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Urlacher to be honored at home opener

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The Bears will open their regular-season home schedule by honoring former star middle linebacker Brian Urlacher for his recent Pro Football Hall of Fame induction with a Ring of Excellence ceremony at halftime of Monday night's game against the Seahawks.

Former teammates expected to attend the ceremony include Lance Briggs, Alex Brown, Mike Brown, Matt Forte, Roberto Garza, Israel Idonije, Olin Kreutz, Patrick Mannelly, Jason McKie, Adewale Ogunleye, Nick Roach, Charles Tillman and Nathan Vasher. Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker will be in attendance. The Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence is created by Kay Jewelers.

In addition to honoring Urlacher with the special halftime ceremony, the Hall of Fame will have his bust on-site for fan photo opportunities. The bust will be located in the south courtyard for photo opportunities until the end of the first quarter. Additional activations and photo opportunities will be located in the Miller Lite Fan Zone, Miller Lite Ultimate Tailgate and at the Dr Pepper Patio, including an Urlacher locker room display, green screens, giant 54s and more. The Dr Pepper Patio will also feature a live graffiti artist.

Through the free Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon, fans will have a chance to bid on two premium United Club seats to the Sept. 17 game. This exclusive package includes parking, pregame sideline access, two spots on the sideline for the Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence ceremony and a commemorative photo with Urlacher. For information on how to set up auction alerts within the Chicago Bears Official App, please visit chicagobears.com/bearscare.

The Sept. 17 game is brought to you by Miller Lite.

Fans may purchase tickets through Ticketmaster online at chicagobears.com/tickets or by phone at 800-745-3000 (800-943-4327 for the hearing impaired). Ticketmaster is the best destination for fans to safely purchase tickets to Bears games at Soldier Field this season.

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. Bears Season Ticket Holders received printed tickets in the mail and can enter the stadium using their printed tickets or mobile tickets via the Chicago Bears Official App.

Single-game ticket buyers through Ticketmaster can download the free Chicago Bears Official App to access mobile tickets for entry or request that tickets be left at will call or mailed to them for a minimal fee. Season Ticket Holders and single-game ticket buyers through Ticketmaster will also be able to manage tickets via their online accounts.

The Chicago Bears Official App is available for Android and iOS devices. To download, search for the "Chicago Bears" app in Google Play or the Apple App Store. For more information and assistance in managing tickets, including instructional guides and videos, fans should visit the mobile ticketing guide on ChicagoBears.com/tickets/mobile-ticket-guide.

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