United Club Preview | Chicago Bears Official Website
It is highly recommended for fans to arrive at least three hours before kickoff on Thursday.
The NFL Kickoff Experience at Grant Park takes place from noon until 7pm and will affect traffic around the stadium.
Parking lots open
Will Call opens outside of Gate 10
Alcohol service ends
Club 300 closes
Club 200 closes
Club 100 closes
Parking lots close
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.
Giveaway: Mike Ditka Bobblehead
Bobblehead vouchers will be distributed to the first 20,000 fans entering the stadium. United Club redemption locations include the Gate 6 landing and on the North end of Club 100 Level near the elevators. Please note that all vouchers must be redeemed by kickoff, after which redemption locations will be shut down.
Anthem: Jim Cornelison
Color Guard: Aurora Police Department
Halftime: Sixteen Candles Band
Access the Chicago Bears A-Z Fan Guide for answers to all your Gameday questions.
Don't Wait, Get to the Gate.
The Game Starts with the Anthem.
Gates 6 and 38 access the United Club directly. Should you enter any other gate, the United Club is accessible via doors on the East Mezzanine (near Sections 106/107 and 111/112), and the North and South ends of the Club.
The enhanced security procedures at stadium gates recommended by the NFL will increase comfort and safety of fans at the game, but will require extra time for inspections and screening.
For information on parking in and around Soldier Field for Bears home games, please view the Parking & Transportation Guide.
Please note that United Club tickets will be scanned upon exiting and re-entering the Club.
Autographed Memorabilia Drawing: Stop by one of our United Club Concierge Desks on the Club 100 Level to sign up for the "United Club Autographed Memorabilia Drawing."
This week's items are:
- Roquan Smith Jersey
- Mitchell Trubisky Helmet
- Eddie Jackson Football
Bears Alum, Jerry Azumah, will be signing autographs on the South end of the Club 100 Level, near the Bears Pro Shop, from 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM.
DJ Ora will be performing near the North video wall in the Club 100 Level from 5:20 PM - 11:20 PM.
United Club Displays:
Bernie's Book Bank will be located under the South escalators in the Club 100 Level.
A photo opportunity with a Bears backdrop will be located under the North escalators in the Club 100 Level.
Visit the "Gameday" section of the Chicago Bears Official Mobile App to register for exclusive Bears experiences for Season Ticket Holders including: VIP Player Walk Tunnel Experience, Hold the American Flag or Bear Down Flag, Pregame Warm-up Field Credentials, and In-seat autograph deliveries.
Need help registering your account? Stop by either concierge desk on gameday or call (847) 615-BEAR (2327) for assistance.
Stop by the STH Experiences table at the South end of the Club 100 Level to pick-up your STH Experiences merchandise for Thursday's game.
Please note that the Bistro Reservation line is now closed. The United Club Bistro Pregame Buffet for Thursday's game against the Green Bay Packers is currently fully booked. At this time, Aramark is unable to take any more reservations. However, on gameday, guests will be able to see the Hostess at the Bistro Deck on the Club 100 Level to see if there have been any cancellations or no-shows.
The United Club Bistro pregame buffet is $45 per person. Reservations for the United Club Bistro can be made by calling the reservation line at (312) 235-7063 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. You may also pre-order drink packages when reserving a table for the United Club Bistro; please ask the reservation hostess for additional details.
Click here to view this week's bistro menu.
SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING: If you see something suspicious, notify stadium personnel immediately.
Certain items are not permitted to be brought into the stadium. Please review the Gameday A-Z Guide for a complete list.
Traffic and Parking Advisory
With the NFL Kickoff Event in Grant Park and related road closures, construction work at I-94 and Congress Parkway, rush hour and normal game day traffic, getting to Soldier Field may be a bit of a challenge Thursday night for the Season Opener.
Full Street Closure schedule:
- E. Ida B. Wells (Congress) from Congress Plaza Drive to Columbus starting Aug. 31st thru Sept 7th.
