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Northwestern soccer to play 13 games at Toyota Park

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With construction ongoing during the fall season, both the men's and women's teams will play several games at the home of the Chicago Fire.

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Northwestern soccer will play 13 games at Toyota Park, the home of the Chicago Fire, during the 2015 season, the program confirmed to Inside NU Wednesday.

With construction getting underway on Lakeside Field, and expected to continue into the winter, the newly renamed Lanny & Sharon Martin Stadium will not be ready for the fall season.

Six men's games and seven women's games will be held at the 30,000-seat stadium in Bridgeview, Ill., about an hour drive from Evanston.

Four of the six men's games will be against conference opponents -- Ohio State on Sept. 11, Indiana on Sept. 27, Rutgers on Oct. 16 and Michigan State on Oct. 24. The other games will be against UCF on Sept. 14 and Notre Dame on Oct. 20.

The first game at Toyota Park will be played by the women's team on Sept. 4 against St. Louis. The women will then play Missouri on Sept. 6, and five Big Ten opponents: Maryland on Sept. 24., Rutgers on Sept. 27, Penn State on Oct. 4, Nebraska on Oct. 15 and Iowa on Oct. 18.

Sept. 27 will feature a Northwestern double-header at the home of the Fire, with the women's team playing at noon, and the men's team playing at 3.

The rest of the schedule, along with locations, will likely be announced sometime next week.