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Chicago Fire FC Announces 2020 MLS Regular Season Schedule

CHICAGO (Dec. 19, 2019) – Chicago Fire FC today announced the Club’s 34-game schedule for the 2020 MLS regular season. The Fire will open the 2020 season on the road against the reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC in a nationally televised contest on Sunday, March 1. Set to begin at 2:00 p.m. CT, the match against Seattle at CenturyLink Field will be broadcast live on ESPN.

Following two matches on the road against the New England Revolution (March 7) and Orlando City SC (March 14), the Fire will officially make its return to Soldier Field on Saturday, March 21 for its home opener against Atlanta United FC. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. CT, the game will be broadcast live on Univision.

In addition to the March 21 match against Atlanta, the Fire’s 2020 home schedule includes several marquee matchups. On Saturday, May 9, Chicago will host 2020 expansion side Inter Miami CF, marking the first-ever meeting between the two sides. The match against Inter Miami CF will be nationally televised live on ABC beginning at 2:00 p.m. CT.

The Fire will also host both teams from Los Angeles on national television in 2020. On Saturday, April 25, Chicago will face reigning MLS Supporters’ Shield winners, Los Angeles FC, at Soldier Field at 2:30 p.m. CT (Univision). The LA Galaxy will then travel to Chicago for its match against the Fire on Sunday, Aug. 9 at Soldier Field at 5:30 p.m. CT (FS1).


Fans can secure a seat for the Fire’s 2020 MLS home opener, or any home game of the regular season, through a variety of ticket packages. Beginning as low as $15 per game, season ticket packages for the 2020 campaign are available for purchase online or by calling 888-MLS-FIRE to speak with a ticket sales representative. Additionally, the Club is currently offering a Home Opener Holiday Pack, which includes two tickets to the game against Atlanta United and two scarves for just $49. Season tickets for children ages 12-and-under are also currently available for as low as $12.50 per game. Single game tickets for the entire 2020 season will go on sale at a later date.

Chicago will play 17 home games and 17 away games during the 2020 MLS campaign. The Fire will take on each of its Eastern Conference opponents twice, with one game at home and one away. Due to the addition of two expansion sides – Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC – Chicago will only face 10 of the 13 Western Conference teams in league play in 2020: Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles FC, Minnesota United FC, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. This season the Fire will not play Houston Dynamo, Nashville SC or Real Salt Lake.

Of the Fire’s 34 regular season games, 10 will be broadcast live to a national audience in the United States. Univision will broadcast four Fire games,UniMás and ESPN will each air two matches, and ABC and FS1 will each broadcast one game in 2020. Six of the Fire’s 10 nationally televised games will take place at Soldier Field. The Club’s local television broadcast details will be announced at a later date.

The Club’s longest home stand of the 2020 season will occur from June 27 to July 11. During that stretch, Chicago will host Orlando City SC (June 27), New York City FC (July 5), Philadelphia Union (July 8) and D.C. United (July 11).

2020 Home Opponents: Atlanta United FC, Columbus Crew SC, D.C. United, FC Cincinnati, Inter Miami CF, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles FC, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC

2020 Away Opponents: Atlanta United FC, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew SC, D.C. United, FC Cincinnati, FC Dallas, Inter Miami CF, Minnesota United FC, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, Orlando City SC, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, Seattle Sounders FC, Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Not playing: Houston Dynamo, Nashville SC, Real Salt Lake

Chicago Fire FC 2020 Regular Season Schedule:

Date

Opponent

Time (CT)

Broadcast

Sunday, March 1

at Seattle Sounders FC

2:00 p.m.

ESPN

Saturday, March 7

at New England Revolution

12:30 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, March 14

at Orlando City SC

6:30 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, March 21

ATLANTA UNITED FC

2:30 p.m.

Univision

Saturday, April 4

NEW YORK RED BULLS

1:00 p.m.

TBA

Sunday, April 12

at New York City FC

11:30 a.m.

TBA

Sunday, April 19

COLUMBUS CREW SC

1:00 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, April 25

LOS ANGELES FC

2:30 p.m.

Univision

Saturday, May 2

at FC Dallas

7:30 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, May 9

INTER MIAMI CF

2:00 p.m.

ABC

Saturday, May 16

at Montreal Impact

12:00 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, May 23

FC CINCINNATI

7:00 p.m.

TBA

Wednesday, May 27

PORTLAND TIMBERS

7:00 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, May 30

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION

7:00 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, June 13

at Columbus Crew SC

6:30 p.m.

TBA

Wednesday, June 17

at Toronto FC

7:00 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, June 20

at Inter Miami CF

7:00 p.m.

UniMás

Saturday, June 27

ORLANDO CITY SC

7:00 p.m.

UniMás

Sunday, July 5

NEW YORK CITY FC

6:00 p.m.

TBA

Wednesday, July 8

PHILADELPHIA UNION

7:00 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, July 11

D.C. UNITED

7:00 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, July 18

at Colorado Rapids

8:00 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, July 25

at FC Cincinnati

6:30 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, Aug. 1

TORONTO FC

7:00 p.m.

TBA

Wednesday, Aug. 5

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

7:00 p.m.

TBA

Sunday, Aug. 9

LA GALAXY

5:30 p.m.

FS1

Saturday, Aug. 15

at New York Red Bulls

6:30 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, Aug. 22

at Minnesota United FC

7:00 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, Aug. 29

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

9:00 p.m.

TBA

Saturday, Sept. 5

SPORTING KANSAS CITY

2:30 p.m.

Univision

Sunday, Sept. 13

at D.C. United

12:00 p.m.

ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 19

at Atlanta United FC

2:30 p.m.

Univision

Saturday, Sept. 26

MONTREAL IMPACT

7:00 p.m.

TBA

Sunday, Oct. 4

at Philadelphia Union

3:30 p.m.

TBA          

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