U.S. Open Cup

Matchday Guide | Chicago Fire vs. Union Omaha | Tuesday, April 19

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The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament returns to Soldier Field on Tuesday night, as Chicago Fire FC prepare to host USL League One side Union Omaha FC in the competition’s Third Round.

Tuesday’s match kicks off at 7 p.m. CT, and planning to attend 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 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.

  • Note: Access to the North Garage will only be through the East Side (off Special Olympics Drive) for Tuesday’s match. North Garage access off McFetridge will be closed. Rideshare geofencing will still be active, so drop-off will remain 18th street turnaround.

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

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
  • 6:00 PM - Stadium gates open
  • 7:00 PM - Kickoff vs. Union Omaha


Gates 0, 14, and 38 will be open for fans to enter Soldier Field starting at 6 p.m. For Tuesday’s match, only sections 104-114 and 122-123 will be open for seating.


Join us in the South Courtyard inside Gate 0 before the match for fun pregame activities like patio games, soccer skills challenges, and a photo station.


Visit the Chicago Fire pop-up shop outside section 117 to get your hands on some of the latest team gear.


Select Fan Experience areas will be closed on Tuesday, including:

  • Burnham Downs / North Side Fan Zone / Sparky’s Courtyard
  • Designated Driver Program
  • I Caught A Ball Program
  • My First Fire Match & Birthday Buttons
  • Premiere Club
  • Clubs/Suites: United Club, The Midway, and Skyline Suites
  • Fieldside Seating: Row 1, Row 2, and Suites
  • L-Train Race Halftime Contest