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New for this game - Bears vs. Packers - December 16, 2012

ENHANCED NFL SECURITY PROCEDURES...Don't Wait, Get to the Gate: The Game Starts with the Anthem. Enhanced NFL security measures may lead to increased entry times to the game. Stadium gates open two hours prior to kick-off. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE fans to arrive early and be patient when entering the stadium. The enhanced security procedures at stadium gates recommended by the NFL will increase comfort and safety of fans at the game, but will require extra time for inspections and screening. You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into Soldier Field. By tendering your ticket and entering the stadium, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you might have against the NFL, its member clubs, their affiliates, and stadium landlord their agents. If you elect to not consent to the searches, you will be denied entry to the stadium. Every guest must pass through a security checkpoint. No re-entries are permitted. All gates at Soldier Field are ADA accessible. Click here to view the Enhanced Security Procedures video.

COUNTERFEIT TICKET ADVISORY: It is suggested that tickets be purchased directly from the Chicago Bears Ticket Office or from Ticketmaster to avoid counterfeit tickets. The selling and purchasing of game tickets on Park District property is prohibited. Both the seller AND purchaser are subject to arrest.

At Sunday's Bears game, look for a big promotion!

Coming to the game on Sunday? Keep a lookout for an exciting promotion for fans at Soldier Field. We’re not allowed to give away any more detail, but let’s just say you might want to have your phone handy.The promotion is sponsored by MasterCard to promote The Chicago Bears Debit Card from Chase. This card comes with amazing benefits for Bears.


  • Save 15% on purchases when you use your Chicago Bears Debit Card at the Bears Pro Shop in Soldier Field and online at
  • Special promotions tied to Chicago Bears events.

Visit your Chase Branch today to get your Chicago Bears Debit Card.
New checking accounts are subject to approval.
© 2012 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Member FDIC
MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark, are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

Chicago Bears/NFL Bag Guidelines and Prohibited Items

Based on NFL security best practice recommendation, for Chicago Bears games at Soldier Field the 2012 Bag Guidelines prohibit backpacks, purses, bags, cases or fanny packs larger than 12" x 12" x 12". Fans are encouraged to return unauthorized items to their vehicles. The Bears and Soldier Field management cannot safeguard items which are not permitted to be brought into the stadium.

Please note umbrellas are not permitted inside Soldier Field.

For the comfort and safety of all fans, certain items are not permitted to be brought into Soldier Field for Chicago Bears games. Here is a list of Prohibited items.

2012 Fan Guide

The Chicago Bears 2012 Fan Guide was created to assist fans in understanding gameday and stadium policies and procedures. It also provides detailed information about gameday parking for fans with or without an on-site Soldier Field Parking Coupon.

The Chicago Bears 2012 Fan Guide was created to assist fans in understanding gameday and stadium policies and procedures. It also provides detailed information about gameday parking for fans with or without an on-site Soldier Field Parking Coupon.

Gameday Giveaway

This Sunday's game against the Packers is brought to you by Miller Lite, the official beer of your Chicago Bears. The first 40,000 fans to enter Soldier Field will receive a Bears/Miller Lite bucket cooler. Miller Lite…It’s just not just a good time, it’s Miller Time!

Stadium Interactive Areas

Dr Pepper Patio

The Chicago Bears are proud to welcome Dr Pepper Snapple Group as a new Hall of Fame Partner in 2012. The partnership encompasses many marquee promotional assets, including the entitlement of the Dr Pepper Patio at Soldier Field, a new interactive area that includes a large video wall, high-end concessions, interactive games, WBBM pre-game broadcast, and a chance for fans to sample unique soft drink flavors. Check out the Dr Pepper Patio in the South Courtyard near Gate 0 on Gameday!

Comcast Bears Den

The Comcast Bears Den showcases the rich history of the Chicago Bears and has been a continuously growing attraction for fans of all ages on Gameday. The interactive stadium entitlement area contains vibrant artwork highlighting the Bears history by decades, televisions, a picture marketing photo opportunity, the Plinko Game where fans have the opportunity to win great Comcast/Bears co –branded prizes, and more. Entrances are located on the West side of the stadium (inside Gate 15) as well as on the Mezzanine Level of the concourse. Be sure to stop by the Comcast Bears Den on Gameday!

