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Bears Gameday Parking
Beginning this season, all parking passes will be sent to fans electronically. Season pass and single game purchasers will need to print the appropriate pass prior to the game and bring it to the game. Passes may also be scanned from your mobile device. Parking facilities immediately surrounding the stadium require a pre-paid parking pass and open four hours prior to kickoff and close two hours after the game. Parking lots may close earlier at the discretion of the Chicago Park District and stadium management.
Full Season Coupon Parking
North Garage, BLUE or ORANGE coupon.
Waldron Deck, WHITE coupon.
South Lot, RED coupon.
East Museum Lot, YELLOW coupon.
Adler Planetarium Lot, PURPLE coupon.
Family Friendly (no alcohol) Lot, OFF-WHITE AND BLACK STRIPED coupon.
A limited number of single game parking passes for various lots servicing Soldier Field, may be purchased in advance by visiting soldierfield.clickandpark.com. In addition to the lots listed above, the Burnham Harbor lot has partial-season and single game parking passes available beginning in November.
Gameday Cash Parking
Grant Park North: Entrance is on Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Monroe – Regular daily posted rate. No tailgating, shuttle is provided.
Grant Park South: Entrance is on Michigan Avenue between Jackson and Van Buren. Regular daily posted rate. No tailgating, shuttle is NOT provided.
Millennium Garage: Entrance is located off Columbus Drive between Monroe Street and Randolph Street - $38 day of game, online pre-paid varies $20-$31, $316.50 Season Pass. No tailgating, Shuttle provided.
Millennium Lakeside Garage: Entrance is located off Columbus Drive between Randolph and Monroe - $38 day of game, online pre-paid varies $20-$31, $316.50 Season Pass. No tailgating.
31st Street McCormick Place Lot B: Follow signs on Moe Drive off 31st Street and just west of Lake Shore Drive - $40 day of game for cars, online single game pre-paid $50, $80 for buses and RVs. Tailgating is allowed. Shuttle provided. There will be a need to occasionally limit cash parking for tailgaters at 31st St Lot B due to large shows at McCormick Place. Tailgate parking will be available for full season coupon holders only on those days.
McCormick Place Lakeside Garage Lot C: Follow signs on 31st Street east of Lake Shore Drive. Entrance on Fort Dearborn Drive - $35. No tailgating, shuttle is not provided.
18th Street Lot: Just west of LSD at 18th Street exit. $60 Prepaid, cars only, alcohol not permitted.
Adler Planetarium Lot (RVs, campers, buses, and cars): Entrance located on Linn White Drive west of t Museum Campus Drive - $155 Prepaid for limousines, RVs, campers, and buses; $101 Premium for cars, $1,026.50 Season Pass, $50 for cars day of game when available. Tailgating is allowed.
Burnham Harbor Lot (beginning in November): Entrance located on Waldron Drive and Museum Campus Drive - $50. Tailgating is allowed.
Parking rates are subject to change. For more information on the additional cash parking, visit soldierfieldparking.com or call the Soldier Field Parking hotline at 312-235-7724.
Shuttle Service for Cash Parking
31st Street McCormick Place Lot B**: Shuttles begin service 2 hours before kickoff to take fans to Soldier Field. After the game, board McCormick Place shuttles at the 18th street shuttle turnaround on the south side of 18th St. just west of Lake Shore Drive. There is limited return shuttle service available during the game. Shuttles will run until 2 hours after the end of the game.
Grant Park North/Millennium Park Garages: Shuttles begin service 3 hours before kickoff and run through the first quarter to take fans to Soldier Field. After the game, board Grant Park North/Millennium Park over the pedestrian bridge at 18th Street just west of Lake Shore Drive. There is limited return shuttle service available during the game. Shuttles will run until 2 hours after the end of the game.
Disabled Parking and Shuttles
Each parking lot is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A pre-paid parking coupon is required to park in the lots by Soldier Field. Patrons without a pre-paid parking coupon are encouraged to park at the 31st Street McCormick Place Lot B or the Millennium Park Garage and take the free ADA accessible shuttles that drop off at the ADA turnaround at Gate 14 of Soldier Field.
Oversized Vehicles / Limousines
Cash parking is located at the Adler Planetarium Lot, on a first-come, first-served basis for $150. Oversized vehicles (bus, camper or any vehicle that does not fit inside the lines of one designated regular-size parking space) can be reserved at the Adler Lot for $150 plus a $5 transaction fee by visiting SoldierField.ClickAndPark.com. When available, buses and RVs can also park at the 31st St. McCormick Place Lot B for $80.
Buses, taxi cabs, and limousines will not be allowed to enter Soldier Field Campus starting 90 minutes after kick-off until one hour after the game is over. Violators are subject to ticketing, towing and prosecution. No exceptions. Buses may drop-off and pick-up guests on Columbus Drive, north of Balbo. Buses cannot drop off or pick up guests on any other area roadway.
"Family Friendly" Alcohol Free Parking Lots
Family Friendly parking is located south of the Adler Planetarium ($50), 18th St. Lot D ($60) and at the 31st Street Beach Lot ($25). No alcohol consumption is permitted in these lots. For information, visit SoldierField.ClickAndPark.com.
Prohibited Parking in Residential Areas
Parking is prohibited in the residential areas surrounding Soldier Field. The area is bordered by Roosevelt Road on the north, Cermak Road on the south, Lake Shore Drive on the east and Clark Street on the west. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing.
