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File #: 19-1086-0911    Name: Soldier Field Agreement
Type: Action Item Status: New Business
File created: 8/30/2019 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/11/2019 Final action:
Title: SOLDIER FIELD USE AGREEMENT AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A PERMIT AND OPERATING AGREEMENT WITH CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER, LLC FOR THE USE OF SOLDIER FIELD
Sponsors: Chief Administrative Officer
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SOLDIER FIELD USE AGREEMENT
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A PERMIT AND OPERATING AGREEMENT WITH CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER, LLC FOR THE USE OF SOLDIER FIELD
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To the Honorable Board of Commissioners of the Chicago Park District

I. Recommendation

It is recommended that the General Superintendent and CEO or his designee enter into a permit and operating agreement with Chicago Fire Soccer, LLC for the use of Soldier Field for Chicago Fire soccer home games commencing with the 2020 Major League Soccer season.

II. Information

Company: Chicago Fire Soccer, LLC

Company Type: Delaware Limited Liability Company

Agreement Type: Permit and Operating Agreement

Agreement Term: Initial term: Three (3) years
Optional renewal term: two (2) periods of three (3) years each, followed by two (2) periods of one (1) year each

Authorization: Authorize the General Counsel to include other relevant terms and conditions in the written Agreement. Authorize the General Superintendent to execute the Agreement and the Secretary to attest as to the signing of the Agreement and keep an original copy of the Agreement on file.

III. Budget and Financial Information

Budget Classification: Operating
Fiscal Year: 2020-2022



VI. Explanation

The Chicago Park District ("Park District") is the owner of the property located at 425 East McFetridge Drive in the City of Chicago, on which is located a multipurpose entertainment and sports center and related improvements known as Soldier Field. Chicago Fire Soccer, LLC (the "Fire") is a Major League Soccer ("MLS") team founded on October 8, 1997 and which began play in 1998 at its original home stadium Soldier Field. In 2006, the Fire moved its home games to its new stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois and has continued to play at that stadium through the most recent MLS season.

The Fire desires to present its soccer home games at Soldier Field and the Park District desires to grant permission for this use commencing with the 2020 MLS seaso...

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