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When to Go:
Football Season

Age Restriction:
All Ages

Nearest Transit:
Stadium Shuttle at 18th St. Metra

Important Information:
Advance Tickets Highly Recommended

Quick Facts

  • Soldier Field Chicago was originally built in 1922, and is the historic home of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.
  • Soldier Field seats 61,500 fans, making it the smallest stadium in the NFL.
  • Other Chicago events at Soldier Field include arena concerts, exhibition soccer matches and more.

Address:
1410 S Museum Campus Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
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Tour Review : Soldier Field


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4.65
Location:
5
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Soldier Field - Enemy Territory for a Packer fan

As a Packers fan, I definitely felt like I was in uncomfortable territory visiting the home field of the arch-rival Chicago Bears. However, as an avid NFL fan, this was a must-see attraction for me, and was one of my favorite moments from my trip to Chicago.

First, I should probably clarify that I didn't get to see an actual game at Soldier Field. (Da' Bears were out of town to play the Eagles during my trip.) However, I did take a walk around the stadium, taking in the unique architecture and surrounding area, and I made a trip into the Pro Shop which seems to be open year-round.

Soldier Field is a mix of architecture and design both new and old. The stadium underwent renovations in 2002, and now it sort of looks like a spaceship crossed with a Roman-style coliseum. There are also a number of dedications and statues towards the north entrance of the stadium meant to remind fans and tourists why the stadium is called 'Soldier Field' which is a nice touch.

From a logistical standpoint, I couldn't tell from my visit where fans tailgate before games. (A little research online points to the Soldier Field parking lots - which are a bit of a walk from the stadium - as well as the Burnham Harbor parking lot nearby.) However, the Stadium is pretty close to the Downtown area and there's a bus stop right outside at Museum Campus, so accessibility isn't an issue. Also, it's a bummer when you attend a football game from out of town, only to realize that the stadium is in the middle of nowhere. (Philly and New York come to mind.) Soldier Field doesn't suffer from this issue at all.

I stopped in to the small Pro Shop during my visit, and actually had a great interaction with one of the employees. (I never mentioned that I was a Packers fan.) They had custom-ready jerseys, so you can make one up on a whim, and they were also selling hard-to-find Bears products that definitely make for great souvenirs and gifts.

Overall, despite my allegiances to Green and Yellow, I really enjoyed my visit to Soldier Field. I definitely hope to attend a game there sometime, but for now my own personal tour around the stadium had to suffice. I absolutely recommend visiting Soldier Field if you're a football fan.

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Summary

Features: Built in 1922, Soldier Field Chicago is one of the most historic sports stadiums in the country. Home to the NFL's Chicago Bears, Soldier Field seats over 61,000 people, and has hosted some of the best Chicago concerts and Chicago sporting events of all-time. Renovated in 2003, Soldier Field seating provides some of the best sight-lines of any NFL stadium, and arena concerts at this major Chicago attraction include Bon Jovi and U2. 

Why We Go: Soldier Field Chicago is a must-see Chicago attraction for football fans visiting Chicago, and its rugged turf, massive Colonnades and frigid climate make it one of the most identifiable sports stadiums in America.

  • Chicago Bears: One of the most popular franchises in the NFL, the 1985 Super Bowl Champions are competitive nearly every season, and Chicago Bears tickets at Soldier Field Chicago are some of the hardest to obtain of any NFL team. 
  • Chicago Concerts: The Soldier Field seating map means there's hardly a bad seat in the building, providing great sight-lines for some of the biggest Chicago concerts. Past performances at Soldier Field concerts include Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock and U2.   
  • Tours at Soldier Field: Soldier Field Chicago tours are available from April- June, and tickets start at $15 per adults and $7 for senior citizens. 

Inside Knowledge: If you're hoping to avoid the chaos of Chicago parking in the lot at Soldier Field events, there are a number of nearby parking lots with free shuttle service to this legendary stadium in Chicago. 

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Buy Tickets in Advance: Chicago Bears tickets generally re-sell well above face value, and Soldier Field seating is the most exclusive in the NFL; 61,500 seats make this Chicago sports stadium the smallest in the National Football League.
  • Do Dress Appropriately: Soldier Field seating may provide fans with great sight-lines, but it's not unheard of for fans to find their seats covered in ice. With kickoff temperatures sometimes dipping below 10 degrees in the Winter, you'll want to dress in heavy layers when you visit this historic Chicago attraction in the Near South Side.
  • Don't Miss the Tailgate Party: The tailgate party in the Soldier Field parking lot starts well before kickoff, and gives fans the opportunity to enjoy a Chicago-style barbecue and party before kickoff, no matter what the weather is in the Windy City. 
  • Don't Skip the Sausage: If you're fortunate enough to find yourself in Soldier Field Chicago for a Bears game, be sure to stop by one of the many vendors selling Polish Sausage. This Chicago staple is the perfect compliment to a cold beer, and will surely inspire you to dust off your Chris Farley SNL impersonation: "Da' Bears. Da' Bears. Da' ..... Bears." 

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Tour Review : Soldier Field


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4.65
Location:
5
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Soldier Field - Enemy Territory for a Packer fan

As a Packers fan, I definitely felt like I was in uncomfortable territory visiting the home field of the arch-rival Chicago Bears. However, as an avid NFL fan, this was a must-see attraction for me, and was one of my favorite moments from my trip to Chicago.

First, I should probably clarify that I didn't get to see an actual game at Soldier Field. (Da' Bears were out of town to play the Eagles during my trip.) However, I did take a walk around the stadium, taking in the unique architecture and surrounding area, and I made a trip into the Pro Shop which seems to be open year-round.

Soldier Field is a mix of architecture and design both new and old. The stadium underwent renovations in 2002, and now it sort of looks like a spaceship crossed with a Roman-style coliseum. There are also a number of dedications and statues towards the north entrance of the stadium meant to remind fans and tourists why the stadium is called 'Soldier Field' which is a nice touch.

From a logistical standpoint, I couldn't tell from my visit where fans tailgate before games. (A little research online points to the Soldier Field parking lots - which are a bit of a walk from the stadium - as well as the Burnham Harbor parking lot nearby.) However, the Stadium is pretty close to the Downtown area and there's a bus stop right outside at Museum Campus, so accessibility isn't an issue. Also, it's a bummer when you attend a football game from out of town, only to realize that the stadium is in the middle of nowhere. (Philly and New York come to mind.) Soldier Field doesn't suffer from this issue at all.

I stopped in to the small Pro Shop during my visit, and actually had a great interaction with one of the employees. (I never mentioned that I was a Packers fan.) They had custom-ready jerseys, so you can make one up on a whim, and they were also selling hard-to-find Bears products that definitely make for great souvenirs and gifts.

Overall, despite my allegiances to Green and Yellow, I really enjoyed my visit to Soldier Field. I definitely hope to attend a game there sometime, but for now my own personal tour around the stadium had to suffice. I absolutely recommend visiting Soldier Field if you're a football fan.