Matchday Guide | Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City | Saturday, March 19

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Coming off a 2-0 win last weekend at D.C. United, the Chicago Fire return home this Saturday looking to make it four-straight matches unbeaten when they host Sporting Kansas City.

Kickoff for Saturday’s match is slated for 5 p.m. CT, so get to Soldier Field early and enjoy an evening with us along the lakefront!

Fans planning on attending Saturday’s match can find the latest information parking, safety, and stadium policies below, as well as additional highlights of what to expect throughout their Soldier Field experience in this week's Matchday Guide, presented by The Blackstone Hotel.

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS: New for 2022, fans are encouraged to pre-purchase their parking passes via Chicago Fire Account Manager in order to ensure a more seamless garage entry on 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 new free shuttle from the Roosevelt CTA station on matchdays.

  • FOR THIS MATCH ONLY: Due to Columbus Drive street closure from Roosevelt Rd to Monroe St:
  • Rideshare drop-off is located at 18th Street and Lakeshore Drive
  • Rideshare pick-up post-match is located at Michigan Ave and Roosevelt Road
  • The first westbound exit off Lakeshore Drive open for this match in Monroe Street.

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. Click here to visit our Soldier Field Guide.

CLEAR BAG POLICY: NO bags will be permitted in the stadium other than clear bags not exceeding 12” x 12”, 6” or smaller, ADA/medical bags and manufactured diaper bags.


  • 2:00 PM - Burnham Downs and parking lots open
  • 3:30 PM - Stadium gates open
  • 4:00 PM - Starting XI flags are raised outside Gate 7
  • 5:00 PM - Kickoff


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


Burnham Downs - the team’s premiere spot for pregame fun outside Soldier Field - opens up at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The space includes various fan-focused activities, with Fire merchandise, food, soft drinks, beer and other beverages, available for purchase.

This weekend, Burnham Downs will host food trucks from local eateries 5411 Empanadas and Cute As A Cupcake.


Catch a matchday tradition located outside Gate 5 on the southwest side of Soldier Field. Happening prior to every match, join Fire PA announcer Tico Fernandez as the Fire’s starting lineup is revealed.


Upon entering Soldier Field on Saturday, fans will notice the team’s brand new banners commemorating the Club’s historic wins in the U.S. Open Cup (1998, 2000, 2003, 2006), MLS Cup (1998), and Supporters Shield (2003) now on display in the stadium’s 200 level.

In addition, former Fire player Ryan Futagaki will serve as the team’s “Firestarter” by signaling the team’s walkout with a new flag-waving tradition.


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.


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 Fan Shop at Soldier Field in the South Courtyard. In addition, the Fire Merch Truck will be parked on the north side of the stadium.

ONLINE 50/50 RAFFLE: Illinois residents can participate in the Chicago Fire's 50/50 raffle online! Enter at or within the Fire Mobile App for your chance to win while supporting the work of the Chicago Fire Foundation.