Bears Tickets for Soldier Stadium
Nothing beats the thrill of getting Bears tickets at the start of the NFL season for the city's die-hard fans. The NFL team's history stretches far beyond the "Windy City" and today has a global reach as well as a dedicated fan base. The popularity of the team gained a world audience in the 1980's when they won Super Bowl XX and had a stint in pop culture, including the memorable "The Super Bowl Shuffle" and skits on Saturday Night Live. Today the team is rebuilding towards winning another championship and fans are more than ready to witness the event.The Stadium
Today when purchasing Bears tickets fans fill into Soldier Stadium. The club used to share the legendary "Wrigley Field" ballpark with the Cub's up until 1971. The Bears played their final game on December 13, 1970 and fittingly against the Green Bay Packers. After the 1970 NFL season was over the team simply outgrew their shared venue. Furthermore, with the AFL-NFL merger the league wanted teams to be able and support at least 50,000 fans. The team played their first game at the now known Soldier Field in Chicago for the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning 17-15.
The stadium underwent extensive renovations and reopened on September 29, 2003. The stadium has come to be known as "New Soldier Field" by fans as well as the city. Originally Soldier Field held a capacity of 66,000, which was reduced to 61,500 due to removing seats in order to add facilities. Soldier Field is currently the smallest stadium within the NFL. The size Soldier Field is an advantage for fans as they stay closer to the field and all seats have a great view. The renovation also added wider and contoured seats, which include cup holders. More restrooms have been added along with concessions, underground garage, parking deck and televisions. Chicago Bears tickets first go on sale directly through the Soldier Field box office.
The stadium was named in order to give thanks to American soldiers killed while serving their country. Today the home of the Bears is the city's tribute to men and women in the US military. The venue includes the "Spirit of the American Doughboy", a 6 foot statue proudly displayed in the courtyard. At the northwest end of the bowl, the "Memorial Waterfall" honors prisoners of war and servicemen from all branches of military which are missing in action, and the sculpture "Chicago's Tribute to Freedom", symbolizing men and women of the military and their families, is found in the northern section.
Whether a die-hard football fan or just visiting the city Bears tickets are sure to please. The history of the team and the pride of Soldier Stadium are well worth the price of admission. Soldier Field is located at 1410 South Museum Campus Drive off Lake Shore Drive. The stadium is a wonderful landmark which is close to other great attractions which Chicago has to offer. You can view our wide selection Of Bears Tickets by clicking the link.
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