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Fire Tue Oct 06 2009

Chicago Fire Turning 12!

It's hard to believe it's been 12 years. The Chicago Fire are almost into their early teen years, and the club has certainly matured quickly.

The Fire was founded on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire on October 8, 1997. In the inaugural season, the Fire won the MLS cup and the U.S. Open Cup, known as the coveted "Domestic Double." Since that first season, the team has claimed the U.S. Cup three more times.

To celebrate the team's inception, the supporter club, Section 8, is throwing a party this Thursday, October 8 at Toyota Park. And everyone's invited. The event will include food, music, games, and various other activities for fans to participate in, as well as an opportunity to meet the players and staff of the Fire.

Tickets are $15 in advance through the Section 8 website, or $20 at the door. The tickets include price of admission and all food and drink at the party.

So come out and celebrate the teams final year as a pre-teen, and help support them in their efforts to take over first place in the Eastern Conference.

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