Opening Day: June 11, 2006
Current Owner: Village of Bridgeview
Team Website: chicago-fire.com
Team Phone: 708/594-7200
Address: 7000 S. Harlem Av., Bridgeview, IL 60455
From Downtown Chicago: Take I-55 South to the Harlem Avenue exit. Turn left onto Harlem Avenue and proceed south 2.5 miles to the stadium.
From Northbound Tri-State Tollway: Take I-294 North, then exit to 95th Street and turn right (east) onto 95th Street. Continue east to Harlem Avenue and go north on Harlem Avenue 3 miles to the stadium.
From Southbound Tri-State Tollway Take 1-294 South to I-55 North, then exit to LaGrange Road south and merge left onto Archer Road. Merge right onto 79th Street and follow 79th Street to Roberts Rd. Make a left on Roberts Rd, then proceed North to W 71st St. Turn right onto W 71st St.
From West: Take 1-294 South to I-55 North, then exit to LaGrange Road south and merge left onto Archer Road. Merge right onto 79th Street.
Follow 79th Street to Roberts Road. Make a left and proceed North on Roberts Rd to W 71st St. Turn right onto W 71st St.
From Southeast: Use 79th, 87th or 95th Street to access Harlem Avenue, then turn right onto Harlem Avenue and continue to stadium.
From Southwest suburbs:Take LaGrange Road north to 95th Street, then turn right on W 95th Street. Turn left on Roberts Road, and then turn right onto W 71st Street.
A short drive southwest of downtown Chicago, Toyota Park has been the home of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club since 2006. Since it opened, Toyota Park has hosted qualification matches for the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as the 2006 MLS All-Star Game and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final match. Toyota Park also hosts concerts; for those events, the stadium has a capacity of 28,000.
Part of Toyota Park’s appeal is its seemingly simple design. The stadium is open air, with a large swath of natural grass to greet soccer fans. The seats are stark white, with awnings stretching over most of the length of the bleachers. Brick wraps around the outer ring of the stadium, and includes an arch that has become a defining feature of the stadium’s façade. More than half a million spectators pass through the arch to enjoy the stadium’s events.