- Columbus Drive from Balbo thru Jackson closed after morning rush hour on Sept. 4th thru after morning rush on Sept. 6th.
- E. Congress Plaza Drive from Harrison to Van Buren closed after AM rush hour on Sept. 5th until 11:59:59 PM on Sept. 5th.
To assist you and your guests with transportation planning, please read the following recommendations provided by City of Chicago officials and SMG:
- If you are driving from the north, avoid the Grant Park area and use Monroe to go east to Lake Shore Drive.
- Avoid Jackson east of Michigan, to go east to Lake Shore Drive, as there will be intermittent closures.
- If you are on Ida B. Wells, formerly Congress Parkway, it will be closed east of Michigan. You can take a right onto Michigan and proceed south to Balbo.
- If you are on Michigan Ave. going S/B, take a left at Balbo to avoid potential congestion at Roosevelt Road.
- If you are driving on Balbo, east of Michigan, take a right on Columbus and proceed south to the stadium.
- ADA bus transportation from Millennium Park – current plan is to use Lake Shore Drive - back-up plan has buses using the McCormick Express lane to 25th St. – exit to Martin Luther King and approach the stadium from 31st St.
- Post-game - traffic pattern will be the usual pattern for Bears games.
Please allow additional travel time to get to the stadium.
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). Due to a show at McCormick Place, Lot B 31st St. may have limited cash parking for Thursday's game. 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.
The Jane 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 Tilden/Canal St. Entrance Ramp to WB 290 is scheduled to re-open in late Fall 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.
Sign up for Chicago-area emergency alerts at www.NotifyChicago.org.
Rideshare designated drop off and pick up locations
Uber is the preferred ride of the Chicago Bears. For a seamless 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.
Miller Lite Bears Fan Zone
Visit the Miller Lite Bears Fan Zone in the Stadium Green in the southeast and southwest lawns outside Gate 0 from 4:45 – 6:45pm. 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 Brass Buckle Band. 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 Alum Jim Morrissey is scheduled to appear from 5:30-6:30pm. Also, Bears Alumni Steve McMichael & Kurt Becker will be at Dive & Catch from 5:30-6:30pm *Alumni appearances are subject to change and activities are weather permitting.
Miller Lite 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 4pm 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.
NFL Kickoff Experience
Head to Grant Park for the NFL Kickoff Experience starting at 12 pm to celebrate Kickoff and the Bears 100th season. Bears Legends, Richard Dent, Matt Forte, Jim McMahon and Charles Tillman are scheduled to appear. Click here for more details.
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)
- Visit pnc.com/bearscard for more details
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: Learn more about the Community All Pros.
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.
Your Voice Matters: Share your feedback with the Chicago Bears. Look for devices at select concession stands and at the Gate 0 Bears Pro Shop to instantly provide your thoughts about your gameday experience.
WiFi: FREE In-Stadium WiFi is available. Log onto the "Bears Free WiFi" network on your device to access in-stadium.
NFL Huddle for 100: The Bears and Soldier Field are partnering with the NFL's Huddle for 100 and we want YOU to join us for a clean start to the season with a cleaner tailgate! Put litter in its place and recycle empty cans and bottles in "Huddle" branded trashcans located in your tailgate area. Snap a photo of your cleanup efforts and share on Twitter using #NFLHuddlefor100 #Sweepstakes to make your earth-friendly tailgate count and to enter for a chance to win prizes that include a VIP trip to Super Bowl LIV! NFL Huddle crews will be in select lots with rolling recycling and trash bins, so be on the lookout and get in the game!
Chicago Bears United Club Services Team
For more information about United Club tickets, services and amenities, please contact the Chicago Bears United Club Services Team.
Phone: (847) 615-BEAR (2327)
Have a question that isn't answered here? Access the Chicago Bears A-Z Fan Guide.