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Chicago Bears Tickets - Description
The Chicago Bears belong to the North Division of the National Football Conference. Since 1920, the Bears have won nine NFL championship games; this includes one Super Bowl victory in 1985 over the New England Patriots. In 2006, the Bears advanced to Super Bowl XLI, losing to the Indianapolis Colts 29-17. The team has made 26 playoff appearances since 1932, as well as 18 division championships and four conference titles. Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey leads the Bears of the Midway against the Lions, Packers and Vikings in the NFC North.
The Chicago Bears Experience
As one of the founding franchises in the NFL, the Chicago Bears have a rich and colorful history. Renovated Soldier Field is just minutes from many of Chicago’s greatest attractions including the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum. As the seasons change from fall to winter, weather conditions at the stadium often deteriorate from mild and pleasant to windy, cold and wet. December weather can bring snow storms, sleet and fog. No visit to Soldier Field is complete without a walk through the Bear’s Hall of Fame located in the concourse. Tailgating starts about five hours before a game, and the most enthusiastic fans are usually in the 31st street Lot. After the game, visit Michigan Ave a great spot to stop for a beverage and perhaps get a chance to meet a Bears player.
Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears, first opened in 1924 as Grant Park Municipal Stadium. It was renamed Soldier Field on Veterans Day in 1925 in remembrance of deceased American soldiers, although the official dedication didn't occur until a year later. Current seating capacity is only 61,500, making it the smallest NFL stadium in use. Soldier Field has undergone two full renovations in its time. The last one was completed, amid some controversy, in 2003. Changes to its architecture resulted in the stadium losing its status as a National Historic Landmark.
Chicago Bears 2011 Team Outlook
The Chicago Bears open the new season looking to build on their 2010 NFC North division championship. After losing to the Green Bay Packers in last years NFC Championship game, the Bears hope to upgrade an offensive line that gave up a league-leading 56 sacks in 2010. To help protect franchise quarterback Jay Cutler, the Bears used their first round pick to draft 6’-7”, 314 lb Gabe Carimi, an offensive tackle from the Univeristy of Wisconsin. Carimi is expected to start in his rookie season and may play left tackle to protect Cutler’s blind side. Other players drafted include defensive tackle Stephen Paea who was acquired to replace recently released Tommie Harris, and Chris Conte who will backup second year free safety Major Wright. In 2011, the Bears hope to maintain the effectiveness of their ninth ranked defense while continuing to improve the complex vertical passing offense employed by second year offensive coordinator Mike Martz.