Fire Goes Green

Efforts for a more sustainable future

The
Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that the club will continue its
expansive green initiatives and promotion of environmentally friendly policies
on and off the pitch, beginning the week of Earth Day and continuing throughout
the 2010 MLS season. The Fire will host a “Fire Goes Green” match against the
Houston Dynamo at TOYOTA PARK on Saturday, April 24
th 7:30 PM CT
that will debut the Fire’s 2010 efforts for a more sustainable future.

To
help beautify TOYOTA PARK, celebrate Earth Day and promote a more eco-friendly
environment in the community, Fire players and
staff, in conjunction with Chicago Gateway Green, MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the
Village of Bridgeview will plant 40 trees at TOYOTA PARK on Thursday, April 22
beginning at Noon. 

On
Saturday, April 24
th, the club will host the “Fire Goes Green” game,
when the Fire take on the Houston Dynamo at TOYOTA PARK at 7:30 PM CT. The Fire
will wear commemorative uniforms featuring unique colored name and numbers, and
a special patch to help highlight the “going green” initiatives throughout the
game. Fans attending the Fire - Dynamo match will have an opportunity to bid on
these game-worn, commemorative Fire jerseys from each member of the team. 
Each winner will be given the opportunity to have the Fire player personally
autograph the game worn jersey after the game. All proceeds benefit the Chicago
Fire Foundation.  For more information contact the Chicago Fire Foundation
at 708-496-6740.

In
an effort to promote environmental sustainability, the Fire will provide a
number of eco-friendly solutions to its match day experience.

 

  • Upon
    entry to the match, the first 5,000 Fire fans will receive reusable bags
    courtesy of MLS W.O.R.K.S. and Kick10 Promotions and an eco-tip wallet
    guide.

 

  • The
    Fire will provide Pepsi and Miller sponsored recycling bins around the
    stadium to promote recycling at all games and events at TOYOTA PARK moving
    forward.

 

  • The
    Fire will purchase energy credits to off-set the carbon footprint for the
    energy used to produce the match at TOYOTA PARK. 

 

  • The
    Fire will distribute game programs made from recycled paper.

 

  • Levy
    Restaurants, the Fire’s in-stadium concession provider, will produce a
    “Farm to Fork” sustainable menu, as a dining option in Club Suites and the
    Stadium Club.

 

  • Upon
    exit, fans will receive an additional reusable bag courtesy of Aldi, CFL
    light bulbs and flower seed packets as a “green give away” to expand the
    ‘greener’ game-day experience outside of the gates of TOYOTA PARK. 

The
Fire will team up in the community with the Chicago Group of Sierra Club for a
Beach Clean-up at Montrose Beach on Saturday, April 17. People of all ages are
welcome to participate in cleaning and beautifying this beach from 9 AM to 12
noon CT. For more information, please click here
http://illinois.sierraclub.org/chicago/.

Fans
can purchase tickets for the “Fire Goes Green” game by visiting the club’s
website at
www.chicago-fire.com, or calling
1-888-MLS-FIRE (657-3473).