Laura Ricketts and Mayor Landek meet at SeatGeek Stadium
Chicago Red Stars new owner Laura Ricketts is welcomed to Bridgeview by Mayor Landek at SeatGeek Stadium.

On September 1st, Laura Ricketts and a group of investors took ownership of the Chicago Red Stars National Women’s Soccer League franchise in a deal valued at $60 million. Mayor Landek met Ricketts at SeatGeek Stadium where she attended her first Chicago Red Stars game as an owner of the team.

In a letter to Red Stars fans, Laura Ricketts on behalf of the diverse group of women investors stated, “Collectively, we are committed to empowering our great athletes, rewarding our loyal fans, and continuing to build on the NWSL’s exponential growth. We are in the early days of the work of building a championship organization on and off the pitch.” She thanked supporters of the Red Stars and looks forward to the future of the franchise.