Bridgeview, IL (March 26, 2009) – The Chicago Red Stars and The Globe Pub have formed a partnership, uniting Chicago’s newest professional sports franchise and the best soccer bar in the United States, as named by USSoccer.com in 2007 and 2008. The partnership will provide soccer fans in the Windy City a way to interact with Red Stars players and transportation options to matches at TOYOTA PARK.
“The Red Stars are excited to partner with a pub known worldwide for catering to soccer fans,” said Red Stars General Manager Marcia McDermott. “There’s no better place in Chicago to watch the inaugural WPS match than at The Globe.”
The Red Stars will kick off the inaugural season of Women’s Professional Soccer at The Globe on Sunday, March 29th with a viewing party for the first WPS match. Fans of all ages can sit alongside the Red Stars players to watch the WPS season get underway as the Washington Freedom and Los Angeles Sol meet on the pitch at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The match begins at 5:00 pm, but the festivities will commence at 4:00 pm. Chicago Soccer will join in the party with a t-shirt giveaway before and during the match, and Red Stars prizes will be raffled off throughout.
“The team is very excited about the start of WPS,” said Red Stars Head Coach Emma Hayes. “We hope our fans will come and join us in what is a historic occasion at our home pub, the Globe.”
In addition, Chicago Red Stars season ticket holders will be able to pick up their season ticket packages at the viewing party.
The Globe will also host a viewing party every Sunday night of the regular season for WPS Sunday on FOX Soccer Channel (FSC). Five of the nationally televised contests will feature Chicago, and Red Stars players will be at The Globe for eight additional parties when the team isn’t also in action.
“We at The Globe are delighted to partner with the Chicago Red Stars,” said Globe Owner Jamie Hale. “The Globe has always been the destination point for serious soccer fans, and this partnership with the Red Stars will give our patrons a great opportunity to interact with team players and a fun and convenient transportation option to get to Red Stars games.”
In addition, The Globe will sponsor a fan coach for the Red Stars’ first match, Saturday, April 4th at St. Louis Athletica. The bus will depart The Globe (1934 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago) at noon and return following the Red Stars’ match. The $50 package includes a game ticket, transportation and refreshments. Reservations on the fan coach can be made by contacting The Globe at (773) 871-3757.
When the Red Stars are home, The Globe will also provide transportation to TOYOTA PARK. A $15 charge covers round-trip transportation and refreshments on the bus, but not the game ticket.
Courtesy of: Chicago Red Stars