Chicago Fire to Practice in the Community

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced that for the first time in the club’s 14-year history, the Fire will Practice in the Community. The Fire will hold three practices in the community over the course of the 2011 MLS season with the first taking place in Chicago’s Historic Mexican neighborhood of Pilsen at Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450 -1510 W. Cermak, on Sunday, June 5 at 11am. The Fire will venture away from their soccer-specific home of TOYOTA PARK to Practice in the Community, bringing the entire Fire team to Chicago’s South Side for a full training session that is open to the general public. Following the practice, the Fire will interact with the students of Benito Juarez Community Academy and members of the local community by signing autographs and talking soccer. “We are more than pleased to once again host a Fire event in the Pilsen community,” said Alderman Daniel Solis. The Practice in the Community marks the beginning of the partnership between the Fire and Benito Juarez Community Academy. The Fire will return to Naperville, where the club played from 2002-2003, to host their next Practice in the Community on Sunday, July 17. For more information on the Chicago Fire, please visit the club’s official website at

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