Home of the Chicago Bears, Soldier Field is the oldest stadium in the NFL. It was built in 1924 and has maximum capacity of 61,500. So, in addition to being the oldest field, it's also the third smallest stadium in the NFL.
Designed to be a memorial tribute to the soldiers of World War I, Soldier Field has Doric colonnades featuring falling leaves that signify the war's fallen soldiers.
In 2003, the stadium received a substantial facelift that brought Soldier Field into the twenty-first century with elements like large JumboTron monitor and luxurious club and VIP suites. However, the changes were deemed controversial and Soldier Field lost its place in the National Register of Historic Places.
Visiting Soldier Field
Because the Chicago Bears have a loyal fan base, purchasing tickets to a game can be a bit of a challenge. Tickets to a game at Soldier Field can be purchased via the team's website, at the box office, or through a third-party vendor. To avoid having to pay above face value, it is best to purchase tickets as soon as the season's schedule has been released in April. Once you know which game you are attending, it's easy to book a local Chicago hotel for the weekend to make the most of your trip.
If taking in a game is not an option, a tour of Soldier Field is always a possibility. Tours offer a behind the scenes look at the history of Soldier Field and are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. While on the tour, you will have the opportunity to go on the field, view the visitors' locker room, and roam the enchanted walkways of Soldier Field.
Getting to Soldier Field is made easy by hopping on the Orange, Green, or Red Line trains to Roosevelt Station. Nestled along the Chicago lakefront, Soldier Field is a prime location with many restaurants and historical attractions just steps from the stadium.
Parking in downtown Chicago can be quite expensive, take advantage of the Triple Play Package. Package includes room plus one overnight parking, breakfast and IHG Rewards Club points. This special offer is only available when making reservations in advance online or by contacting the front desk. No changes to existing reservations allowed. Minimum age of 21 to check in.
The hotel has 521 spacious guestrooms and suites featuring free Wi-Fi and LCD TVs with premium cable. We offer room service, concierge services, and the best parking value in Chicago. Guests can work out in the complimentary fitness center, enjoy a swim in the indoor pool, relax in the sauna, savor “elevated” comfort food at Merchants Cafe and unwind with cocktails in the chic Cityscape Bar.
In a major city like Chicago, location is everything. Whether you're here to shop on Michigan Avenue, visit the Museums, experience Greektown or attend an event at the United Center, our hotel is just a short walk or cab ride away.
If you're driving to Chicago or renting a car when you get here, ask about our "Parking for a Penny Package" available for a limited period of time.
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We got exactly what we needed here. We wanted a hotel outside of the city that was in a nice area and still close to a lot of things (highway, food, etc). It was clean and well kept. The staff was[More]
very friendly. The breakfast was much of your average items, but they were very good about keeping everything stocked and cleaned. We will stay here any time we visit the area. [Less]