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Looking Into The Soldier Field Lease for Chicago Fire

Fire’s lease at Soldier Field calls for sliding payment based on attendance MIAMI, Fla. (January 27, 2020) — After it was announced that the Chicago Fire were returning to downtown Chicago to play at Soldier Field, the Chicago Sun Times secured a copy of the team’s new lease with the Chicago Park District via a […]

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Inter Miami CF Acquires Defender Grant Lillard from the Chicago Fire

MIAMI, Fla. (November 14, 2019) — Another day, another new signing for Club Internacional. Today, Inter Miami CF announced the acquisition of 23-year-old centre-back Grant Lillard from the Chicago Fire in exchange for $75,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM). Lillard had options on his contract for 2020 and 2021, but the Fire had not picked […]

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Chicago Fire Announce Return To Downtown Chicago; Sign La Liga Player

The Chicago Fire will return to Soldier Field. MIAMI, Fla. (October 25, 2019) — The club announced its return to the iconic downtown stadium, where their home opener will be versus Atlanta United on March 21, 2020. As earlier reported on Russo Soccer, the plans have been known for months, but the Fire waited to […]

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Chicago Fire and Village of Bridgeview Reach Agreement on Lease Buyout

Miami, Fla. June 4, 2019 The Chicago Fire will pay the Village of Bridgeview $60.5 million to break its SeatGeek Stadium lease, per a local report, paving the way for a move to Soldier Field in the short term — and a new home for the MLS team potentially down the road. The Bridgeview Village […]

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Chicago Fire Negotiating Stadium Lease Buyout And Possible Rebrand

Chicago Fire News: Will There Be An Early Termination Of The Lease at SeatGeek Stadium? According to the sports publication The Athletic, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the negotiations, Chicago Fire and Major League Soccer are in discussions with the Village of Bridgeview to arrive at an early termination of the lease with the […]