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Andell Holdings Completes $35M Purchase of MLS Fire
Published September 6, 2007
|Andell Holdings Nearing Close
Of $35M Purchase Of Fire
FIRE SALE: In Chicago, Nick Firchau reports Hauptman “won’t be relocating to Chicago anytime soon,” but he will attend three of the Fire’s five games in September and "provide the hands-on ownership approach of a soccer fan finally at the helm of his own team.” Hauptman: “We’re not absentee landlords. We’re expecting to be active. We expect to be engaged." Hauptman said, “We believe in soccer here in the United States. We’ve spent some time at Toyota Park, and we’ve seen some games, and the fans truly love their team. The opportunity to do this in one of the great sports cities in the country was very attractive for us.” He added, “We have to continue to create a great fan experience. The fans are there; it just has to be our vision to give them what they want” (DAILY SOUTHTOWN, 9/6).