Home of the Chicago Bears and special event venue
Soldier Field has something for people of all ages. Whether you are cheering on the Bears, running a 5K, attending a game for the Monsters of the Midway, or seeing Beyoncé in concert, everyone will have a great time.
While we all know Soldier Field as the home of the Chicago Bears, it is also a distinguished destination for concerts, festivals, charity events, and specialty sporting events. Its unique design after the renovation in 2003 often reminds passers by of a UFO landing, but it also boasts a rich history with touching memorials to our country’s brave soldiers. The stadium was built between 1922 and 1939, but its first event was a police meet in 1924 with 1,000 police athletes and 90,000 spectators. The Chicago Bears did not consider the field home until September 1971. Following the most recent renovation, Soldier Field became the first existing NFL stadium to be LEED – EB Certified. Their “green” programs include reusing soil and sod from the playing field, recycling glass/paper/cardboard/etc., and adding charging stations for electric vehicles.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Before you go to a Bears game, you should know a few things. You cannot bring any bags, purses, briefcases, cinch bags, etc. unless they are clear plastic and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”. You can also use one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags or clutch bags that are the size of a hand.
- Omni Chicago Hotel is only three miles from the stadium.
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