A scheduling conflict with the Chicago Bears forced the move. The Bears’ lease with Soldier Field gives the team a five-day window before games. The Bears are set to host the Detroit Lions on Oct. 3, which forced the Fire to move the match to Bridgeview.
Because of SeatGeek’s partnership with SeatGeek Stadium, fans who currently have tickets to the match will receive a refund from Ticketmaster today, and will be able to re-purchase tickets through SeatGeek. Season ticket holders will receive a link to purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 27. Individual tickets and group tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10:00 a.m. CT.
This marks the first time the Fire will play a regular season match in Bridgeview since moving back to Soldier Field in late 2019. For the fans it might feel like a nostalgic experience, but for the players it probably won’t seem like a big deal. The team still trains at SeatGeek Stadium, and played a handful of preseason games there behind closed doors earlier this season.