Milan to hold open training

Seven-Time European Champions will train at Toyota Park May 29th

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club, the Chicago
Red Stars and A.C. Milan announced today that A.C. Milan will open their
training to the general public at TOYOTA PARK on May 29 at 5:00 PM CT. The famed
Italian club will train immediately before the Red Stars’ Women’s Professional
Soccer League match with FC Gold Pride, which kicks off at 7:00 PM CT at TOYOTA
PARK. The parking lots to TOYOTA PARK will open at 4:30 PM CT, and gates to the
park open promptly at 5 PM.

A.C. Milan training is open to fans who purchase a ticket to the Red Stars vs.
FC Gold Pride match and for all Chicago Fire season ticket holders. The Chicago
Fire will challenge A.C. Milan in an international friendly presented by Best
Buy at TOYOTA PARK on Sunday, May 30 at 7:30 PM CT. Chicago Fire Full Season
and Ten Game Plan ticket Holders have until Thursday, May 27th at Noon to
respond to
Fan Relations (
for complimentary tickets for this event. Tickets will be available at Season
Ticket Will Call beginning at 4:00 PM CT.

Red Stars tickets start at only $15 if
purchased in advance. For tickets, visit
or, or
call the Red Stars office at 708-496-9500. Tickets for the Chicago Fire – A.C.
Milan match are included in the Season Ticket and Ten Game packages as Bonus
Game 1. Groups of 15 or more are available for all price sections and include a
savings off the regular price. To reserve your seats today please call
1-888-MLS-FIRE (657-3473), head to or visit the
club’s official website

A number of high-profile players are scheduled to take the TOYOTA PARK pitch on
May 29, including play-making midfielder Ronaldinho. The gifted Brazilian and former
FIFA World Player of the Year (2004, 2005), will train before four-time FIFA
Women’s Player of the Year Marta steps on the field representing FC Gold Pride.
Rossoneri will also feature Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf,
Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato and current World Cup Champion Filippo

The Chicago Fire will hold a “Pizza
Friendly” at Chicago Wicker Park hot spot Piece on Tuesday, May 25 from 5-7 PM.
A portion of proceeds sold from the Fire specific Il
pizza and Piece’s award winning Worryin’ Ale beer will be
donated to the Chicago Fire Foundation. Chicago Fire Players Andrew Dykstra,
Baggio Husidic, Peter Lowry, Patrick Nyarko and Calen Carr will be serving
Piece pizza to fans in attendance.  The event is open to the general public.

May 30
international friendly presented by Best Buy marks the second
time the Fire and A.C. Milan have met in Chicago. The two sides previously met
in 2005 when the
Rossoneri edged the Fire 3-1 in a tightly contested
match at Soldier Field.