Verizon Studio

Check out the Bears Verizon Studio right behind Section 128 for your chance to win premium NFL gear and even a chance to view halftime from the field! Explore Verizon’s latest devices and apps to upgrade your NFL experience wherever you are. Stream live NFL games with NFL Mobile and never miss a moment of the action! Come see it all happen—and even get an exclusive photo—all in the Bears Verizon Studio!

Get the Chicago Bears Official App!

The Chicago Bears have launched their official mobile app! It is available and free for Android devices. Look for the app coming soon for all other devices. To download this official Chicago Bears Mobile app, fans can text the word BEARS to 51288or search for the "Chicago Bears" app on the Android Marketplace. The Chicago Bears Mobile app features an all-encompassing Gamecenter that includes real time scoring and player stats, play-by-play updates, drive charts and even a fantasy tracker to keep tabs on your fantasy team as you follow the Bears. The app also includes exclusive live postgame and weekly press conference video and one-click social-media sharing of all photos/news/videos, game schedules, and more. It is the perfect gameday tool for Bears fans who want live team stats and news, as well as NFL scores and standings at their fingertips. The app will also keep you up to date with the Bears throughout the week with the latest news, roster, depth chart and injury report information. The app was developed in partnership with Verizon, the Bears Official Wireless Provider, and leading sports team app developer Yinzcam, Inc.

Code of Conduct and Text Assistance

The comfort and enjoyment of our fans' in-stadium experience is of primary importance to the Chicago Bears, so we ask you to Help Stop UnBEARable Fan Behavior at Soldier Field. If you notice someone violating the Fan Code of Conduct please anonymously contact gameday security by texting the keyword BEARS, followed by a <space> and the issue and exact location where assistance is needed to 69050. Fans can also call 312-235-7999. Security will be dispatched to address the situation. Please click here to see a Fan Conduct Video.

Tailgating and Parking

Single game parking passes are available through for the following lots: Adler Planetarium, Burnham Harbor, McCormick Place 18th Street, McCormick Place 31st Street Lot B, and McCormick Place Beach Lot (no alcohol). Additional cash parking is available at Northerly Island (cash only), and Grant Park North Garage and Millennium Garage (visit for more information).

Vehicles and tailgate set-ups cannot exceed one parking space. Tailgating will not be permitted in the Soldier Field parking lots during the game, and after night games.

Prohibited Parking in Residential Areas: Parking is prohibited in the residential areas surrounding Soldier Field. The area is bordered by Roosevelt Road on the north, Cermak Road on the south, Lake Shore Drive on the east, and Clark Street on the west. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing.

Public Transportation

The CTA offers convenient service to Bears games. There will be extra service provided on the #128 Soldier Field Express between the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and Soldier Field (fare is $1). The #146 will also operate extra buses on the Inner Drive/Michigan Express. The Red, Orange and Green line elevated trains provide a convenient connection via the Roosevelt Station at State St. a few blocks west of Soldier Field. PACE also provides bus service to Soldier Field from several suburban locations. Visit or call 836-7000 (any area code) for schedule and route information.

Additional Restrooms

Additional restrooms are available on the service level near the Bears Pro Shop in the Dr Pepper Patio/South Courtyard. The restrooms are located in the service tunnel behind the doughboy statue at Gate 0. Guests with seats on the Mezzanine Level or the South Colonnades are strongly encouraged to utilize these restrooms during peak times.

Smoking Policy

The Smoke-Free Illinois Act prohibits smoking in Soldier Field for Bears games. There are no designated smoking areas inside or outside the stadium and re-entry is prohibited. The smoking policy will be strictly enforced. Violators are subject to ejection. Repeated violations can result in the forfeiting of season ticket privileges. Smokeless cigarettes are also prohibited. In consideration and comfort of all ticket holders, we ask for your cooperation.

Fox Chicago Weather and Traffic

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

Designated Driver Program

Once inside, fans can also sign-up to be a Designated Driver at any of the eight Fan Services booths located throughout the stadium. By pledging not to drink alcohol at the game, fans will receive a coupon for a free soft drink and will be entered into a drawing for a trip to the Super Bowl or Pro Bowl. One lucky fan will also be recognized as the Designated Driver of the game, with their name displayed on the large videoboard and rewarded with a $50 gift card to the Bears Pro Shop. For more information, visit "Fans don't let Fans Drive Drunk."

Important Gameday Times

Check back in the summer of 2013 for important gameday times at the Bears' next home game.