Village of Bridgeview seeking bids to manage operations at TP

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  1. krolpolski

    krolpolski Member+

    https://www.bridgeview-il.gov/assets/1/7/2017-10-10_RFP_Stadium_Management_Services_FINAL.pdf

    The Village is seeking proposals from qualified entities to provide, on an exclusive
    basis, management, operation and marketing (the “Services”) for all events at Toyota Park, home of
    home of both Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire and the National Women’s Soccer League’s
    Chicago Red Stars and a venue for numerous concerts, festivals and other events, located at 7000
    South Harlem, Bridgeview, Illinois (the “Venue”). The selected entity shall oversee all aspects of the Venue including, without limitation, operations, scheduling and marketing.

    Deadline for submission is Nov. 3, 2017.
     
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  2. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Member+

    Jul 30, 2008
    Mordor, Middle Earth
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I bid a bottle of malort, an 8th of weed, and a deep dish pizza.
     
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  3. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    The Fire should bid so they can control their own destiny there again. For YEARS, the Fire have blamed VoB for issues and this would be their time to step up and control the experience for the fans.

    Parking issues? They blame the VoB. Security issues? They blame the VoB. Concessions? They blame the BoB. The list goes on and on. This one move could fix it all.
     
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  4. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    In a shockingly fast search, the Village has hired its new management team.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Member+

    Jul 30, 2008
    Mordor, Middle Earth
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Groundskeeper:
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  7. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Speaking of which, anyone receive the "Thank you for attending" email and accompanying survey?

    Five or six pages and not a single question about the team, the game, the atmosphere, etc.

    It was all about parking, concessions, entrance, merchandise booths, pregame and half time crap.

    I do not think this is a coincidence.
     
  8. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Did they attend the "Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting" on October 23, 2017 and receive the complimentary tour of the facility?

    The team should just buy the stadium and control everything, but no one wants to do that.
     
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  9. krolpolski

    krolpolski Member+

    What if Peter Wilt were to put together a company to do that? Ooooo the irony.

    Frankly, though, I'm hoping he gets nominated president of the USSF.
     
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  10. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Oh, that would be awesome.

    That would awesomer.
     
  11. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    The Fire should bid on this so they could take over the upkeep of the field itself and perhaps tend to it enough to avoid three blown out knees/legs in one season.
     
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  12. lethargytartare

    lethargytartare Member+

    Oct 2, 2000
    Magrathea, Horsehead Nebula
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Got to get that JD Power Fan experience award renewed.
     
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  13. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Winning!
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  14. Pennsylvania Dave

    Jul 31, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
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  15. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
  16. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The village wants a company to run and manage all events at the Stadium, I don't think I want Andy managing concession for the Red Stars.
     
  18. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    I’d love to buy ice cream nachos from Andrew.
     
  19. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
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  20. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    So let it be written, so let it be done.
     
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  21. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    [​IMG]

    :)
     
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  22. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OUCH!!!!!!

    Chicago Sting (Amazon) > Chicago Fire (Andrew Hauptman)

    If it was the STING, I wonder what it would take in order for this to work?

    Would he (Jeff Bezos) have to pay Andrew/Brigdeview money in order to play in the city?

    Isn't there some kind of rule, if a team plays in the city they have play in TOYOTA Park?
     
  23. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Prospect Hgts IL (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Repped for the "Aye or Die!" Free Scotland! Free Catalonia!
     
  24. Pablo Chicago

    Pablo Chicago Member+

    Sep 7, 2005
    Sweet Home Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think the Fire taking over these responsibilities will fix anything, and I don't think it's going to happen because it would put the Fire in a position of having no one to blame but themselves. That would be violating one of the Fire's longest standing traditions.
     
  25. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Fixed your post.
    I agree with the rest, in principle.

    The Fire's tradition are longer.
    They have been largely discarded, disparaged and/or pissed upon, but we still remember them.
     
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