First, congratulations! Our regional supporters' group, US-Midwest, is again a Platinum level club this season and will once more receive priority ticket access through Chelsea FC. If you are planning a trip this season, you must register as a Chelsea in America member to take advantage of the benefits.
If you have not done either, the deadline to register with Chelsea as a True Blue member (the ability to buy tickets at all) faces an important deadline this week. They currently offer new and renewal members 5 free Loyalty Points for registering - but that offer vanishes on Friday, July 28th at 10am Central Time.
Loyalty Points are critical for purchasing tickets through Chelsea or Chelsea in America - if you have not signed up yet, do not delay!
As you may/may not know, Chelsea Chicago does not have an individual membership. Several reasons for that, but above all we want everyone in the area to have no barrier of entry to joining our merry band and watching matches with us. Instead, we partner with Chelsea in America, whose membership offers Chelsea match ticketing and other sponsor benefits.
We are going to be im
plementing some changes this year regarding some CIA membership benefits that trickle down to Chelsea Chicago. They are as follows:
-CIA members will be given a multi-use, 10/% discount code to be used in our Chelsea Chicago web store on any items.
-CIA members will be given special pricing on future pre-order items like flags, pin badges, window stickers and shirts.
-The Chicago Soccer in-store discount will apply only to members who show their CIA card to Chicago Soccer staff to receive the discount offer.
-We will hold several raffles open only to CIA members to reward their support of membership.
-Finally, as has ALWAYS been the case, if there is a Chelsea summer tour next July/August, only CIA members will be able to purchase tickets in the supporters' section. We will not be reserving tickets for non-members for various reasons, including compliance with the club's ticketing policies.
These actions are to reward current members, particularly those who sign up every season, and allow us to maintain our status with Chelsea FC and offer priority ticketing access to those who travel. These actions are NOT to push, coerce or otherwise force people into purchasing membership.If you are interested in Chelsea in America membership for the season, you can click the below link for more information or ask me for guidance.
If you have questions about membership or these changes, please notify me immediately.