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Soldier Field Chicago

Soldier Field (Chicago)

Chicago, Illinois 
Year Opened:
 1924 (renovated in 2003) 
Capacity: 61,500 
Major Tenant(s): Chicago Bears (NFL) 
Major Event(s): First Special Olympic Games 1968, Opening Ceremonies and match for the FIFA World Cup 1994, CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship: USA vs. Panama 2013, NHL Stadium Series Chicago Blackhawks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 2014, USA vs. NZ All Blacks Rugby 2014, Final concert performance of the Grateful Dead 2015 

Directions & Transportation

Soldier Field is located near the Chicago downtown area. Soldier Field’s address is 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. Directions are below from various major highways.

Driving from I-55:
Take I-55, the Stevenson Expressway, northbound to Lake Shore Drive/Highway 41 North. Take LSD north to the 18th Drive exit.

Driving from I-290:
Take I-290, the Eisenhower Expressway, east to Congress Parkway. Take Congress Parkway to Columbus Drive. Turn right and take Columbus Drive south to the 18th Drive exit.

Driving from I-90/94:
Take I-90/94, the Dan Ryan Expressway, north to the Lake Shore Drive/22nd street exit. Stay to the right and exit to LSD. Take LSD/Highway 41 north to the 18th Drive exit.

Driving from I-94:
Take I-94, the Kennedy Expressway, south to the Congress Parkway exit. Follow Congress Parkway to Columbus Drive. Turn right on Columbus Drive and follow Columbus south to the 18th Drive exit.

Public Transportation
The RTA Travel Information Center provides scheduling information for all CTA, Metra and PACE services. For information, please visit

Parking Facilities, Map, Rates and Directions
Please visit if you have questions about parking.

Guaranteed Parking - Pre-Paid Parking Option
Don't wait to take a chance to get limited event day parking. Click here to guarantee your parking spot for event days!  The website is

ADA Drop-Off & Parking
Disabled patrons may be dropped off on the circle drive (east side of the stadium) on Museum Campus Drive outside Gate 14. An ADA placard or license plate must be visible to the police and parking attendants, and the person to whom the placard or license plate is registered must be an occupant of the vehicle in order to access the Gate 14 drop-off. Due to traffic congestion after events, please do not attempt to return with your vehicle to the Gate 14 drop-off; you may take the courtesy cart from the Gate 14 drop-off to your vehicle.  All parking lots on campus have ample ADA parking spots.

Private Gameday Tailgate Area
The exclusive gameday tailgate area is the ultimate playground for the tailgate fan. Located in the Adler Planetarium parking lot, this is the perfect spot for your private tailgating experience to entertain clients and/or friends. This exclusive area is fenced in and can hold approximately 100+ people, and is available to rent to the general public on all major event days.  Click here for more information.

Will Call
The Will Call booth is located at the large ticket booth across from Gate 10 on the Southeast corner of the stadium.  If you have purchased tickets close to an event date, please go to the Will Call ticket booth to pick them up.  Tickets will be left under the name of the person that purchased the tickets.  Please bring a photo ID that matches this name to pick them up. Will Call opens up 4 hours prior to the start of all non-Bears games.    

Bag & Personal Search/Scan
You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into Soldier Field. By tendering your ticket and entering the stadium, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you might have against Soldier Field, the Chicago Park District, the City of Chicago, the Chicago Bears, the NFL and their affiliates. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the stadium.  See Prohibited Items list below for detailed list. 

Prohibited Items:  

  • Bags (see below bag policy)
  • Balloons and beach balls
  • Cans, bottles or other beverage containers
  • Cameras with lenses longer than 3 inches for all events except Chicago Bears games - lenses no longer than 6 inches
  • Confetti
  • Coolers
  • Fireworks, smoke bombs
  • Ice chests
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laser pens and pointers
  • Noise-making devices (ie/horns, whistles, etc.)
  • Poles to display banners or flags
  • Seat Cushions
  • Selfie-Sticks
  • Smokeless Cigarettes / E-Cigs
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Video or movie cameras
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate

Bag Policy

Management reserves the right to inspect, search or seize any item carried into Soldier Field. Violators will be denied access, evicted or arrested at management's discretion.

For Non-Bears events, bags and backpacks must be smaller than 12"x12"x12"