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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.


Fans that purchased season parking pass booklets for the Southwest Parking Facilities at McCormick Place, through the Random Selection Process, or through the Soldier Field Premium Space program before the season did NOT prepay for Playoff games. To enter Soldier Field parking lots for this game, coupon holders will need to provide their pass and pay the fee equal to the per-game rate charged for this season. All lots accept cash or credit cards. Debit cards will not be accepted.

Allow more travel time to drive to and from Bears games this season with many ongoing road construction projects around the stadium.

Cash single-game parking will be limited at McCormick Place 31st St. Lot B due to a McCormick Place show. Full-season pass tailgaters in Lot B and cars parking in Lot C will not be affected.

Please note there will be no PACE bus service for the Bears playoff games.

If you are using mobile tickets, we strongly recommend the following important tips:

  • Add your ticket(s) to your digital wallet before arrival
  • Fully charge your phone battery before heading to the stadium
  • Transfer (forward) each attendee their own ticket in advance

Giveaway: Bears Playoffs Rally Towels

Anthem: Jim Cornelison

Color Guard: Illinois Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion

Halftime: Local H

Flyover: Army Blackhawk Helicopters

Access the Chicago Bears 2018 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.


Heaters that use liquefied fuel are NOT allowed in the Waldron Parking Deck or the North Garage; they are only allowed in open air surface lots.

Waldron Deck and South Lot parkers postgame may be directed to southbound Moe Dr. (through McCormick Place) to 31st St. To access I-55 (and eventually go north), turn left at 31st to northbound Lake Shore Drive or turn right on 31st to MLK Dr., turn right to I-55 or continue west on 31st St. to I-90/94.

Only Orange parking pass holders will be allowed to turn east on McFetridge to access the drop off at Lake Shore Drive. Uber/Lyft/Taxi cabs will not be allowed to turn off Columbus to McFetridge to drop off at the turnaround.

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


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

  • Southbound I-90/94 exit to Taylor St. / Roosevelt Rd. will be closed through late 2018. Traffic will be detoured to 18th St. to northbound I-90/94 to exit at Roosevelt Rd. Access to the ramp from eastbound I-290 will remain open.
  • Westbound I-290 / Congress to southbound I-90/94 is still closed. Traffic will be detoured to northbound I-90/94 where it will turn around at Augusta Blvd. and re-enter southbound I-90/94.
  • Westbound I-290 Morgan St. exit is closed through Fall of 2019.
  • The Canal St. Exit Ramp from EB 290 is scheduled to close in Fall 2018 and re-open upon completion of project in 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.

Uber Designated Dropoff and Pickup Locations:

Pre-game dropoff locations:

  • 18th Street turnaround west of LSD
  • At Balbo Drive and Columbus Drive

Post-game pickup locations:

  • At Balbo Drive and Columbus Drive

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 Ultimate Tailgate

Located north of the stadium on the Field Museum Terrance, the Miller Lite Bears Ultimate Tailgate will feature DJ Marquee spinning from 12:30 pm to 3:40 pm, appearances by the Chicago Bears Drumline and the Monster Squad, food & beverage for purchase and more. Fans can enjoy this area starting at 1:00 pm all the way up to one hour post-game.

Fan's Game Ball Display: Between Gates 1 and 3, the game ball Coach Nagy gave you after the big Bears win against the Rams will be on display along with a photo opportunity.

Alumni Autographs: Bears alum Jerry Azumah will be signing on the mezzanine behind section 128 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Featured Food and Beverage

Food of the Game: "Mack" Attack: Made with brisket and topped with a jalapeno popper, this specialty Mac and Cheese is sure to be a Game Day champ! Located at sections 125, 349, & 1410 Pub. 

Today we are celebrating Vienna Beef's 125th anniversary with a special t-shirt toss! 125 lucky fans who catch a t-shirt with a Vienna Beef ticket can redeem for a free hot dog from any of our concession stands where hot dogs are sold, so make sure you are in your seats between the 1st & 2nd quarters!

Drink of the Game: Miller Lite Souvenir Beer: We've got your favorite brew on tap...and its now available in a commemorative Playoffs souvenir cup! Find it throughout the stadium.

The Midway

The Midway – 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. Purchase passes only through the 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)
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Did you know that your Bears @PNCBank Visa® debit card can get you $10 in Bears Bucks at today's game? Show your card & ID at any Fan Services location at Soldier Field to get yours while supplies last.

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 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.

Soldier Field fan conduct video 2018

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Soldier Field evacuation routes

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