Chicago Fire game bumped up due to power outage

July 13, 2011 6:07:32 AM PDT
Power outages forced a time change for Tuesday night's soccer match at Chicago's Toyota Park.

The Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls got under way two and one-half hours earlier than scheduled. Park officials say they wanted the crowd to leave in daylight because of disabled traffic lights in the area.

There were also concerns that stadium lights could put a strain on power demand.

The Fire won 4 to 0.

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