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Need To Know

Cash Free: To decrease wait times and help to make Soldier Field a healthier place, Bears games at Soldier Field are cash free. This includes all concession stands, Pro Shops, and in-bowl vendors. Visit one of the following locations within Soldier Field to exchange your cash for an open-loop Visa card which can be used anywhere: South Courtyard Bears Pro Shop, Gate 45/47 Bears Pro Shop, and the United Club Pro Shop on the Club 100 Level.

WiFi: FREE In-Stadium WiFi is available. Log onto the "Bears Free WiFi" network on your device to access in-stadium.

Mobile Tickets: Add your tickets to your digital wallet for easy access, increased reliability, and smoother stadium entry.


Stadium Policies

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. 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. Don't remove anything from your pockets as you go through security screeners, hold all your items and walk on through.

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.


Parking & Transportation

Your parking pass must be visible to traffic aides when you are approaching the stadium. Follow the entrance and exit routes to expedite your arrival. To avoid delays, coupon holders are strongly encouraged to arrive at least one hour before kickoff.

There is no single game/cash parking on any of the Museum Campus Lots. We recommended that single game cash parkers use the Millennium Park Garages and take the free shuttle to Soldier Field. For information on parking around Soldier Field for Bears games, please view the Parking & Transportation Guide.

Rideshare Pre-game drop-off locations: 18th St. turnaround west of Jean-Baptiste Dusable Lake Shore Dr. or Balbo Dr. between Columbus Dr. and Jean-Baptiste Pointe Dusable Lake Shore Dr.

Rideshare Post-game pickup locations: Balbo Dr. between Columbus Dr. and Jean-Baptiste Pointe Dusable Lake Shore Dr.

Several CTA routes will get fans to Soldier Field. Take the El red line, green line or orange line to the Roosevelt station (0.8mi walk). Or take the 147 Museum Campus bus to the north side of Soldier Field.

Waldron Deck and South Lot Parkers: view the alternative postgame exit route for a more streamlined experience.


My Bears Hub

My Bears Hub is a digital enhancement to your Bears Gameday experience featuring a discount card for Season Ticket Holders, a cash-free 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.


Gameday Fan Zones

Get to the game early and enjoy FREE access to the Miller Lite Ultimate Tailgate (north of the stadium at the Field Museum Terrace)

Miller Lite Ultimate Tailgate

The Miller Lite Ultimate Tailgate is located on the north side of Soldier Field on the Field Museum terrace and will be open two hours before kickoff running through one hour postgame. The Ultimate Tailgate, which is free and open to the public and will feature music, activities, appearances by the Chicago Bears Drumline brought to you by Shell and the Monster Squad; food and beverage will be available for purchase.

In-Stadium Activities

There's more to gameday around Soldier Field. Visit the south courtyard for a variety of family-friendly activities and partner activations. The south courtyard opens when gates open and closes at the start of the 3rd Quarter.

Activities include:

  • Dr Pepper Patio - Catch a set from DJ Sasha and watch the Bears Pregame Report with Lauren Screeden.
  • LED Photo Experience - Photo experience featuring marquee letters themed out per game.
  • My First Bears Game - Photo experience for Bears fans to celebrate their FIRST Bears Game. Fans are encouraged to visit a fans services booth to receive a complimentary button to wear during the game and receive a certificate via mail.
  • Dr Pepper 360 Photo Spinner - Digital 360 degree photo experience for fans featuring football themed props.
  • All Orange Everything - Photo experience exclusively using the Bears primary orange color and the Chicago skyline.
  • Mighty Matchup - Compare your stats to your favorite Bears players.
  • Virtual Reality - Here is your chance to be QB1. Step into virtual Soldier Field and participate in our Quarterback Challenge.
  • Staley's Corner - Celebrate Staley's 20th season with sign creation stations, photos with Staley, and an opportunity to write your favorite mascot a letter.
  • Face Painters - Get your family gameday ready with Bears themed face paint and tattoos.
  • Locker Room - Step inside the "Bears Locker Room" to take a photo and try on a helmet.

For a full list of activities, download the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon.

Bringing someone to their first Bears game? Visit a Fan Services booth, including the United Club Concierge Desks, 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.

PNC Discounts

Bears PNC Bank Visa® Debit Card holders can take advantage of the following benefits:

20% off Bears Pro Shop items
Save 20% off your merchandise purchase at all three Bears Pro Shop locations (exclusions apply, discount not valid at portable merchandise trailers).

20% off Soldier Field concessions
By linking and activating your Chicago Bears PNC Bank Visa® Debit Card in My Bears Hub, you will save 20% on concession items (excluding alcohol) purchased at Soldier Field concession stands on Bears game days. Offer may be used in combination with the standing discount for Season Ticket Holders. Offer may be modified at any time.

The Chicago Bears Prefer Visa.

Game Room & Partner Perks

Bears Game Room
Visit the Bears Game Room in the Official App brought to you by Verizon each Bears gameday for your chance to win great prizes from PNC, BetRivers, Dunkin and Good Foods. Download the mobile app and click on the "MORE" tab to learn more.

Partner Perks
Check out the Partner Perks section of the Official App brought to you by Verizon through the 2023 season for new offers from Chicago Bears partners like Buffalo Wild Wings, Miller Lite, Connie's Pizza, and more.

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