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updated: 6/30/2014 10:02 AM

Chicago moves World Cup party to Soldier Field

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  • Brad Hickman, 16, left, and Barrett Shutt, 18, cheer for the U.S. Men's National Team at a World Cup viewing party at Grant Park. U.S. Soccer and the city are moving the watch party to Soldier Field for the game against Belgium.

      Brad Hickman, 16, left, and Barrett Shutt, 18, cheer for the U.S. Men's National Team at a World Cup viewing party at Grant Park. U.S. Soccer and the city are moving the watch party to Soldier Field for the game against Belgium.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Chicago will hold a World Cup viewing party in Soldier Field after previous U.S. games drew tens of thousands to the city's lakefront Grant Park.

U.S. Soccer and the city plan a watch party on Tuesday afternoon at the stadium where the Bears play. Soccer fans can watch the U.S. team take on Belgium. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. and the match starts at 3 p.m.

Fans wildly waved American flags and wore red, white and blue at Chicago watch parties in recent weeks for this year's World Cup.

The earlier U.S. game against Portugal brought about 20,000 fans at Grant Park.

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