Soldier Field In Chicago IL
Soldier Field in Chicago.
Located on Lake Michigan waterfront, just south of downtown Chicago, Soldier Field is a legendary Chicago sports venue. The historic home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears since the 1930s, Soldier Field is also home of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire. With its distinctive Colonnades and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and Burnham Harbor, the renovated Soldier Field is an amazing venue for concerts, sports events and festivals. Soldier Field’s surrounding parkland hosts Chicago’s most exciting outdoor events like the 2-day AVON Walk and the Soldier Field 10 Mile Run.
Opened in 1924, Soldier Field is one of the great venues of the "Golden Age of Sports" and one of Chicago’s treasured landmarks. Since its first football game, Notre Dame (13) v. Northwestern (6), Soldier Field has hosted college football games, sports events, and blockbuster concerts, including the 1994 World Cup – the first time the competition was played is the US – the first boxing event to drew over $2.5 million (Dempsey-Tunney, 1927), the first ski meet held in a stadium, and the largest football crowd of 123,000 fans. In addition to hosting Chicago Bears and Chicago Fire games, Soldier Field presents over 200 events a year, including rock concerts, thrill shows, stock car races, rodeos, tractor and truck pulls, circuses, marching band concerts, operas, and skiing and toboggan events including a 13-story ski jump. Cheer for the Chicago Bears – one of the most triumphant professional football teams in history – at Soldier Field from September through December.
Soldier Field Events.
What’s happening at Soldier Field? Soldier Field presents exciting concerts, shows and events – from football to fireworks. Experience the historic journey of Soldier Field Stadium on a behind-the-scenes tour that includes the Field, South Courtyard, Doughboy Statue, Grand Concourse, United Club, Colonnades, Skyline Suite and Visitors Locker Room. Upcoming events at Soldier Field include: CHICAGO SUPER SHOW – Car Show & Concert, Soldier Field Cycling Series, 2010 Chicago Football Classic, Mayor’s Unity Walk and Peace Rally, U2 360 Tour and, of course, Chicago Bears football! For Soldier Field event schedules and tickets, visit www.soldierfield.net.
Soldier Field Hotels.
Located in downtown Chicago, Soldier Field is surrounded by many of Chicago’s finest hotels, including the Avenue Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites Chicago Downtown. One of Chicago’s favorite luxury boutique hotels, The Avenue welcomes sports and music fans to enjoy a cool urban vibe, gorgeous accommodations, hip restaurants and bars, meeting space and a perfect downtown Chicago setting – steps from the Magnificent Mile and 4 miles from Soldier Field.