Consider it something of a tailgate mecca, with a parking lot big enough for outdoor music festivals and the circus. Toyota Park is a soccer-specific stadium that is located in Bridgeview, Illinois, about 12 miles southwest from Chicago's thriving downtown area. It is most famously known for presenting live Major League Soccer action with Chicago Fire tickets. In addition to regularly hosting professional soccer events, Toyota Park is known for being a must-play visit for world-class touring concerts, and other sporting events like rugby, football, and mixed martial arts.
Since it first opened its doors in 2006, Toyota Park has had over half a million people visit annually. In the Midwest, Toyota Park has become an institution where they can see all of the best soccer games, as well as national touring acts like Eric Clapton, Phish, Jimmy Buffet, and plenty of other major names in the music business. Sports and music fans are always thrilled to visit the stadium's signature brick arches, and there is no doubt that this venue will remain a staple for many years to come.
With a capacity of 20,000 seats for soccer and 28,000 for concerts, there is no shortage of seating options. Fortunately, the stadium is built in such a way that it is quite difficult to choose a bad seat. If you are interested in taking your experience at Toyota Park to the next level, you may want to consider looking into renting one of the 42 executive suites that are available. There are six stage suites available for sporting events, which are great for corporate events, parties, or just enjoying a decadent night out with some friends. Of course, there are also plenty of budget-friendly seats available as well.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
Toyota Park is located at 7000 Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455, roughly 30 minutes from downtown Chicago via I-55 to Harlem Ave. If you are coming from the western suburbs, you can take I-294 to I-55 N or 95th St. Parking costs $15 and you can find plenty of lots along Harlem Ave. If you do plan on tailgating, lot N2 near Gate C is where you want to go.
It may be worth looking into public transportation if you want to avoid parking fees and long lines. There are express buses that run from the CTA Orange Line station at Midway Airport. They depart every 20 minutes until the event, and they start two hours before game time. The shuttle will also return you back when the event is over. Be sure to leave at least an hour early to avoid pedestrian and vehicle traffic.