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Insider's look at creating soccer art, atmosphere

A member of the Chicago Fire's Section 8 explains how preparing tifo is a labor of love -- with a lot of emphasis on the labor -- but getting involved is just a matter of showing up.

CF97 Community: Balancing Anger and Support

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Frustration with ownership must not impact the support that the community provides to the Chicago Fire

ATC Special: Our Role In Building cf97 Community

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In this Edition of Around the Campfire, we explore what fans can do to help build community and improve attendance

Fire Away: The Cow Town Chronicles- #cf97 in CBUS

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Fire traveled to Columbus for a heated rivalry match up, and their faithful supporters followed close behind. These are the events which took place en route to Cow Town.

Tribunes Of The Plebs: An Interview w/S8C Leaders

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The ISA's Chair Jeffrey Marinacci and Vice-Chair Patrick Stanton answer some questions about supporter culture, fan issues, current events and their love of the game

Dankeschön, Mike! New Fire Ad To Focus On MVP

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New Chicago Fire commercial looks to recreate an iconic scene from one of the greatest films to be set in Chicago, and you can be part of it Friday afternoon!

Around The Campfire: CF97 Community News For April

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Check out some additional ways to get involved in the Chicago soccer community this year

Volunteers Needed for Section 8 Food Drive

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With Christmas quickly approaching, many of us are excitedly making plans for time spent with family and friends. However, it's also a good time to remember that there are many less fortunate...

Fire Supporters Group Highlight: Ultras Red Side

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In a new series here on HTIOT, we are talking with various Fire supporter groups around Toyota Park to help familiarize our readers with who they are and what they do - and what better first group...

The Chicago Fire: A Family Tradition

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As a growing sports franchise in the crowded Chicagoland market, the Chicago Fire are constantly looking for new ways to bring people to Toyota Park and more importantly- keep them coming back.

Embracing the Bandwagon Fan

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With the recent success of the Fire, it's to be expected that a bump in average attendance could occur and "bandwagon" or "fair weather fans" will join the ranks. It's important to embrace fans who...

Flags of Our Bothers

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Last Saturday against Portland, the Timbers had a significant contingent of followers that traveled to the east side corner and the Harlem End was motivated to out cheer the opposition.

The First "Fire Friday" is an Encouraging Success

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In a competitive sports market in Chicago, it is essential that the Chicago Fire Soccer Club reaches out to the community and works to expand the fan base through a variety of means

Fire Fridays Campaign Set To Kick Off

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Fans have been asking for the team to try to establish a much larger footprint throughout the city to raise visibility and attract new supporters

Making the Pitch: Selling Chicago to Players

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Much has been made of the poor run to start the season, and the numerous transactions that haven’t panned out. An obvious solution to poor results as pointed out by many: acquire better, if not...

Google+ Hangout With Daniel Paladini Friday

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Want to chat with a Fire player? And have a chance to win some prizes?

How To Turn A Sports Bar Into A Chicago Fire Bar

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An anonymous writer once said "Football is a game in which a handful of fit men run around for one and a half hours watched by millions of people who could really use the exercise". For many soccer...

Like Art? Like Soccer? How About Both?

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The Chicago Fire are once again set to host their 3rd annual celebration of two beautiful creations: art, and the game of soccer. The best part is that local Chicagoland area artists can be a part...

Grass Roots Perspective:The Fire In Chicago Market

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In the wake of an early season that has the Fire lamenting its last place, it seems like a difficult proposition arguing a case for how the Fire can improve in the Chicago sports market. After a...

Soccer Bar Sojourn: The Globe Pub & A.J. Hudson's

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While our own Dili Yang normally does these types of reviews, I was in Chicago last weekend and decided to go to both bars on the same day.

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Opening Night Section 8 Tifo

As always, Section 8 bringing some quality work to Toyota Park

HTIOT Fantasy Fixture List: Week 1

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The 2013 MLS season is here! And HTIOT has all your fantasy needs covered!

#cf97Withdrawals Ep. 2

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Give the Fire marketing folks their props for doing their best to keep their fans engaged during an offseason that always seems too long.

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#cf97withdrawals

At this point we are all suffering from cf97 withdrawal. Fortunately each passing day gets us a bit closer to the regular season. Check out this first video in the #cf97withdrawal series, courtesy...

Robinson still involved in Fire community

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The Section 8 Chicago Independent Supporters Association November 2012 board meeting took place on Wednesday night at The Atlantic Bar in Lincoln Square. And a former Fire player made a special...

Club vs. Country: Where Do You Stand?

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In soccer circles one of the most interesting debates, at least to me, is always the club vs. country argument. For every person you ask, you will get a unique answer

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