Opening Day 2012

Men in Red to open 15th season in front of Fire faithful March 24

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Tuesday that the Fire will host Opening Day at TOYOTA PARK on Saturday, March 24. Times, opponents and information for the Fire’s 15th season Home Opener will be included in the entire regular season schedule, which will be announced upon its completion in the coming weeks.

Chicago Fire Season Tickets and 2012 Holiday Packs, which give fans the opportunity to witness the Men in Red in action on Opening Day and four commemorative Fire scarves, are available by calling 1-888-MLS-FIRE (657-3473), via Ticketmaster or by heading to the club’s official website at Chicago-Fire.com.

The Fire are 8-3-3 on Opening Day at home dating back to 1998.

Each club will play 34 games in the 2012 MLS Regular Season; CLICK HERE for details on the format.

The dates of the 2012 home openers for all 19 MLS clubs are below.

WEEK 1

Saturday, March 10: Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Sunday, March 11: Chivas USA, FC Dallas

Monday, March 12: Portland Timbers

WEEK 2

Saturday, March 17: Sporting Kansas City, Montreal Impact, Real Salt Lake

Sunday, March 18: Philadelphia Union

WEEK 3

Saturday, March 24: Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, New England Revolution, Toronto FC

Sunday, March 25: New York Red Bulls

WEEK 10

Saturday, May 12: Houston Dynamo (new stadium opener)