The Chicago Fire Soccer Club Communications Department looks forward to working with you during the 2017 season at Toyota Park.

Season Credentials

Media with 2017 Chicago Fire full season credentials will have access to all Fire home games, including exhibitions and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games.

Season credentials will be issued to media members who have demonstrated ongoing and consistent coverage of the Fire and have a legitimate working function on gamedays.

Membership in a professional association does not automatically qualify an individual for credentials.

Credentials are not transferable.

Each media member shall only qualify for one category.

Credential requests will be considered only if they are submitted by the sports editor, by the sports director/producer or by the photo editor.

Any member of the media using media passes for unauthorized purposes or any manner deemed unsuitable by the Chicago Fire will have their credential revoked.

The following actions will result in the permanent seizure of the credential:

  • Requesting autographs at any time
  • Taking photographs with players/coaches/celebrities
  • Conducting unauthorized interviews
  • Publishing content that is willfully false about the club and its staff, players or other Fire employees.
  • Unprofessional behavior (cheering in the press box, consumption of alcoholic beverages, failure to abide by posted rules, etc.)


Requests for individual game credentials must be made at least 24 hours in advance on company letterhead and emailed to the Communications Department at: mediacredentials@chicago-fire.com.

Team Information Medical Staff
Chief Operating Officer: Atul Khosla Head Athletic Trainer: Steve Purcell, MS, ATC
General Manager: Nelson Rodriguez Assistant Athletic Trainer: Reade Whitney
Head Coach: Veljko Paunovic Chief Medical Officer/Head Team Physician:
Dr. Joshua Blomgren, D.O.
Assistant Coach: Marko Mitrovic Head Orthopedic Officer/Team Orthopedist:
Dr. Brian Forsythe, M.D.
Assistant Coach: Eric Gehrig  
Goalkeeper Coach: Aleksandar Saric  
Director of Youth Development: Paul Cadwell  
Manager of Team and Soccer Operations: Alex Boler  
Juniors Affiliates Manager: Brian Roberts  



Communications Contacts

Doug Hicks
Vice President of Communications
Office Phone: 708-496-6724
Frank Stranzl
Director of Communications
Office Phone: 708-496-6795
Eunice Kim
Communications Manager
Office Phone: 708-496-6726

Training Center Info

The Chicago Fire train at the Toyota Park Practice Field, located just northwest of the stadium, and at The PrivateBank Fire Pitch (3626 N Talman Ave., Chicago).

Media members interested in attending training are asked to RSVP to Eunice Kim at ekim@chicago-fire.com the evening before each session with the names of the players they are requesting to speak with to ensure that players are notified and available for interviews. Training times and locations are subject to change. If you plan on attending training, please contact the Chicago Fire Communications Department for updated times and locations.

2017 Chicago Fire Media Guide

To access the 2017 Chicago Fire Media Guide, click here.

Team Offices and Important Phone Numbers

Chicago Fire
Toyota Park
7000 S. Harlem Ave.
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Office Phone: 708-594-7200