blackstone Hotel:

SAVE $5 WITH PRE-PURCHASED PARKING: Fans are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase their discounted parking passes via Chicago Fire Account Manager in order to ensure a more seamless garage entry on busy matchdays. Parking passes can be purchased online for $35 for vehicles (plus applicable fees) by clicking here.

Click here to view parking information and directions to Soldier Field by car, public transportation, or rideshare, as well as details on our free shuttle from the Roosevelt CTA station on matchdays.

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 to visit our Soldier Field Matchday Guide.

  • Note: For the safety of all fans, umbrellas are a prohibited item and not allowed into the stadium.

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, ADA/medical bags and manufactured diaper bags.


  • 4:00 PM - Parking lots open
  • 5:30 PM - Stadium gates open
  • 7:00 PM - Kickoff vs. New York Red Bulls


Saturday’s match will be a special night of celebrating all of Chicago's professional sports teams and traditions. Here’s what to keep an eye out for as we show off our city’s illustrious athletic culture:

  • Mascot appearances from the Blackhawks, and Bears
  • Photo opportunities with the Bulls’ six championship trophies in the South Courtyard
  • Performances from the Bulls’ Bucket Boys at the Second Star Pub
  • A special Red Stars autograph raffle inside Sparky’s Courtyard
  • A basketball hoop raffle
  • And last but not least…


The first 5,000 fans through the gates at Soldier Field on Saturday will receive a free Chicago Fire-themed Basketball jersey featuring Xherdan Shaqiri’s name on the back! Be sure to get to your seats early, as these are expected to go quickly.


Fans are encouraged to visit our two fan zones set up at Soldier Field - The North Side Fan Zone and the South Courtyard. Due to the weather, our third fan zone, Burnham Downs, will be closed on Saturday.

  • At the North Side Fan Zone outside Gate 47 on McFetridge Dr., fans can find the all-new Fire Merch Truck parked and stocked with the latest Fire gear for purchase.
  • Inside Gate 0, the South Courtyard at Soldier Field features two brand new must-stop locations - The Chicago Fire Team Shop and the Second Star Pub. The new Chicago Fire Team Shop includes the widest variety of Fire gear among all merchandise locations in the stadium, while the Second Star Pub is a perfect place to grab a Hazy Pitch on the way to your seats. The South Courtyard also features photo booths, trivia, games, and - for our younger fans - our Kids Zone and Sparky’s Playhouse.


Saturday’s match is the final day of a month-long 50/50 raffle with a guaranteed minimum jackpot of $20,000! Help support the Chicago Fire Foundation's mission to positively impact Chicago's youth by getting your tickets in person at Soldier Field or online at The big winner will be announced following the match.


We have partnered with Tuk Tuk Chicago to provide shuttles from the Roosevelt CTA stop to Soldier Field before each match. Weather permitting, shuttles will run starting two hours out from kickoff, with the last scheduled shuttle leaving Roosevelt 30 minutes before kickoff.


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. A full list of matchday concessions offerings can be found in the Chicago Fire Mobile App by entering the all-new “Soldier Field Mode” feature.


Alongside housing tickets, parking passes and an all-new interactive Soldier Field map, fans can be a part of the matchday experience from the palm of their hands Fire Mobile App. Use the app’s new “Soldier Field Mode” to choose a winner in our halftime L-Train Race on the video board. Fans who choose the winning train will win a special Fire-branded one-day Ventra pass! Be sure to turn your notifications on to receive the alert after the race.

In addition, fans can use the mobile app to vote on which Fire player they think deserves to be the Heineken Man of the Match. Voting becomes available following the start of the second half during each match.

Lastly, help set the tone for the second half by participating in our “Sounds of Chicagoland” vote that will determine which song will be played during the team’s return to the field.


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 at the North Side Fan Zone outside the stadium on McFetridge Dr.