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Game 9 - 49ers vs Bears - Sunday December 3rd, Noon
Game 9 - 49ers vs Bears - Sunday December 3rd, Noon
Game 9 - 49ers vs Bears - Sunday December 3rd, Noon

Need to Know

Allow more travel time to drive to and from Bears games this season with many ongoing road construction projects around the stadium.
Click here for closures and alternate routes.

FREE In-Stadium WiFi now available. Log onto the “Bears Free WiFi” network on your device to access in-stadium.

Access the Chicago Bears 2017 A-Z Fan Guide for answers to all your Gameday questions.

Important Times

800amParking lots open
930amWill Call opens outside Gate 10
Day of Game ticket sales begin at Gate 2
Soldier Field gates open
Miller Lite Bears Ultimate Tailgate opens
1200pm49ers vs. Bears kickoff
END 3rd QTRAlcohol sales end in general seating area
400pmAlcohol sales end in United Club
500pmUnited Club closes
600pmParking lots close

NFL Bag Policy

Important Reminder: NFL Bag Policy is in effect - no purses or backpacks allowed in the stadium.
Read more about the policy.

Gameday Giveaway

Bears/Jewel Osco Socks

Gameday Entertainment

Anthem: Wayne Messmer

Color Guard: Arlington Heights PD Honor Guard

Halftime: IHSA Championship Recognition

Soldier Field Traffic

Soldier Field Parking

Security Information

If you see something suspicious, notify stadium personnel immediately.

In an effort to ensure the safety of all guests, Soldier Field has enhanced security through the use of walk-through metal detectors at all gates. All carry-in items will be searched.

Don't Wait, Get to the Gate. The Game Starts with the Anthem. Enhanced screening may require more time to enter the stadium. Guests are encouraged to enter the stadium early. Our gates open two hours prior to kickoff.

Certain items are not permitted to be brought into the stadium. Click here to view the complete list.

Click here to view the Fan Conduct video.

Featured Beverage

Midway Mimosa: A bubbly fruit medley that pairs perfectly with an afternoon of Bears Football. Available at the Dr Pepper Patio.

Featured Food Item

Robinson's Ribs: From smoked pulled pork to their famous rib sandwich, this Chicago favorite has you covered. Available at the NW Plaza & Section 122.

Notes & Alerts

Follow the route on your parking coupon and have it visible
For those with pre-paid parking coupons, we strongly encourage you to suggest following the exact route to your assigned parking lot to help ease congestion around Soldier Field. The coupon must be visible and hanging from your rear-view mirror so traffic management can provide easy access to your assigned lot.

Waldron Deck Parkers Please be advised that the route map on the back of your parking pass will be strictly enforced. There will be no entrance to the Waldron Deck off of eastbound 18th St. Fans must enter the lot by using eastbound Waldron Drive to southbound Museum Campus Drive to the entrance.
Click here for more details.

McCormick Place Parkers The SW Facilities surface lot at 24th St is now available ($45 pre-purchase only) located WEST of Lake Shore Drive – for access exit on 31st St and take Moe Drive north. Free shuttle to Soldier Field. Tailgating during the game or after the game is prohibited at all McCormick Place lots. Visit Soldier Field Click and Park for details.

Prohibited Parking in Residential Areas
Parking on Bears gamedays is prohibited in the residential and arterial streets surrounding Soldier Field bordered by and including Roosevelt Road on the north, Cermak Road on the south, Lake Shore Drive on the east and Clark Street on the west. The restriction starts two hours before the game and ends one hour after the game. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing.

McCormick Place 31st St Lot B
The 8 AM open time of Lot B will be strictly enforced. Public safety officials will not permit early arriving cars to double park on 31st St., Moe Drive, or the LSD exit ramps. Parking and tailgating will be available at 8 AM, but single-game cash parking for tailgaters will be extremely limited. There is no tailgating during or after the game at Lot B.

The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation annual toy drive
Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate between the hours of 9am - Noon. Monetary donations are also welcome.
Collection box locations:

  • South of the Stadium
  • Under the Waldron Drive tunnel
  • North of the Stadium
  • Outside Gate 45 and 47 near McFetridge Drive
  • Inside the North Garage near the United Club entrance (Gate 38)
  • At the pedestrian walkway off of McFetridge Drive by the Children’s Garden

For the most up to the minute Chicago traffic and weather on gameday, visit FOX Chicago's Traffic Center and Weather Center.

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Construction on I-55 and I-290 scheduled through the fall of 2017 will have an impact on traffic around Soldier Field on gamedays. Please follow the direction of traffic aides if alternative routes become necessary due to area road construction projects or traffic conditions. We strongly suggest leaving more time to drive to Bears games.

The Chicago Bears Official Mobile App has integrated with Waze to provide Bears fans with real-time driving directions to specific parking lots around Soldier Field.

Ticket Advisory: To avoid counterfeit tickets, we suggest that fans purchase tickets directly from the Chicago Bears Ticket Office or from Ticketmaster. The selling and purchasing of game tickets on Park District property is prohibited. Both the seller AND purchaser are subject to arrest.

Bringing a young fan to their first game? Visit a Fan Services booth for a FREE "My First Bears Game" certificate and have a memento from their first gameday experience. Also available, "It's My First Game!" or "It's My Birthday!" decals to proudly display while enjoying the game.

Escape to The Midway before, during and after the game! Enjoy private access to The Midway presented by XFINITY including specialty food stations, full service bars, private restrooms, a live DJ and plenty of flat screen TVs. Escape the Chicago weather inside the Midway before, during and after the game on the west side mezzanine level behind sections 136 and 138. Passes available for purchase exclusively through the Bears Mobile App under Gameday.

Chicago Bears PNC Visa Debit Card Holder In-Stadium Discounts

  • 20% off their merchandise purchase at all three Pro Shop locations (exclusions apply, discount not valid at portable merchandise trailers)
  • 20% off their entire concession purchase (excluding alcohol)
  • Visit for more details

Stadium displays are located outside and inside the stadium:

  • Air Brush Face Painting & Mini Bear Head – Gate 5 (10:00AM – 2:00PM)
  • DJ Sasha – Dr Pepper Patio (10:00 AM – 2:00PM)
  • Sign Making Station/Letters to Staley & My First Bears Game - Gate 3
  • My First Bears Game Backdrop – Gate 1
  • IHSA Trophy Display – Gates 4-6 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
  • Size Me Up - Gates 2–4
  • Verizon Studio
  • Comcast Xfinity Zone – Midway

Miller Lite Bears Ultimate Tailgate
Located north of the stadium on the Field Museum Terrance, the Miller Lite Bears Ultimate Tailgate will feature Bears alumni autograph opportunity* with Jason McKie and Adrian Peterson from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, DJ Marquee spinning from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, appearances by the Chicago Bears Drumline and the Monster Squad brought to you by Dunkin’ Donuts, giveaways, food & beverage for purchase and more. Fans can enjoy this area starting two hours before kickoff all the way up to one hour post-game.
*Subject to change

Uber Designated Dropoff and Pickup Locations:

Pre-game dropoff locations:

  • McFetridge Drive turnaround east of Lake Shore Drive (LSD)
  • 18th Street turnaround west of LSD
  • At Balbo Drive and Columbus Drive

Post-game pickup locations:

  • At Balbo Drive and Columbus Drive