In Game

Soldier Field is one of the oldest stadiums in the NFL having opened in 1924. However, renovations in 2003 will ensure you’ll enjoy a state of the art experience when taking in a Bears game. The Bears have called Soldier Field home since 1971 and have made quite a few lasting memories over those years, most notably their 1985 season in which the team went 15-1 en route to their only Super Bowl title. A trip to Soldier Field is a must for any die-hard NFL fan out there as the place oozes with passion and tradition.

The fans inside Soldier Field are some of the most diehard you’ll find anywhere. Unlike some other stadiums in the NFL even in the most expensive seats, you’ll find Bears fans cheering loudly for their team. The atmosphere inside of Soldier Field is among the best as everyone in Chicago rallies behind the Da Bears on game days.

Typically Bears fans are most vocal when their team is on defense. Not only because the fans want to disrupt the opponent’s play calling, but also because, over the course of their history, the Bears have managed to have one of the best defenses in the league consistently. If you love bone jarring hits and turnovers, then you’ll love taking in a Bears game where nasty defense is expected by everyone in the crowd and on the field.

Another great part about attending a game at Soldier Field is the fact the stadium lives up to its name. Both inside and around Soldier Field you’ll find several tributes to American Armed Forces.  All these tributes are well done and present great opportunities for you to pay respects to the men and women who have fought and died for our country.

The intense atmosphere of a Bears game combined with the excellent venue that is Soldier Field means there are few places better to take in an NFL game, so make the trip to Soldier Field to see the Bears as soon as possible.

Things to check out

The Colonnades

The Colonnades are the most distinctive feature of Soldier Field and a must see when attending a Chicago Bears game. They also offer you a magnificent view of the city of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Along the south end of the upper promenade fans can see the Medal of Honor display, which features recipients of the highest award for valor in action. No trip to Soldier Field is complete without snapping a pic with these iconic columns, so make sure you get the chance to visit them before watching the Bears take down the opposition.

Doughboy Statue

If you enter at Gate O, you’ll be greeted by the life-size bronze Doughboy Statue. The term “Doughboys” was used for the World War I infantryman and is yet another significant tribute to the men and women of our country’s armed forces. Also, located along the inside wall surrounding the doughboy are panels with falling leaves, which specifically pay homage to all the soldiers who have lost their lives in battle.

Bears Ring of Honor

A series of blue and orange panels recognizing Bears Hall of Famers wrap around the Mezzanine Level of the stadium. The Ring of Honor celebrates the standout players by offering a visual representation for fans to see. The Bears have the most Hall of Famers out of any other NFL team, and they are well represented by the venue’s Ring of Honor.

Comcast Bears Den

The Comcast Bears Den highlights the storied history of the Chicago Bears and is a must see for Bears fans and NFL fans everywhere. The interactive area contains vibrant artwork showcasing the Bears history throughout the decades.

Time Out

One of the most comical traditions of the Chicago Bears is the time out. Whenever the PA announcer says, “There’s a timeout”, the fans all reply, “Where?” The PA announcer then responds, “On the field,” to which the fans say, “Ohhhhhhh!”

Staley Da Bear

Named after Bears founder A.E. Staley, Staley Da Bear is the official mascot of the Chicago Bears. On game days you can find him revving up the crowd by performing a variety of antics, so keep your eyes peeled for him during the game since you’ll never know what he’ll do next.

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Fight Songs

  1. Bear Down, Chicago Bears

    “Bear Down, Chicago Bears” is the team’s fight song that can be heard after every Bear scoring play. The historic song was first written in 1941 during the beginning stages of the “Monsters of the Midway” era. Other teams around the NFL have tried to duplicate this tradition by having their fight songs, but none are quite as loud or significant as this one

    Bear down, Chicago Bears
    Make every play clear the way to victory!
    Bear down, Chicago Bears
    Put up a fight with a might so fearlessly
    We’ll never forget the way you thrilled the nation
    With your ‘T’ formation
    Bear down, Chicago Bears
    And let ’em know why you’re wearing the crown
    You’re the pride and joy of Illinois
    Chicago Bears, bear down!

