Soccer Goes to the Dogs

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Who doesn’t enjoy watching sports from the comfort of their own couch? But when you have tickets to go to a live sports event Fido is left back at home all alone.

Well, Chicago soccer aficionados have the chance to watch an MLS soccer match live and bring Fido along.

Chicago’s soccer team, Chicago Fire, has join Beneful, an American dog food brand, and they have come up with a day dedicated just to the dogs – and their owners too of course!

On August 10, 2013, Chicago Fire is hosting its first Dog Days of Soccer at Toyota Park. A portion of ticket sales will benefit local rescue organization One Tail at a Time (OTAT).

130806-dog-soccerFrom 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. fans and their dogs can enjoy a friendly match between Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact. Participants will have a chance to meet and greet OTAT’s adaptable dogs at the Fire Fest pre-game.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Beneful® this summer to bring some fun, first-of-its-kind dog-themed activities and events to our Chicago Fire fans,” said Fire Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships Jessica Worley.  “Beneful® is a perfect fit with our club because it is a fun, playful brand that celebrates the special relationships many of our fans share with their four-legged best friends. We’re especially looking forward to hosting Fire fans and their dogs at Toyota Park in August.”

For only $20, Fire fans can purchase a human only ticket and support the event, or buy a $30 combo pack and enjoy the game with their pets.

Dogs and their owners will be seated in Section 114 on Gameday and can access the Fire Dog Zone on the main concourse. All Dog Days of Soccer attendees must print, sign and bring this Waiver Form with them to Toyota Park.

Rules to follow:

  • All dogs must sit in between the patron’s legs
  • Dogs are only allowed in Section 114
  • All dogs must bring proof of current vaccinations
  • All dogs must provide a valid rabies certificate with current expiration date
  • All dogs must wear an ID tag and be accompanied by someone 18 years or older
  • All dogs must be collared and on a leash at all times
  • Dogs must be 6 months or older
  • Social dogs only, aggressive dogs will be asked to leave


So if you like soccer and so does your dog, enjoy the soccer match!