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.
The Holiday Inn Express Rolling Meadows proudly offers free shuttle service from O’Hare Airport starting each Sun. afternoon – Fri. morning. The shuttle is available from 6:00am - 11:00am & 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Free shuttle service is available within a five mile radius of the hotel from 6:00pm - 9:00pm (not available Sat. & Sun.). Please call the hotel directly for full schedule times & conditions.
Come stay with us at the refreshed Holiday Inn Tinley Park! Whether for business travel, leisure, or a convention at the attached Tinley Park Convention Center, you'll find everything you need at this friendly full-service hotel!
Feel right at home by enjoying the same DIRECTV experience you love at home! With our DIRECTV Residential Experience, you can find what you want to watch more easily than ever with the same program guide you're used to in your living room. Rest easy while you channel-surf over 100 HD+ channels with our simplified remote with an anti-microbial finish.
Regardless of if your travels have you staying with us for only one night or long term stay, know that the Holiday Inn & Suites - Carol Stream offers guest rooms & suites to fit every need of a traveler to Carol Stream, or other nearby towns like Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights or Hanover Park. We offer various suite layouts ideal for Extended Stay travel or for those who just "deserve it".
Our hotel offers free wireless anywhere, a complimentary daily hot breakfast, the social evening reception three days a week, a 24-hour Business Center, Fitness Room and laundry room, all of which are complimentary for guests.
I was there for business and my stay was fine. I have no real complaints. However, I was not aware that the restaurant was available for breakfast. When I walked past the doors on the first morning[More]
it looked dark and I could not tell if it was open or not. I then spent about an hour driving around the area looking for a restaurant. I looked through information booklet in the room but found nothing about local restaurants. Something I think you should include. I did eat at the restaurant on the second morning and it was exactly what I was looking for on the previous day. Oh well, at least I enjoyed one breakfast. [Less]
Staff was very friendly. Views from this hotel are extraordinary -- I counted 13 bridges over the river in two directions. This hotel sits on Wolf Point, providing a unique vista of the Chicago[More]
skyline and extraordinary architecture of a wonderful city. [Less]