The crowd rises to its feet and cheers as the Chicago Fire rips another lightning-fast shot through its opponent’s goal. Moments like this are what makes bringing the kids to see the city’s beloved professional soccer club an experience you’ll always remember, so get everybody into the car and head to Toyota Park for some serious sporting excitement on your next family day. Let the youngsters hold their own ticket stubs so they can run ahead and scout out those killer seats you got down at field level. They’ll gawk wide-eyed at the Men in Red as they zip across the pitch right in front of them.
As one of the most competitive teams in the league, the Fire boasts world class talent, so you’ll have a chance to witness some amazing feats of speed, endurance, and agility during each 90-minute match. Need to refuel during halftime? Tasty hot dogs and soda are half the fun at events like these, so give in and forgo a healthy meal just this once, and order a cold draft beer for yourself while you’re at it. When the buzzer sounds and the crowd heads for the exits, pop into the Fire’s retail shop for some some bright red fan gear, from authentic jerseys to branded soccer balls to a $500 Chicago Fire rocking chair. (Okay, maybe sleep on that last idea.) The kids might think it’s cheesy, but a photo in front of the brick arch at the entrance is essential to capturing a great family moment.