2021 Updated Parking & Tailgating Policies
The following elements are not allowed in enclosed parking garages or open-air lots:
- Tailgating during games, after night games or after any game at McCormick Place lots
- Consumption of alcohol in the Family Friendly lots
- Set-ups or games utilizing sidewalks and/or streets
- Solicitation or distribution of any unauthorized item
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems ("Drones")
- Drinking games
- Advertising banners or displays
- Disorderly conduct
- Grills are prohibited in enclosed garages and the lover level of Waldron Deck (allowed in open air surface lots)
- Firepits/open fires are NOT ALLOWED IN ANY LOTS under policies and tailgating
- Deep fryers or any oil-based cooking or frying
- Picketing or political campaigning
- Saving parking spaces
- Tents or canopies of any size
- Tethered blimps, balloons, and other oversized inflatables
- No open flame heaters allowed in any lot.
- Propane tanks larger than 19 lbs. Are not allowed on campus.
- Overnight parking is not allowed in any of the Museum Campus parking lots.
Note: Grills are not permitted in enclosed parking garages and the lower level of the Waldron Deck
Solicitation or distribution of any unauthorized item is not permitted in parking facilities, the stadium's outer perimeter, or within the stadium.
A parking coupon is a revocable license. The license is subject to revocation if the user of the coupon engages in unruly or inconsiderate behavior at a Bears home game, or otherwise violates parking, stadium policies or the Bears Fan Code of Conduct. SP+ reserves the right to impose at any time rules relating to the conduct of patrons at the facilities they manage.
Tailgating is allowed on all surface lots of the Museum Campus, the upper level of the Waldron Deck and the Southwest Parking Facilities (McCormick Place 31st Street Lot B, Lot D, and Lot E only). Party set-ups and grills that exceed the one designated parking space are prohibited. Tailgate set-ups cannot block vehicles entering or exiting the parking lots; set-ups in violation will be removed. Open containers of alcohol are not permitted outside of the parking lots, on the surrounding parklands or on the shuttles. Chicago Police Officers will issue citations for violators. Tailgating during the games or after night games (including McCormick Place 31st St. Lot B, Lot D, and Lot E) and consuming alcohol in the "Family Friendly" No Alcohol lots are all prohibited.
For assistance, security teams are located near the parking lots' cashier booths or the top and bottom of the ramp in the Waldron Deck. Fans can also text the keyword "Bears" and describe the issue and location to 69050 (available three hours pregame to one hour postgame), call the security hotline 312-235-7999 or SP+ at 312-235-7724.
Chicago Bears Parking Partners
For directions to parking areas and more information, please contact:
Museum Campus Lots
31st Street / McCormick Place Lot B
Lakeside Lot C
Millennium Park/Millennium Lakeside Garages
Grant Park North/Grant Park South Garages
For general information about getting to a Bears game, please contact Chicago Bears Ticket Office at 847-615-BEAR (2327) or email Ticket.Office@Bears.NFL.net.
Ride Shares and Taxi Cabs
Drop-offs for ride share rides and taxi cabs are permitted at the 18th Street turnaround west of LSD and at Balbo and Columbus Drives. Ride shares and taxi cabs can pick up patrons after the game ONLY at Balbo and Columbus Drives north of Soldier Field.
Taxi cabs, limousines, and buses will not be allowed to enter Soldier Field Campus starting 90 minutes after kick-off. The campus will re-open 1 hour after the game is over.
Metra Commuter Trains
There are 11 rail lines that extend from the Chicagoland suburbs to downtown Chicago. These rail lines exit downtown at four stations:
LaSalle Street Station – on LaSalle Street between Van Buren Street and Congress Parkway
Union Station – on Canal Street between Adams Street and Jackson Boulevard
Ogilvie Transportation Center – on Madison Street and Canal Street
Millennium Station – on Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue
For more information regarding schedules, locations, and fares, log on to metrarail.com or call 312-836-7000.
From Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC) and Union Station
From OTC and Union Station, the #128 Soldier Field Express buses travel a non-stop route to Soldier Field. CTA's #128 Soldier Field Express buses begin leaving the stations starting two hours before game time until 30 minutes after kickoff. At OTC, board buses on Madison Street. At Union Station, board buses on Jackson Boulevard east of Canal Street.
South Shore Line runs trains on the Metra Electric Line from South Bend, Indiana to downtown Chicago, serving the southeast portion of Chicago and northwest Indiana. Exit at the McCormick Place stop at 18th Street and walk one block north to Soldier Field.
For more information, log on to nictd.com or call 312-836-7000.
CTA "El" Trains
The Red, Orange, and Green Lines stop at Roosevelt Station, between State Street and Wabash Avenue, where transfers can be made to the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express bus, or walk east on Roosevelt Road through Museum Campus to the stadium.
For more information, log on to transitchicago.com or call 312-836-7000.
CTA – Buses
Soldier Field can be reached on the #128 Soldier Field Express and the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses.
To exit Soldier Field after the game, board #128 and #146 buses along the west side of the Transportation Center ("East Museum Lot") at the corner of McFetridge and Museum Campus Drive, just northeast of the stadium.
For more information on CTA buses, log on to transitchicago.com.
Pace – Soldier Field Express Buses
The bus service providing express service from suburban locations to Soldier Field runs only during the regular season. Pace Soldier Field Express Buses will NOT be in operation for Bears playoff games. Please plan accordingly.