Soldier Field is one of the most well-known venues in American sports. As the home of the Chicago Bears since 1971, it's a storied piece of NFL history. The stadium's much older than that though. It was first opened in 1924 and was the home field for a variety of teams such as the Chicago Rockets (an All-American Football Conference team).
Originally called the Grant Park Municipal Stadium, the building was renamed Soldier Field in 1925 at the behest of the Chicago Gold Star Mothers. The change was announced at the 1926 Army-Navy game, which ended in a tie and was attended by an estimated 110,000. This is sometimes referred to as the "Golden Age" of sports, and you certainly get that feeling in the experience of Soldier Field today.
The venue also boasts a whole list of "firsts" -- from the first boxing event to bring in over $2.5 million, to the first stadium ski meet. It's a home field full of stories, and the current tenants have lived up to that legacy. Soldier Field has hosted four NFC Championship Games, including the 1985 game in which the Bears defeated the Los Angeles Rams.
Soldier Field also welcomes musical guests and other events, including drawing such big names as Taylor Swift, U2, One Direction, and The Eagles. Even further afield, the stadium has hosted several religious and charitable events, including a so-called Eucharistic Congress celebration in 1954 for over 250,000 Catholics -- the largest crowd the stadium had ever seen.
The venue underwent a major restoration in 2003 to modernize and expand both the stadium itself and the surrounding parkland. As part of this updating project, the building was LEED-EB certified in 2011, making it the first stadium to be awarded this status in North America.
Frequently Asked Questions About Soldier Field Events and Tickets
What events are at Soldier Field?
Soldier Field is primarily used as the home of NFL's Chicago Bears. However, Soldier Field does host a number of other concerts and events. See full Soldier Field schedule above.
How much are tickets at Soldier Field?
Soldier Field ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Soldier Field tickets can be found for as low as $90.00, with an average price of $193.00 but can vary depending on the event.
What is Soldier Field's address?
Soldier Field is located at 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
What city is Soldier Field in?
Soldier Field is located in Chicago
What is the capacity of Soldier Field?
Soldier Field has a capacity of roughly 61500, though it will depend somewhat on the event type.
When was Soldier Field opened?
Soldier Field was opened in 1924
Can you purchase tickets at the Soldier Field box office?
Yes, you can purchase tickets at the box office. Please visit the official box office site for more details.
What is the phone number for Soldier Field?
Soldier Field's phone number is 312-235-7000
Does Soldier Field offer concessions for sale?
Yes, you can purchase concessions at Soldier Field. Please visit the official site for more details.
Where can I find details on will call?
You can find details about will call on the Soldier Field's official site.
When do gates open?
It depends on the event but gates at Soldier Field will typically open 2 hour(s) before the event.
Are bags allowed at Soldier Field?
No, bags are generally not allowed at Soldier Field but we urge you to visit the official Soldier Field site for the latest details.
Are cameras allowed at Soldier Field?
Cameras are allowed at Soldier Field but professional cameras are not permitted, please visit the venue's oficial site for full details on their camera policy.
Can I bring outside food to Soldier Field?
Yes, you can bring outside food to Soldier Field, but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are outside drinks allowed at Soldier Field?
No, outside drinks are not allowed at Soldier Field but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are animals allowed at Soldier Field?
Only service animals are allowed at Soldier Field
At what age do you need a ticket to enter Soldier Field?
Soldier Field requires a ticket for any child who is 32" in height or above. Please visit the official site for more details.
Does Soldier Field offer sign language services?
Yes, Soldier Field offers sign language services for most events. Please contact the venue at to check whether they will be offered for your event.
Does Soldier Field offer assisted listening devices?
Yes, Soldier Field offers assisted listening devices (ALDs).
Does Soldier Field have parking?
Yes, Soldier Field has parking. You can purchase parking on the venue's official site.
How much does parking at Soldier Field cost?
The cheapest parking near Soldier Field is usually at least $6