  2. Super Bowl Shuffle

    Famous song from the Bears legendary 1985 season

    We are the Bears Shufflin’ Crew
    Shufflin’ on down, doin’ it for you.
    We’re so bad we know we’re good.
    Blowin’ your mind like we knew we would.
    You know we’re just struttin’ for fun
    Struttin’ our stuff for everyone.
    We’re not here to start no trouble.
    We’re just here to do the Super Bowl Shuffle.

    Walter Payton
    Well, they call me Sweetness,
    And I like to dance.
    Runnin’ the ball is like makin’ romance.
    We’ve had the goal since training camp
    To give Chicago a Super Bowl Champ.
    And we’re not doin’ this
    Because we’re greedy.
    The Bears are doin’ it to feed the needy.
    We didn’t come here to look for trouble,
    We just came here to do
    The Super Bowl Shuffle.

    Willie Gault
    This is Speedy Willie, and I’m world class.
    I like runnin’ but i love to get the pass.
    I practice all day and dance all night,
    I got to get ready for the Sunday fight.
    Now I’m as smooth as a chocolate swirl,
    I dance a little funky, so watch me girl.
    There’s not one here that does it like me,
    My Super Bowl Shuffle will set you free.

    Mike Singletary
    I’m Samurai Mike I stop’em cold.
    Part of the defense, big and bold,
    I’ve been jammin’ for quite a while,
    Doin’ what’s right and settin’ the style,
    Give me a chance, I’ll rock you good,
    Nobody messin’ in my neighborhood.
    I didn’t come here lookin’ for trouble,
    I just came to do The Super Bowl Shuffle

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Jim McMahon
    I’m the punky QB, known as McMahon.
    When I hit the turf, I’ve got no plan.
    I just throw my body all over the field.
    I can’t dance, but I can throw the pill.
    I motivate the cats, I like to tease.
    I play so cool, I aim to please.
    That’s why you all got here on the double
    To catch me doin’ the Super Bowl Shuffle.

    Otis Wilson
    I’m mama’s boy Otis, one of a kind.
    The ladies all love me
    For my body and my mind.
    I’m slick on the floor as I can be
    But ain’t no sucker gonna get past me.
    Some guys are jealous
    Of my style and class,
    That’s why some end up on their -,
    I didn’t come here lookin’ for trouble,
    I just get down to The Super Bowl Shuffle.

    Steve Fuller
    They say Jimbo is our man.
    If Jimmy can’t do it, I sure can.
    This is Steve, and it’s no wonder
    I run like lightnin’, pass like thunder.
    So bring on Atlanta, bring on Dallas,
    This is for Mike and Papa Bear Halas.
    I’m not here to feather his ruffle,
    I just came here to do
    The Super Bowl Shuffle.

    Mike Richardson
    I’m L.A. Mike, and I play it cool.
    They don’t sneak by me ’cause I’m no fool.
    I fly on the field and get on down.
    Everybody knows I don’t mess around.
    I can break’em, shake’em,
    Any time of day.
    I like to steal it and make ’em pay,
    So please don’t cry to beat my hustle
    ‘Cause I’m just here to do
    The Super Bowl Shuffle.

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Richard Dent
    The sackman’s comin’, I’m your man Dent.
    if the quarterback’s slow,
    He’s gonna get bent.
    We stop the run, we stop the pass,
    I like to dump guys on their -.
    We love to play for the world’s best fans,
    You better start makin’
    Your Super Bowl plans.
    But don’t get ready or go to any trouble
    Unless you practice
    The Super Bowl Shuffle.

    Gary Fencik
    It’s Gary here, and I’m Mr.Clean.
    They call me “hit man,”
    Don’t know what they mean.
    They throw it long and watch me run,
    I’m on my man, one-on-one.
    Buddy’s guys cover it down to the bone,
    That’s why they call us the 46 zone.
    Come on everybody let’s scream and yell,
    We’re goin’ to do the Shuffle,
    Then ring your bell.

    William Perry
    You’re lookin’ at the Fridge,
    I’m the rookie.
    I may be large, but I’m no dumb cookie.
    You’ve seen me hit, you’ve seen me run,
    When I kick and pass, we’ll have more fun.
    I can dance, you will see
    The others, they all learn from me.
    I don’t come here lookin’ for trouble,
    I just came here to do
    The Super Bowl Shuffle.

    (Repeat Chorus)

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