There’s nothing quite like reclining in the Soldier Field seats on any given Sunday and rooting on, as SNL’s “Bill Swerski's Superfans” skit would deem them, Da Bears. The winners of nine NFL Championships, including Super Bowl XX, the Chicago Bears hold the record for most enshrines in the Pro Football Hall of Fame — names like Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Bronko Nagurski, Mike Singletary and Richard Dent. The Monsters of Midway also rank No. 1 in wins (749 as of 2017) in the history of the National Football league. Chicago Bears tickets (not just for their matchups with the long-standing rival Green Bay Packers) are always in demand at StubHub.
CHICAGO BEARS TEAM INFO
Following a fourth consecutive losing campaign (5-11), the Bears cut ties with head coach John Fox. Matt Nagy becomes the 16th skipper in franchise history, taking over a team quarterbacked by former No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky, who comes into 2018 with some high expectations. The former University of North Carolina QB will have some new targets in Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton. But Nagy will also need stand-up play on the defensive side of the ball, and will surely look to end Akiem Hicks to set the tone.
CHICAGO BEARS HISTORY
NFL only has two charter members still standing — the Chicago Bears and the Arizona (formerly St. Louis) Cardinals. The Bears were formed in 1920 in Decatur, Ill., when the A.E. Staley company launched a team. The organization switched ownership hands and relocated to the Windy City in 1921. Since then, the Bears have enjoyed much success. In 1921, as the Chicago Staleys, the team won the league title. They struck again in 1931 and 1932, as well as four times in the 1940s and once again in 1963. In 1970, the franchise was a part of the merger that formed the NFL we know today. The Bears played at Wrigley Field through the 1970 season, which still remains the home of the Chicago Cubs. The most celebrated of Bears contingents is the Mike Ditka-coached 1985 team that went 15-1 and rolled past the New England Patriots, 46-10, in Super Bowl XX, launching such players as Walter Payton, Jim McMahon and William “Refrigerator” Perry to widespread stardom. Members of that team famously recorded “The Super Bowl Shuffle” rap not long after their Super Sunday win, a tongue-in-cheek song that rose to No. 41 on the Billboard Top 100 chart and sold more than 500,000 copies. The Bears went back to the Super Bowl in 2007, ultimately falling to the Indianapolis Colts, 29-17.
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First opened in 1924 and renovated in 2002-03, Soldier Field, aka Stadium in a Park, is the second-oldest stadium in the NFL, behind only LA’s Memorial Coliseum, home of the Los Angeles Rams. With a seating capacity of 61,500, it’s the league’s third-smallest stadium, and provides an intimate feel for fans. Soldier Field has also hosted concerts, rugby, ice hockey, FIFA-sanctioned soccer and the Special Olympics. The closest L stop is Roosevelt station on the Orange, Green and Red lines. CTA also operates the No. 128 Soldier Field Express bus from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station.
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