What to look for on your visit to Toyota Park in 2018

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As the Chicago Fire get set to open their 2018 MLS campaign Saturday against Sporting Kansas City (5 PM, TICKETS), there are some new highlights for fans and Season Ticket Holders to look for on their return to Toyota Park.

For the first time, Season Ticket Holders can look forward to dedicated lines at select permanent concession stands located around the concourse. Season Ticket Holders should present their Season Ticket Holder cards to gain access to the dedicated lines.

After moving to Digital Ticketing in 2017, the Fire have now moved to Digital Parking! Season Ticket Holders should access their parking passes through the Chicago Fire club mobile app or their Digital Ticketing homepage for display at the parking gates. All parking must be dated with the day of the game.

If you do not see your purchased parking on Digital Account, please reach out to your service rep or the general service line at (708) 496-6800. For Saturday's match (March 10), the club is encouraging fans print their parking pass in advance to ensure ease of access.

​With Friday's announcement of the club's impending move to ESPN+ for local broadcasts came news that Saturday's season-opener would be available via the FREE MLS Live streaming service, regardless of fans' locations in or out of the Chicago market. Subscribe now for your free accountand enjoy the game from your computer, mobile device, MLS app, Apple TV and Roku. Click here for more information. 

Prefer not to drive to the match? Enjoy a roundtrip Pub To Pitch bus ride departing from nine convenient bar locations in Chicago, including new-for-2018 location Reggie's Chicago (2105 S State St.). In a change from the past, buses are now scheduled to arrive at Toyota Park 90 minutes ahead of kickoff (Departure Schedule), giving fans more time to join a tailgate or head into the stadium to avoid crowds and be in their seats for the start of opening ceremonies. 

Remember, riders on one lucky bus for each game will be the random recipients of Fire giveaways courtesy of Heineken. 

Don't forget to visit Fire Fest inside Gate B on the northwest side of the stadium, opening two hours before kickoff (3 PM). Look for a brand-new mini-stadia where youth players can jump into pickup games run by Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community coaches. 

You can also join the Fire Freestyle soccer juggling competition, where the top-performing juggler on the day can walk away with two tickets to a future match and a commemorative winner's certificate. 

Section 8 Chicago has organized a new way to enter Toyota Park together, inviting Harlem End fans to participate in a pregame Walk-Up via Gate C at 4:30 PM. Be sure to get in early to lend your voice to the Harlem End's traditional chants in the lead-up to kickoff.

DJ Step has announced his return as the matchday DJ of the Chicago Fire! Listen up for Step's matchday playlist during warm-ups and halftime and look for him in his new location on the concourse at the top of Section 124. Before gameday, be sure to check out his new Spotify playlist to set the tone for each and every home match. 

Looking for the perfect way to reserve your seat at multiple Fire games for the best value? Check out the new 2018 Mini-Plansto learn about the Hat-Trick Plan, 5-Match Plan and 10-Ticket Flex Plan to build the schedule that works for you. 

To ensure your visit to Toyota Park is as safe and enjoyable as possible, it's important to keep in the mind the Stadium Security policies for all fans:

  • Bag Policy and Screening:
  • See Something, Say Something: To report an issue or concern inside the stadium on matchday, text 888-MLS-FIRE for assistance.

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