As a member of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), the Wildfire are excited to compete at the sport’s highest level and do so in a city that offers a thriving ultimate community and world-class sports environment.
Chicago is an ultimate hotbed. The presence of numerous large-scale organizations and events in the area has helped facilitate the Wildfire in quickly becoming a beacon of elite competition. We cherish our relationships with fellow Chicago ultimate organizations Ultimate Chicago, Machine, Nemesis, several other elite men’s, women’s and mixed elite club teams, numerous collegiate and high school programs, and showcase events like the perennial Sandblast beach tournament, which attracts players from around the country to beautiful Montrose Beach, in the heart of Chicago, each summer, and Great Lakes Ultimate Events (GLUE) who the Wildfire work closely with in their efforts to run several tournaments in the Chicagoland area and the greater Midwest.
While we have yet to “win it all”, the Wildfire have enjoyed tremendous success over its first four seasons, qualifying for the playoffs three times, while also participating in Championship Weekend in 2013 – held right here in Chicago.
The league consists of 24 teams (20 in the U.S. and 4 in Canada) and is comprised of four divisions. The Wildfire compete in the Midwest Division that includes:
The Wildfire season runs from early April through late July and is comprised of 14 total games, with all 7 home games played at Lane Tech Stadium, located at 2601 W Addison St, just down the road from famed Wrigley Field. Wildfire games, of course, offer fun and exciting elite level Ultimate while also providing a fan and family-friendly atmosphere with fun activities that allow fans to participate in several games and other activities such as Spikeball, throwing accuracy challenges, radar gun to measure the speed of your throws and much more. You can get to Lane Tech by bus, train and if driving, parking is free.
We hope you choose to take in the season opener on Saturday, May 13th at 7pm when we kick off the 2017 season against the Minnesota Wind Chill!