Preseason Ave Maria

ADVISORY: Chicago Fire Players Report for 2013 MLS Season January 18

CHICAGO, Ill. (Jan. 16, 2013) – Chicago Fire players begin 2013 preseason training when they report to Toyota Park on Friday, Jan. 18 for two days of medical exams before departing for the first leg of the club’s preseason camp on Sunday, Jan. 20 in Ave Maria, Fla. Fire players and head coach Frank Klopas will be available to media at Toyota Park at approximately 11:30 a.m. CT.  
The Men in Red will spend 10 days training on the campus of Ave Maria University from Jan. 20-30 prior to heading to Ventura, Calif. from Feb. 2-10 for the second leg of preseason. The Fire will close out preseason from Feb. 13-24 in Charleston, S.C. as part of the 2013 Carolina Challenge Cup where they will face 2012 MLS Cup Finalists Houston Dynamo, 2012 USL Pro Champions Charleston Battery and fellow MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Full details on the club’s 2013 preseason plans can be found here. The Fire’s full 2013 schedule can be found here.
Who:          Chicago Fire Players and Head Coach Frank Klopas
What:         First media availability of 2013
Where:        Toyota Park
                    7000. S. Harlem Ave
                    Bridgeview, IL 60455
When:         Friday, Jan. 18 at 11:30 a.m. CT

Chicago Fire Season Tickets and #cf97withdrawals Winter Packs, which give fans the opportunity to witness the Men in Red in action on Opening Night against the New England Revolution at Toyota Park on Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. CT (NBC Sports Network) while donning four Fire hats and four pairs of Fire gloves included in the pack, are available by calling 1-888-MLS-FIRE, via Ticketmaster or by heading to the club’s official website at