Doubleheader tailgate to benefit NWSLPA

Chicago Local 134 is teaming up with Section 8 Chicago for the Fire/Red Stars doubleheader on April 20th and will take over tailgate food duties.

Proceeds from the tailgate will be donated directly to the NWSL Players Association

A $5 donation will get you access to an assortment of breakfast items before the 12:00 p.m. Fire game and the 2:30 p.m. Red Stars game that follows. There will be no official Local 134 tailgate between the two games.

“We, the players of the NWSL, vow to build on the opportunity that has been afforded to us, as well as work to achieve those goals that have not yet been attained. We honor the vision and progress of those who came before us…Pledge to work with the League and Allocated Players to advance continued improvements in women’s soccer…Commit ourselves to doing all in our power for the betterment of our members so that we may best contribute to the common goal: a world-class product on the field, and to be role models and inspire the next generation off the field.”

NWSLPA Mission Statement

Reggie’s Pub to Pitch 2019!

We have VERY exciting news! Thanks to our friends at the Red Line SG, we’re offering Pub to Pitch service for all Red Stars games in 2019! Buses will run from Reggie’s (2105 S. State St.) to SeatGeek Stadium and return to Reggie’s after the match.

The Red Line SG is currently selling season-long bus passes for all 12 regular season CRS home games. This pass is the only way to guarantee yourself a seat on the Reggie’s bus all season and lock in the $5 per game rate.

FAQ

What time will the bus leave from Reggie’s? / What time will the bus get to the stadium?

Generally the bus will leave Reggie’s about 2 hours before kick-off and leave 30 minutes after the final whistle. This will give you a chance to tailgate before the match starts.

Can I buy additional tickets for a single match?

Yes, single-game bus tickets will be available for $7 in advance, or $10 on the day of the game.

What if I don’t need 12 bus tickets?

The tickets are transferable, so you can give or sell them to someone else! It’s the first year we’re doing this for Red Stars games, so even if you can’t make all the games, consider buying the pass to show Reggie’s & other bars that there is a market for Red Stars pub to pitch service.

Draft Shirt On Sale Now for a Limited Time!

To celebrate the NWSL Draft happening in Chicago on January 10th, we’ve released a special Local 134 Draft t-shirt!

The shirts are available in our Teespring store. Profits from these shirts will fund the purchase of shirts for the newly drafted Red Stars to welcome them to our great city.

Be sure to order your shirt in time to arrive before the Draft, and don’t forget about the social events we have scheduled in January:

  • Local 134 Night B4 Party – Wednesday, January 9th – 7:30 p.m.
    • Meet up with other NWSL fans and supporters at Punch Bowl Social Chicago the night before the 2019 NWSL College Draft!
    • The party is open to everyone! This is not a formal event. We will update with specifics on where to find us closer to the night of the party.
  • Local 134 NWSL Draft & Pre-Party – Thursday, January 10th
    • The 2019 NWSL College Draft is coming to Chicago and the Red Stars have the #1 pick! Get loud and join your favorite supporters’ group for the draft at the Skyline Ballroom at McCormick Place.
    • We will be having a pre-draft breakfast party The Spoke & Bird starting at 9:00 a.m. and then heading over to the Draft.

Chicago Red Stars Announce #ChangingTheGame Partnership

From chicagoredstars.com:

CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars are proud to partner with the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) in an attempt at #ChangingTheGame in Chicago women’s sports.

Chicago is home to three top-level women’s sports teams featuring players who represent both their club and country. Fans can show support for Chicago women’s professional sports in the first step of the #ChangingTheGame initiative with one great deal.

For $50, fans will receive a ticket to the 2019 home openers of the Red Stars, Sky and Bandits as well as a limited-edition #ChangingTheGame t-shirt.

“The partnership that is being created between three powerful sports teams in Chicago is groundbreaking,” Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler said. “Fans are being given the opportunity to continue to grow the women’s game in three leagues through the NWSL, NPF, and WNBA with this initiative. This is just the beginning of an ongoing relationship between three aspiring organizations looking to change the game.”

Tickets will be delivered via email no later than 48 hours before each team’s home opener. Dates and times of each team’s 2019 home opener will be announced by each team in 2019. T-Shirts will be available for pick-up at the Chicago Red Stars 2019 Home Opener.

BUY #CHANGINGTHEGAME TICKET PACK

For more information, please contact: 773-697-8699 or tickets@chicagoredstars.com.

3rd Annual Benefit with Chicago Spurs

Join us on Thursday, May 24th for our 3rd Annual Benefit with Tottenham Hotspur Chicago for Connections for Abused Women and their Children. The event will take place at the Atlantic Bar & Grill from 6:30 to 9:30pm and feature games, a silent auction, and a meet and greet with Chicago Red Stars players. Past players have included Sofia Huerta, Danielle Colaprico, Alyssa Mautz, and Arin Gilliland.

This is a great event each year and we’re proud to share in the hosting with Chicago Spurs. Many Chicago Spurs members are Local 134 members as well.

Tickets are $40 for adults, $10 for kids. Limited open bar and appetizers included. We’ll see you there!

Thank you!

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The season didn’t end with a win like we all hoped, but we’re proud of the community you’ve helped us create at Toyota Park and we’re excited for next year already. Only 5 or 6 more months!

Thanks to the Chicago Red Stars staff and owner Arnim for a great year and of course thanks to the players as well. We’ll be hosting some events over the off-season to watch our Red Stars play for the USWNT and perhaps W-League matches, if we can figure out how to do that…

See you soon!

Last regular season home match & tailgate this Sunday

Chicago Local 134 invites all Red Stars fans to the tailgate in the North Lot of Toyota Park this Sunday @ 3:00pm. Instead of providing food, Local 134 asks that you bring something to share. All money that would have been used to purchase food will instead be donated to the Houston Dash Harvey Relief Fund in honor of the Dash SG, Bayou City Republic.

Dash player Janine Beckie set up the fundraiser with the following note:

My name is Janine Beckie and I am proud to represent Houston as a member of the Houston Dash, Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and South East Texas over the last three days and will continue to have a lasting impact on our community, time is of the essence for the people of Houston that find themselves caught in this disaster. As athletes we have an opportunity to mobilize our resources, contacts, family, and friends to come together and model the most basic obligation we have as human beings: to take care of one another. These are our people, this is our city, this is our home.

Please donate, something small, something large, your generosity will make the difference as we begin to find our city again, one step at a time.

Please speed the word and share our link with the hashtag #HoustonStrong

100% of funds raised will go straight to the Hurricane Harvery Relief Fund created by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner patnering with the Greater Houston Community Foundation. This money will provide the most pressing needs for Houstonians.

Thank you everyone for your generosity and love! Come together, we are #HoustonStrong.