Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times has reported that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering opening up Solider Field to fans.
Clearly, doing this safely will be the first priority and it isn’t a guarantee, but we have seen many other stadiums get it done across the country. Kansas City has had fans in the stands since day one and many teams have followed suit. The Bears will be one of the last organizations to the party, but it’s better late than never. It all depends on what the government officials decide.
Earlier in the year, the Bears did release a statement saying that if Soldier Field did open in limited capacity, season ticket holders would get first priority. It seems as though every Bears fan is for opening Soldier Field up to the public, but some people don’t have faith that the Mayor will allow it.
Politics aside, we’ve seen it done successfully, and luckily were in a state that doesn’t seem to have issues with mask protocols. I truly believe that Mayor Lightfoot will allow a small percentage of fans at Soldier Field in 2020. If so, lets be a smart fan base and follow protocols and make sure fan attendance at Soldier Field isn’t short lived in the crazy year that is 2020.
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