Per guidance from the CDC and based on Chicago's current local COVID-19 data, the Chicago Department of Public Health is requiring that everyone age two or older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in public indoor settings, effective Friday, August 20. The requirement allows masks to be removed while patrons are actively eating or drinking.
Masking remains optional in outdoor settings, though masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals in crowded outdoor settings. Some areas considered indoors at Soldier Field include the United Club, Miller Lite Midway, Pro Shop, North Garage, bathrooms, elevators and enclosed hallways. Open-air concourse areas and the seating bowl are considered outside. This protocol will remain in place until the Chicago Department of Public Health determines the mask mandate is no longer necessary.
Parking lots open
Will Call opens outside of Gate 10
Day of game ticket sales begin at the ticket booth outside Gate 10
Soldier Field gates open
Alcohol sales ends in general seating area
Alcohol sales ends in United Club
United Club closes
Parking lots close
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.
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.
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.
Due to a show at McCormick Place, there may be limited availability for single game cash parkers in the 31st St Lot B and Lakeside Center Lot C. Fans can use Millennium Park Garages and take the free shuttle to Soldier Field as an alternative.
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.
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
For a seamless rideshare 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)
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.
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 Bank 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)
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!" buttons to proudly display while enjoying the game.
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. Please be sure to upgrade to the latest version of the app.
STH Concessions Discount: Season Ticket Holders receive 10% of concessions. Look for My Bears Hub signage and scanners at participating stands. For touch-less transactions, link your credit card for automatic charges when you scan your QR code.
Featured Concessions Item: 50% off hot dogs for Season Ticket Holders through My Bears Hub. At participating concession stands only (not available for in-seat vending). 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.
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