- Toyota Park (Bridgeview)
Toyota Park Former names Bridgeview Stadium Location 7000 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
Coordinates Coordinates: Broke ground November 30, 2004 Opened June 11, 2006 Owner Village of Bridgeview Operator Andell Holdings Surface Natural grass Construction cost $98 million
($107 million in 2011 dollars)
Architect Rossetti Architects Project Manager ICON Venue Group General Contractor Turner Construction Capacity Soccer: 22,000
Field dimensions 120 x 75 yards Tenants Chicago Fire (MLS) (2006-present)
Chicago Bliss (LFL) (2011-Present)
Chicago Machine (MLL) (2007-2009)
Chicago Red Stars (WPS) (2009-2010)
Toyota Park is a soccer-specific stadium located at 71st Street and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, Illinois. It is the home stadium of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, members of Major League Soccer (MLS). Toyota Park was developed at a cost of around $100 million. The facility opened June 11, 2006. It also previously hosted the Chicago Machine of Major League Lacrosse and the Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer. Starting in the fall of 2011, the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League will call Toyota Park home.
Designed to incorporate traditional stadium features from both American and European facilities, Toyota Park includes mostly covered seating, a brick facade and stone entry archway, and first rows that are less than three yards from the field. It also includes 42 executive suites, 6 larger party suites, the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame, and the Fire club offices as well as a large stadium club/banquet room measuring over 9,000 square feet (840 m2).
A practice facility with two fields (one natural grass, one artificial turf) for the Fire club and its youth programs is adjacent to the stadium. The stadium's design is expandable to 30,000 seats without great cost for future growth. The natural grass stadium field includes a $1.7 million turf management system including full heating, drainage, and aeration capabilities and measures 120 yards (110 m) long by 75 yards (69 m) wide.
A permanent stage was incorporated into the stadium design to not only facilitate hosting concerts but also to be able to quickly change from stage configuration to soccer configuration and vice-versa. A typical conversion takes less than 18 hours to complete, and an additional 8,000 chairback seats can be accommodated on the field for concerts and other stage events. One such happening was the Crossroads Guitar Festival which was held on July 28, 2007.
Also in 2006, it hosted its first international rugby match, USA vs Munster. In 2009, it hosted USA vs Wales.
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2006 – present
Chicago Fire Soccer Club The Club StadiumsSoldier Field • Cardinal Stadium • Toyota Park Development System Culture Rivalries Key PersonnelHonors (6) MLS Cup (1) Supporters' Shield (1) U.S. Open Cup (4) Seasons (13)1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011Website: chicago-fire.com Eastern Conference Western Conference Former VenuesBankAtlantic Center · Cotton Bowl · Dick's Sporting Goods Park · FIU Stadium · Hard Rock Live · Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum · Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena · Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum · QuikTrip Park · Sears Centre · Sovereign Center · Thomas & Mack Center · UCF Arena · Valley View Casino Center Major League Soccer stadiums Current
BC Place • BMO Field • Buck Shaw Stadium • CenturyLink Field • Columbus Crew Stadium • Dick's Sporting Goods Park • Gillette Stadium • The Home Depot Center • Jeld-Wen Field • Livestrong Sporting Park • Pizza Hut Park • PPL Park • Red Bull Arena • Rio Tinto Stadium • RFK Memorial Stadium • Robertson Stadium • Toyota Park
Arrowhead Stadium • Cardinal Stadium • CommunityAmerica Ballpark • Cotton Bowl • Dragon Stadium • Empire Field • Foxboro Stadium • Giants Stadium • Houlihan's Stadium • Invesco Field at Mile High • Lockhart Stadium • Mile High Stadium • Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum • Ohio Stadium • Raymond James Stadium • Rice–Eccles Stadium • Rose Bowl • Soldier Field • Spartan Stadium
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