Soldier Field - Chicago, IL

Soldier Field is one of the oldest NFL stadiums still in use. The 93-year-old venue—home to the NFL’s Chicago Bears—was considered the oldest until the Los Angeles Rams moved into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which opened one year before Soldier Field. Besides football, Soldier Field also hosts hockey, soccer, rugby and the Special Olympics Chicago Summer Games. Big-name concerts that have taken place there have featured headliners like Johnny Cash, the Grateful Dead, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.

The arena is located on the Near South Side of Chicago along the shores of Lake Michigan. With plenty of available parking, it’s easy to drive to the venue. Fans can also reach the stadium from Roosevelt Station on the green and red lines of the L, or via the #128 Soldier Field bus line and neighboring Metra stations. Nearby South Michigan Avenue has a variety of restaurants and hotels and is only a quick walk from the stadium. Popular attractions like The Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium and Northerly Island are also close by.

Tailgating is allowed and encouraged throughout the surrounding lots, which open four hours before kickoff. Bears fans gather in the parking lots to grill, chat and share their team pride before the big game starts. While food is fine in the parking lot, it’s not allowed in the venue. Professional audio and recording equipment, as well as umbrellas, coolers, seat cushions and selfie sticks, should be left at home.
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL
History & Traditions:
Past Names/Nicknames:
Municipal Grant Park Stadium
Date/Year Built/Opened:
Oct. 9, 1924