CHICAGO (Wednesday, May 28, 2014) – Tickets for the Chicago Fire’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament opening match against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) on Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. CT at Toyota Park are now on sale.
The Fire will enter the storied tournament in the fourth round against the Riverhounds, who defeated USASA side RWB Adria 3-2 in extra time Wednesday evening at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Advance tickets are available via Ticketmaster, www.Chicago-Fire.com, at the Toyota Park Box Office and by calling 888-MLS-FIRE. Group tickets are available at a discounted price by calling 888-MLS-FIRE.
Fire Season Ticket Holder tickets are available on Account Manager. Tickets to the fourth, fifth and quarterfinal round are available to Fire Season Ticket Holders are part of the U.S. Open Cup Series.
Recognized as U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor long-time soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.
Since 1998, the Fire have compiled an impressive 33-11-4 record in Open Cup play, 21-1-1 in matches played in the state of Illinois, reaching the semifinal round nine out of 16 times and the final six times. The Fire have previously hoisted the coveted Dewar Trophy four times, in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. The 2006 title marked the ninth time a team from Chicago won the Open Cup and made the Fire one of six teams to capture the crown at least four times in the tournament's 100-year-long history.
In 2013, the Fire reached the semifinal round before falling to eventual champions D.C. United on Aug. 7, 2013 at Toyota Park.
A full breakdown of the upcoming schedule and previous results, complete with venue information, can be found on the following 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup page: 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tournament Home.