Saturday January 20 10:18 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Open 2018 MLS Regular Season at Colorado Rapids on March 3

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The following week the Fire will host Opening Day at Toyota Park when they welcome Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, March 10.

Fans can guarantee their seats for the Fire's home opener by taking advantage of the club's Opening Day Holiday Pack offer, one of three 2018 Mini-Plans or securing a 2018 season ticket package. Single-game ticket information will be released at a later date.

The Fire will again hit the road during week three when they travel to face Minnesota United FC for its home opener at TCF Bank Stadium located on the campus of the University of Minnesota on Saturday, March 17.

During the 2018 MLS regular season, each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their respective conference opponents (10 in the East, 11 in the West) twice during the season with one game at home and one game away. Western Conference teams will play one additional intra-conference game and Eastern Conference teams will play two. All teams will face each non-conference opponent once.

The complete regular season schedule will be announced in January.

Below is the full MLS Home Opener Schedule (all times central):

WEEK 1

Saturday, March 3, 2018
12 p.m. - Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew SC (BMO Field)
2:30 p.m. - Houston Dynamo vs. Atlanta United (BBVA Compass Stadium)
6:30 p.m. - Orlando City SC vs. D.C. United (Orlando City Stadium)
7 p.m. - FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake (Toyota Stadium)
8 p.m. - Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)
9:30 p.m. - San Jose Earthquakes vs. Minnesota United FC (Avaya Stadium)
Time TBD - Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution (Talen Energy Stadium)

Sunday, March 4, 2018
4 p.m. - Seattle Sounders FC vs. Los Angeles Football Club (CenturyLink Field)
5 p.m. - Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact (BC Place)
6:30 p.m. - Sporting Kansas City vs. New York City FC (Children's Mercy Park)
9 p.m. - LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers (StubHub Center)

WEEK 2

Saturday, March 10, 2018
12 p.m. - Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact (MAPFRE Stadium)
12:30 p.m. - New England Revolution vs. Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium)
2:30 p.m. - Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Football Club (Rio Tinto Stadium)
6 p.m. - New York Red Bulls vs. Portland Timbers (Red Bull Arena)
Time TBD - Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City (Toyota Park)

Sunday, March 11, 2018
2 p.m. - Atlanta United vs. D.C. United (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
4 p.m. - New York City FC vs. LA Galaxy (Yankee Stadium)

WEEK 3

Saturday, March 17, 2018
2 p.m. - Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (Olympic Stadium)
Time TBD - D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo (venue TBD)
Time TBD - Minnesota United FC vs. Chicago Fire (TCF Bank Stadium)

ADDITIONAL HOME OPENERS

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:30 p.m. - Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC (Providence Park)

Sunday, April 29, 2018
8 p.m. - Los Angeles Football Club vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Banc of California Stadium)

ABOUT CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club was founded on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, and celebrated its 20th season in Major League Soccer in 2017. The Fire have won six major domestic championship titles, including the 1998 MLS Cup and 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, as well as the 2003 Supporters Shield. The Club's charitable arm, the Chicago Fire Foundation, was recognized as 2016 Beyond Sport Team of the Year and 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Sport Team of the Year. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $1.8 million in grants and contributions to benefit Chicagoland youth. Anchoring Chicago's growing soccer fan base, the Fire play at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., located 15 miles from Chicago's Loop. www.Chicago-Fire.com.