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Guide To Toyota Park

October 29, 2010 11:09 AM

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Toyota Park

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The "Section 8" fans are on eof the many Fire fan clubs. (Photo Credit: toyotapark.com)

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TOYOTA PARK FACTS/HISTORY:

Address
7000 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(708) 594-7200

Box office phone number and hours
(708) 594-7700
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Event days only, three hours prior to the start of the event.

Toyota Park is the current home of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire. The 22,000-seat soccer facility (28,000 for concerts) was built in 2006 in the south suburban city of Bridgeview and has also hosted rugby and football games, as well as wrestling and mixed martial arts events.

Toyota Park

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Driving from Downtown Chicago:

Take I-55 South to the Harlem Avenue exit. Turn left onto Harlem Avenue. Proceed south 2.5 miles to the stadium.

Driving in from Northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294):

Use I-294 North and exit to 95th Street. Turn left onto 95th Street, continue west to Roberts Road, and turn right. Follow Roberts Road north 3 miles to 71st Street and turn right. Proceed east on 71st Street to the stadium entrance.

Driving in from Southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294):

Take I-294 South to I-55 North and exit to LaGrange Road south. Merge left onto Archer Avenue. Continue north on Archer Avenue 2.5 miles and turn right onto Roberts Road. Follow Roberts Road south to 71st Street, turn left, and proceed east to the stadium.

Driving in from the West:
Take I-55 North and exit to LaGrange Road south. Merge left onto Archer Avenue. Continue north on Archer Avenue 2.5 miles and turn right onto Roberts Road. Follow Roberts Road south to 71st Street, turn left, and proceed east to the stadium.

Driving in from Southeast:

Use 79th, 87th or 95th Street to access Harlem Avenue. Turn right onto Harlem Avenue. Continue north on Harlem Avenue to parking lot entrances at 70th and Harlem.

Driving in from Southwest Suburbs:

Use LaGrange Road or Harlem Avenue to 95th Street.
From the intersection of Harlem Avenue and 95th Street, take 95th Street west to Roberts Road and turn right. Follow Roberts Road north 3 miles to 71st Street and turn right. Proceed east on 71st Street to the stadium. From the intersection of LaGrange Road and 95th Street, take 95th Street east to Roberts Road and turn left. Follow Roberts Road north 3 miles to 71st Street and turn right. Proceed east on 71st Street to the stadium.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Toyota Park is served by the CTA Orange Line and Pace bus service. The Toyota Park Express bus, which leaves from the Orange Line Midway Station, operates direct service to and from the stadium on event days. The bus departs the Orange Line station every 20 minutes beginning 2 hours before the event start time. Buses leave Toyota Park 30 minutes after the event ends to return to the Orange Line Midway station. The Toyota Park bus stop is located at the southwest corner of 71st Street and Harlem Avenue.

Toyota Park

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PARKING AND TAILGATING:

Toyota Park parking lots open three hours prior to all event start times, unless otherwise specified in the event information. Tailgating is permitted before events as long as fans adhere to the following policies:
• No glass bottles
• Douse all burning charcoal and dispose in Hot Coals Only bins
• No ball playing or Frisbee throwing
• Please set your grills, coolers, etc. in front of or behind your vehicle
• Tailgating set-up must not interfere with free flow of traffic
• No kegs or bulk quantities of alcohol
• Outside food and beverage is not permitted inside the stadium
• One car = One space
• Please bag and properly dispose of your trash
• Outside caterers not permitted
• Sale of food/beverage is not permitted
• No open flames
• Post-event tailgating is not allowed

Toyota Park

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FOOD & DRINK AT THE STADIUM:

Toyota Park offers eleven concession stands around the concourse of the stadium, providing guests a variety of food and drink options. Guests can visit:

• The Patio, (behind section 110) serves: Homemade hamburgers, BBQ pork sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches, Italian beef sandwiches, Italian sausage sandwiches, and ice cream; and (behind section 134) serves: Homemade hamburgers, BBQ pork sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, Italian beef sandwiches, Italian sausage sandwiches, fries, ice cream, soda, water and beer.

• Grill Works, (behind section 107) serves: Cheeseburgers, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, Footlong Hot dogs, Chicken Twisters, French Fries, Chili-Cheese Fries, Veggie Burgers, soda, beer, and cookies.

• South of the Border, (Miller Lite Party Deck) Serves: hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, peanuts, ice cream, Pepsi, Miller Lite

• Corner 47, (behind section 101) serves: Hot dogs, Bobak’s Polish sausage, Italian beef, Connie’s Pizza, nachos, nachos grande, pretzels, peanuts, popcorn, cookies, potato chips, beer, soda, water, Gatorade, hot chocolate and coffee.

• East Concourse Stand, (behind section 131) serves: Connie’s pizza, Victory Knot (Large Pretzel with 3 signature dipping sauces), peanuts, cookies, soda, Gatorade, and water.

• Club Express, (behind section 129) serves: Hot dogs, nacho grande, Chicago Relish Dog, pizza, nachos, pretzels, peanuts, popcorn, cookies, soda, water, beer, hot chocolate.

• Bridgeview Breakaways, (behind section 125) serves: Hot dogs, Bratwurst, Meatball Sandwich, nachos, pretzels, peanuts, popcorn, cookies, brownies, kids meals (hot dog/uncrustable, drink, chips), ice cream nachos, ice cream, soda, water, beer, coffee, hot chocolate, and Gatorade.

• Village Corner, (behind section 122) serves: Hot dogs, Bobak’s Polish Sausage, pizza, nachos, pretzels, peanuts, popcorn, cookies, soda, water, beer, coffee, hot chocolate, and Gatorade.

• Red Hot Hacienda, (behind section 120) serves: Hot dogs, bratwurst, tamales, nachos, pretzels, peanuts, popcorn, cookies, chips, soda, water, beer, coffee and hot chocolate.

• Harlem Avenue Dawgs, (behind section 116) serves: Hot dogs, Bobak’s Polish Sausage, Italian beef, nachos, pretzels, peanuts, popcorn, cookies, soda, water, beer, coffee, hot chocolate.

• BV’s Zone, (behind section 113) serves: Hot dogs, bratwurst, pizza, nachos, pretzels, peanuts, popcorn, cookies, ice cream nachos, ice cream, soda, water, beer, hot chocolate, Gatorade, and coffee.

• Additionally, portable stands are located throughout the concourse with many food and drink selections.

NEIGHBORHOOD:

Toyota Park is located in Bridgeview, a town of about 16,400 approximately 13 miles south of Chicago’s Loop. Toyota Park is located on Harlem Avenue, which features a selection of local restaurants. Check out this link from chicago.cbslocal.com for drinking and dining options.

GO FIRE!

Dave Wischnowsky / 670 The Score

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