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Chicago Fire in talks to end lease at suburban stadium

The Chicago Fire have reached a memorandum of understanding with the owner of the MLS team’s stadium that will end the lease. General Manager Nelson Rodriguez refused to give details of the tentative agreement. He pointed out there is no signed agreement between the city of Bridgeview and the team. Reports in recent weeks say plans were for the team to return to Soldier Field in Chicago. Rodriguez said the team hasn’t been involved in talks about any stadium outside Bridgeview.

In 2012 at Soldier Field, Wilson started Seahawks on their rise in NFL

A trip to Solider Field Monday night also allowed the Seahawks to reminisce this week about what was one of the franchise’s most pivotal moments during a little more innocent time – a 23-17 overtime win over the Bears in 2012 that is generally regarded as Russell Wilson’s true coming-out party.

Photos Then & Now: Cougars’ playing field

Washington State University’s Martin Stadium first took shape as Soldier Field in 1892 and became Rogers Field in 1902. In 1970, some of the football stadium’s 1930s-era wooden bleachers were destroyed by fire, only a year after a blaze destroyed bleachers in the University of Idaho’s Neale Stadium. For the next two years, the Cougars played home games at Spokane’s Joe Albi Stadium while the Vandals played at the still-damaged Rogers Field.