World Cup Viewing Parties

Players and Sparky on hand for watch parties as the World Cup begins

The
Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that the club will help kickoff the
World’s biggest soccer event, participating in viewing parties at different
locations throughout the Chicagoland area for the 2010 World Cup Opening Match
– South Africa vs. Mexico on Friday, June 11 at 9:00 AM CT, as well as the
United States vs. England game on Saturday, June 12 at 1:30 PM CT.

The
Fire will be on hand at Daley Plaza this Friday, June 11 at 9:00 AM CT for the
World Cup kick off match between South Africa and Mexico. This event is free
and open to the public. Jumbo screens will broadcast the game live on the
plaza. In addition, Chicago Fire players Andrew Dykstra and Kwame Watson-Siriboe
will attend the Saturday, June 12 watch party at Bull & Bear to support the
United States’ World Cup effort as they face England at 1:30 PM CT. Fire mascot
Sparky will also cheer on the U.S. against England that same day at a viewing
party hosted by the South African Consulate at Montrose Park, which is free and
open to the public.

The
FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa will mark the 19th edition of the biggest
soccer tournament and sporting event in the World. As the African continent
will hold its first World Cup, the best 32 nations will battle to achieve one
ultimate goal, the World Cup.


World
Cup Opening Game: South Africa vs. Mexico at Daley Plaza

Who:              
Chicago
Fire Street Team

When:         
Friday, June 11; 9:00 AM CT kickoff

Where:       
Daley Plaza – 50 W Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

What:            
Celebrate
World Cup Opening Ceremonies and watch South Africa vs. Mexico WC opening game
on jumbo screens – hosted by the South African Consulate. This event is free
and open to the public.


Bull
& Bear World Cup Viewing Party for USA vs. England Match

Who:           
Chicago Fire players Kwame Watson-Siriboe and Andrew Dykstra

When:         
Saturday, June 12; 1:30 PM CT kickoff

Where:       
Bull & Bear – 431 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654

What:         
Join the Chicago Fire as we celebrate the United States opening match against
England in the 2010 World Cup.

 

USA
vs. England Viewing Party at Montrose Park

Who:              
Chicago
Fire mascot Sparky and Chicago Fire Street Team

When:         
Saturday, June 12; 1:30 PM CT kickoff

Where:       
Montrose Park – Intersection of Montrose Ave. and Lake Shore Dr.

What:         
Join Fire mascot Sparky and the street team for the USA vs. England Viewing
Party at Montrose Park hosted by South African Consulate. This event is free
and open to the public.