Coming to the Game

Coming to the Game

8:00 AM
Parking lots open
9:30 AM
Will Call opens outside of Gate 10
10:00 AM
Day of game ticket sales begin at the ticket booth outside Gate 10
Soldier Field gates open
12:00 PM
End of Third Quarter
Alcohol sales ends in general seating area
4:00 PM
Alcohol sales ends in United Club
5:00 PM
United Club closes
6:00 PM
Parking lots close

Mobile Ticketing

All guests are required to enter Bears home games at Soldier Field using a mobile ticket. Add your ticket(s) to your digital wallet before arrival to ensure you can enter with no connectivity issues. Please use the guide below to learn more.

Need to Know

The health and safety of our fans is a top priority in the 2021 season. For updated Soldier Field health and safety information, click here.

All parking passes will be sent to fans electronically. Season pass and single game purchasers must print (in color) the appropriate pass prior to the game and bring it to the game.

The mobile parking pass must be visible to traffic aides when you are approaching the stadium – follow the suggested routes to each lot.

Gameday Information

Anthem: Mikaela Sullivan

Color Guard: Illinois State Police Department

Pre-game Entertainment: Youth Football Players Line Up on Field for Anthem

Halftime: Youth Football Demonstration from Chicago Public League Girls Flag Football and Rockford Park District

Boeing Military Salute: Captain James Cole (United States Navy) - Click here to learn more.

Bears Champion of the Game: Tommy Boyce (Bounce Foundation)

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

Security Information

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING: If you see something suspicious, notify stadium personnel immediately.

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. Please refer to the Gameday A-Z Guide to view the complete list.

Soldier Field Parking

Follow the suggested entrance and exit routes to each parking lot to expedite your arrival.

  • Only Orange mobile parking pass holders will be allowed to turn east on McFetridge to access the drop off at Lake Shore Drive. Rideshare services and taxi cabs will not be allowed to turn off Columbus to McFetridge to drop off at the turnaround.
  • McCormick Place Gameday Parking - Full-season coupon holders will be parking at 24th St Lot E and 31st St. Lot B will have limited cash parking all season (tailgating permitted). Lakeside Center Lot C will be available most games (no tailgating – no shuttle). 18th St Lot D has cash parking and is Family Friendly (No Alcohol).
  • Waldron Deck and South Lot parkers postgame may be directed to southbound Moe Dr. (through McCormick Place) to 31st St. To access I-55, turn left at 31st to northbound LSD or turn right on 31st to MLK Dr., turn right to I-55 or continue west on 31st St. to I-90/94.

For information on parking in and around Soldier Field for Bears home games, please view the Parking & Transportation Guide.

Gameday Alerts

Traffic and Parking Advisory

The Jane Byrne Circle Interchange Reconstruction Project may affect driving times to and from the game:

  • The NB I-55 ramp to NB I-90/94 will be reduced to one lane until 2022. When coming to Soldier Field, consider NB I-55 to NB Lake Shore Drive to avoid or minimize traffic delays.

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.

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

Sign up for Chicago-area emergency alerts at

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.

Rideshare designated drop off and pick up locations

Uber is the preferred ride of the Chicago Bears. For a seamless experience, head to the following locations to make your request:

Pre-game drop-off locations:

  • 18th Street Turnaround west of LSD
  • On Balbo Drive between Columbus Dr. and LSD (north of Soldier Field)

Post-game pickup locations:

  • At Balbo Drive between Columbus Dr. and LSD (north of 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.

Gameday Notes

Gameday Activities

Open 10am through the 3rd quarter, South Courtyard activities will include:

  • Gates 5 & 7: Caricaturist, Facepaint Artists, Strike a Pose Photo Booth, and Staley's Corner
  • Gates 4 & 6: Giant Bobbleheads
  • Gates 3 & 5: Virtual Reality, Chicago Bears Kids Club brought to you by Jewel-Osco and Crib Club brought to you by PNC
  • DJ Sasha at Dr Pepper Patio

The Miller Lite Midway

The Miller Lite Midway – for indoor hospitality, full service bars, dedicated restrooms, a live DJ and plenty of flat screen TVs. Open before, during and after the game on the west side mezzanine level behind sections 136 and 138. The Midway is open to all ticket holders during preseason.

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

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

Bears Champion of the Game: Carlos Cruz (Bear Necessities)

My Bears Hub is a digital enhancement to your Bears event and Gameday experience featuring a discount card for Season Ticket Holders, a cashless payment method for all gameday attendees, registration for our Gameday Miller Lite Designated Driver program, and secure digital event waivers (for you and your children) that can be signed in advance to save time waiting in line for Bears Activities. My Bears Hub can be found within the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon under the Gameday menu.

STH Concessions Discount: Season Ticket Holders receive 10% of concessions. Look for My Bears Hub signage and scanners at participating stands.

Featured Concessions Item: 50% off Souvenir Soda for Season Ticket Holders through My Bears Hub. At participating concession stands only. Order. Scan. Save.

Bears Free WiFi: Fans can connect to the Bears FREE WiFi network.

Soldier Field Fan Conduct Policy

Help the Bears stop unBEARable fan behavior at Soldier Field.

Chicago Bears Emergency Evacuation Plan

In case of an emergency evacuation while you're at Soldier Field, here is the game plan.