As a member of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), the Wildfire - rebranded as the Chicago Union for the 2021 season - compete at the sport’s highest level in a city that offers a thriving ultimate community and world-class sports environment.
Chicago is an ultimate hotbed. The presence of numerous large-scale organizations and events in the area has helped facilitate the Wildfire in quickly becoming a beacon of elite competition. We cherish our relationships with fellow Chicago ultimate organizations Ultimate Chicago, Machine, Nemesis, several other elite men’s, women’s and mixed elite club teams, numerous collegiate and high school programs, and showcase events like the perennial Sandblast beach tournament, which attracts players from around the country to beautiful Montrose Beach, in the heart of Chicago each summer, and Great Lakes Ultimate Events (GLUE) who the Wildfire work closely with in their efforts to run several tournaments in the Chicagoland area and the greater Midwest.
While they have yet to “win it all”, the Wildfire have enjoyed tremendous success over its first six seasons, qualifying for the playoffs three times, while also participating in Championship Weekend in 2013 – held right here in Chicago.
The league consists of 21 teams (18 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada) and is comprised of four divisions. The Wildfire compete in the Midwest Division that includes the Detroit Mechanix, Indianapolis AlleyCats, Madison Radicals, Minnesota Wind Chill, and Pittsburgh Thunderbirds.