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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 and the Midway
United Club closes
Parking lots close

Mobile Ticketing

As part of a league-wide initiative, the Bears have replaced the print-at-home PDF ticket option with mobile ticketing. PDF tickets will no longer be valid for entry. Please use the guide below to learn more.


Your phone is your ticket. We strongly recommend the following important tips:

  • Add your ticket(s) to your digital wallet before arrival (iOS)
  • Charge your phone battery fully before heading to the stadium
  • Transfer (forward) each attendee their own ticket in advance
  • Have your mobile tickets ready before arriving to the gate

Beginning this season, 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. Click here for the entrance routes map. Click here for the exit routes map.

Due to a show at McCormick Place, cash parking for tailgaters will be extremely limited in McCormick Place 31st St Lot B.

Due to the possibility of rain in the forecast, we want to remind fans that umbrellas are not permitted inside Soldier Field.


Giveaway: Bronko Nagurski Bobblehead - Only 20,000 available

Community All-Pro: Blessings in a Backpack

Pre-Game Entertainment: Alumni Tunnel Walk; Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award

Anthem: Mark Stingley

Color Guard: Rosemont Police Department

Honorary Captains: Trace Armstrong, Brooke Wiseman & Joe Depippo

Halftime: Northern Illinois Marching Huskies

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


If you see something suspicious, notify stadium personnel immediately.


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.


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

For general information about getting to a Bears game, please contact Chicago Bears Fan Services at 888-79-BEARS (23277)
or email


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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Traffic Advisory

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

  • Eastbound I-290 to eastbound Ida B. Wells (formerly "Congress") has split or reduced lane configurations.
  • Southbound I-90/94 exit to Taylor St. / Roosevelt Rd. will be closed through late November. Traffic will be detoured to 18th St. to northbound I-90/94 to exit at Roosevelt Rd.
  • Westbound I-290 / Ida B. Wells to southbound I-90/94 is closed until winter 2020 . Traffic will be detoured to northbound I-90/94 where it will turn around at Augusta Blvd. and re-enter southbound I-90/94.
  • The Canal St. Exit Ramp from EB 290 is closed and re-open in late Fall 2019.

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/Taxi Designated Drop Off and Pick Up Locations:

For a seamless experience, head to the following locations to make your request:

  • Pre-game drop-off locations: ONLY at the 18th St. Turnaround just west of Lake Shore Drive and on Balbo Dr. between Columbus Dr. and LSD north of Soldier Field
  • Post-game pickup locations: ONLY at Balbo Dr. 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 Activities

Miller Lite Chicago Bears Fan Zone

Visit the Miller Lite Bears Fan Zone in the Stadium Green in the southeast and southwest lawns outside Gate 0 from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Fan Zone will include appearances by alumni, Staley Da Bear, Chicago Bears Drumline brought to you by The Pride Stores and Monster Squad brought to you by Planters, in addition to a live music performance by The Noize. The area will also include Miller Lite's Mobile Bar, football-related games, two face painters and other interactive displays from Campbell's, Chicago Sun-Times, Dunkin', Ford, and Hyundai, where Matt Forte will make an appearance. WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM will also broadcast live from the Southwest lawn. Kids can participate in Mini Monsters Clinic brought to you by Advocate Health Care where Bears Alumni Brian Cabral and Roland Harper are scheduled to appear from 2:00-3:00 pm. Also, Bears Alumni D'Wayne Bates and Donnell Woolford will be at Dive & Catch from 1:30-2:30 pm. *Alumni appearances are subject to change and activities are weather permitting.

Miller Lite Chicago Bears Ultimate Tailgate

The Miller Lite Ultimate Tailgate is located on the north side of Soldier Field on the Field Museum terrace and is open from 1:00 pm until 1 hour after the game ends. The Ultimate Tailgate, which is free and open to the public, will feature music by DJ Marquee, appearances by Chicago Bears Drumline brought to you by The Pride Stores, tailgate games and TVs; food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Real Bears Fans Wear Pink T-Shirts

Join Bears Care and Advocate Health Care in raising funds for programs supporting Chicago area breast cancer patients and their families. Purchase your "Real Bears Fans Wear Pink" shirt at the Fan Zone before the game, in Sections 101 and 138 and the South Courtyard.

STH Concessions Discount

Season Ticket Holders receive 10% off concessions. Look for Bears Access signage and scanners at participating stands. Featured Items: Regular Nachos and Peanuts (50% off) Order. Scan. Save.

Season Ticket Holders can receive 50% off Featured Concessions Items through Bears Access. Order. Scan. Save.

The Midway

The Midway – exclusive access for indoor hospitality, including specialty food stations, 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. Limited single game passes available for purchase in the Bears 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)
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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.

Community All-Pros: Blessings in a Backpack - Learn more about the Community All Pros.

Bears Access

Bears Access - under Gameday in the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon - is a digital enhancement to your Bears event and Gameday experience featuring a concession discount card for Season Ticket Holders, Designated Driver registration, 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.

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


Hotel accommodations are available near Soldier Field. Click here to find nearby hotels. The Chicago Bears prefer Hilton.