The Chicago Bears are a professional football team that compete in the National Football League (NFL). Since 1970 they have been a part of the National Football Conference, originally in the Central Division and from 2002 the North Division. The team was founded in 1919 and moved to Chicago in 1921. They are one of only 2 remaining franchises from the founding of the NFL. The Bears have won 9 NFL Championships, including 1 Super Bowl Championship in 1985, from 26 finals appearances. If you want to know where the Chicago Bears play their home games, keep reading to find out.
Where do the Chicago Bears play
The home stadium of the Chicago Bears is Soldier Field located in Chicago, Illinois. It was opened in 1924, although the Bears didn’t start playing here until 1971, and was closed while it underwent a $632 million renovation from 2002-2003. During this period the Bears played at Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois. Soldier Field reopened in September, 2003 with a capacity of 61,500. The capacity makes Soldier Field the smallest stadium in the NFL.
Did you know?
Soldier Field was named as a memorial to American soldiers who had died in wars of the past.
Crowds of over 100,000 people were once commonplace at Soldier Field. In 1944 an estimated 150,000 people turned out to see President Franklin Roosevelt.
In 1994, 6 games of the FIFA World Cup, including the opening game of the Cup, were played at Soldier Field.