Although the club is no longer using it for home matches, Chicago Fire FC has upgraded facilities at SeatGeek Stadium, helping to make the most out of training at the venue.
The 2020 MLS season marks a return to Soldier Field for the Fire, who reached an agreement last year to break a lease to SeatGeek Stadium in suburban Bridgeview that was to run through 2036. While that action helped pave the way for the Fire to move home matches to Chicago, the club did not completely sever ties with Bridgeview, as it continues to use SeatGeek Stadium’s behind-the-scenes team facilities for training and potentially other events.
Over the offseason, the club invested in improving training-related amenities at SeatGeek Stadium, including team facilities like the locker room and workout area. Under owner Joe Mansueto, the Fire has been working to reshape its organization—with the move to Soldier Field and an offseason rebranding part of that approach—and the club believes that improving these facilities fits into that overall strategy for growth.