You knew it was only a matter of time before there would be cross promotion between the “Chicago Fire” TV show and the Major League Soccer club by the same name.
Eamonn Walker -- who plays Battalion Chief Wallace Boden on the upcoming NBC firefighter drama -- will take part in the ceremonial coin toss before the Fire face the Philadelphia Union Wednesday at Toyota Park. After the game, fans can watch the show’s series premiere on the stadium’s jumbotron. NBC has teamed up with CFD Gold Badge Society and 100 Club of Cook County to provide local firefighters and rescue workers tickets to the match.
On September 18, “Chicago Fire” actor Taylor Kinney (aka Lady Gaga’s rumored boyfriend) threw out the ceremonial first pitch and co-star Jesse Spencer played the violin during the national anthem before the Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Both actors are expected to attend the “Chicago Fire” screening Tuesday at the Chicago History Museum, as will Fire players. The show premieres October 10.