The Chicago Fire were charter members of the World Football League in 1974. The team started off well, posting a 7-2 record in the first half of the season and drawing an average of 34,000 fans to Soldier Field. However, after a 10-game losing streak, owner Tom Origer forfeited the last game and subsequently folded the team. The Chicago Winds would represent the Windy City in the WFL's 1975 season.
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