[UPDATE] The board has approved (5-0) the resolution authorizing the finalization and entry of a lease between the Chicago Fire and Chicago Parks to have Fire games played at Soldier Field. The saga that has seen the Chicago Fire mired in a loveless marriage for over ten years […]
FC Dallas is the first of the “original” MLS teams I’ve done one of these stories on. Formerly known as the Dallas Burn, FC Dallas like the other original MLS sides began their playing history at a large (oversized) NFL/College stadium. This wasn’t a surprise, as nobody in […]
Ohio Potpourri: A SaveTheCrew Procedural Update; Explanation for Delay in FC Cincinnati Expansion Announcement?
It’s an all-Ohio update today. Let’s start off with the procedural stuff. SaveTheCrew: I outlined this on Twitter, but for those who don’t use that platform, I’ll go over it here. We’ve got confirmation that the lower court record has been transmitted to the Appeals Court. That consists […]
Note: Most of you reading this site (or interacting with me on Twitter) know that I am a Sounders fan/season-ticket holder. That aside, I pledge to write this story as a by-the-numbers analysis of the lease, and the old-age jokes and references to garden sheds will be kept to […]
Stadium Lease Snapshot: Bridgeview and the Chicago Fire, and the Best/Worst Stadium Lease in the U.S.
Note: This will be a series I’m doing on lease agreements between local municipalities and MLS franchises. You can review some background on the issue here. The recently renamed “SeatGeek Stadium” is home to the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. The stadium opened in 2006 with the Fire […]
Note: As this is a crowdsourcing effort, please share/promote this post through the usual social media outlets. I’m also happy to share credit for those who help me through a shout out on Twitter or elsewhere. Thanks! So this…is going to be a long one. What I’ll be […]