Solider Field in Chicago, Illinois
Soldier Field, the Stadium in a Park, was once named Municipal Grant Park Stadium in the twenties, those years were 1924 and 1925. Soldier Field located in Chicago, Illinois, with an Address of1410 S Museum Campus Drive. For the geocachers or tech people, the Coordinates are 41.8623°N 87.6167°W Coordinates: 41.8623°N 87.6167°W.
If you want to take the Public transit use the following:
Metra Electric District at Museum Campus/11th Street
South Shore Line at 18th Street
Chicago Transit Authority
Green Line at Roosevelt
The stadium is owned by the Chicago Park District, Executive Suites133.
In 1994 this historic fields seating Capacity was 66,944. The capacity reduced to 61,500 seats in 2003 after a significant overhaul. The stadium sets on 7 acres of real estate in the heart of Chicago. The original surface was Kentucky Bluegrass until it switched over to AstroTurf in 1971. The cold winters of the upper midwest and the new;y installed turf probably create a lot of injuries, and they went back to Kentucky Bluegrass in 1988, and it remains today.
Construction started around August 11, 1922, and in only two years it Opened October 9, 1924. Soldier Field is 95 years ago and counting. Renovations took place in 2002 and 2003, and the ball field was vacant from January 19, 2002, until September 26, 2003, when the construction was complete. The original cost back in the '20s was 13 million dollars. The 13 million is equivalent to $190 million in 2015. The first facelift cost $632 million far exceeding the original cost of a few million. A former U.S. National Historic Landmark that was designated in 1987 but in 2006 after the first remodel this once significant landmark was delisted.
In 2015 construction began again, this time costing $861 million.
The Architects were Holabird & Roche, Wood + Zapata, Inc., Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects. The Project manager was Hoffman Associates, and Thornton Tomasetti handled the structural engineering.
Some of the famous teams that have played on this field are the following
Notre Dame Fighting Irish football in 1929
Chicago Rockets/Hornets AAFC 1946–1949
Chicago Cardinals NFL 1959
UIC Chikas football NCAA 1966–1973
Chicago Spurs NPSL 1967
Chicago Owls CFL 1968–1969
Chicago Bears NFL 1971–2001, 2003–present
Chicago Sting NASL 1975–1976
Chicago Fire WFL 1974
Chicago Winds WFL 1975
Chicago Blitz USFL 1983–1984
Chicago Fire MLS 1998–2001, 2003–2005, 2020
Chicago Enforcers XFL 2001