Posts tagged "soldier field"

Seating expansion of Soldier Field?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exploring the idea of expanding Soldier Field’s seating capacity by 5,000 seats. It currently holds 61,500 and is the smallest stadium in the NFL despite Chicago being the second largest market in the league. While this is great news for Bears fans, I’m just wondering where they’ll fit the seats? Above... Read more »

Was Soldier Field's surface to blame for Cutler's injury?

Was Soldier Field's surface to blame for Cutler's injury?
What would’ve happened if Johnny Knox didn’t slip on that slant route? Does Jay Cutler still throw an interception? Probably not. Phil Simms pointed out that Knox was leaning which could have caused him to lose his footing. I’m not a wide receivers coach so I’m not going to dissect Knox’s technique. Did Knox slip... Read more »

Bears president: Soldier Field grass is safer

The debate about whether or not the Bears and the Chicago Park District should replace the grass playing surface with FieldTurf happens every season and multiple times a year. Players complain about the grass at Soldier Field but the organization thinks their players are safer with grass at Soldier Field. Meatball fans will argue that... Read more »

Soldier Field's Grass is a Disaster

Soldier Field's Grass is a Disaster
I’ve written about why Soldier Field needs to switch the grass playing surface to FieldTurf. For one, it’s not grass. It’s slop. Grass doesn’t grow in the colder months. Two, the Chicago Park District holds other events in Soldier Field all year including during the season. Lastly, it slows down the Bears. This era’s Bears... Read more »

Fumble recovery: Maximizing the Bears fortunes

After reading the Forbes article on how the Bears are fumbling away a fortune, I had to take a step back and gather my thoughts before I wrote my response. In an appearance on the ChicagoNow Radio Show on WGN 720AM, Mike Burzawa, from Fire Lovie Smith, and I were asked what we would do if... Read more »

What's new at Soldier Field this year

In an email to the 4th Phase, the Chicago Bears gave us the heads up on what’s new at Soldier Field: As we make final preparations for the 2010 Bears season at Soldier Field, we wanted to provide some important reminders and tell you about some exciting additions to your in-stadium experience: Any type of... Read more »

Bears (unofficial) home opener tonight!

The Bears play their first home game tonight against the Oakland Raiders. Preseason games are hard to watch because you don’t get the full experience – the intensity of the game and the roar of the crowd. Besides, it’s still warm and not Bear weather. Regardless, hungry Bears fans, like me, want to see the... Read more »

Bring the Big Ten title game to Soldier Field

Bring the Big Ten title game to Soldier Field! Why not? Chicago is Big Ten country. The perceived favorites to host the 2011 Big Ten championship football game are Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium) and Detroit (Ford Field). What about 2012? The weather could be an issue, but this it’s the Big Ten. Weather is never... Read more »

Bears tickets go on sale July 17 at 10:00AM CST

Chicago Bears Home Opponents Chicago Bears tickets go on sale on Saturday, July 17 at 10:00AM. I remember when I wasn’t a STHer and had to count down the seconds until the clock struck 10:00AM. A few years ago, I had multiple browsers open for every game I wanted to go. That trick didn’t work... Read more »

Will Chicago ever host the Super Bowl? No.

With New York/New Jersey getting the nod to host the Super Bowl in 2014, many wonder if Chicago will ever host the Super Bowl. NY/NJ is just like Chicago, a cold weather city that plays football the real way – outdoors and in the elements. Just like our Olympic bid, the answer is a big... Read more »
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