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​Chicago Fire gain approval to switch stadiums from 2020

The Chicago Park District board has approved a deal to move Chicago Fire's home games to Soldier Field, the home stadium of the Chicago Bears National Football League (NFL) franchise, in time for the 2020 MLS season, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.

The move follows an agreement between the MLS outfit and the Village of Bridgeview, which saw the club pay a US$60.5 million release fee to leave the district's SeatGeek Stadium, with the club expected to sign a three-year lease at Soldier Field, including an option to extend by a further eight years.

Chicago Red Stars, the National Women's Soccer League NWSL) outfit, will continue to play their home fixtures in Bridgeview.

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