The renovation and expansion of Halas Hall was a long-time coming. Because even though the complex was erected in 1997, upgrades were over-due. Bears media assembled at the new-look Halas Hall have been sharing images on Twitter, and the images are eye-popping.
Check it out:
— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) August 29, 2019
— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) August 29, 2019
Old timey photos in the staff ‘huddle space’ pic.twitter.com/BWflyPkShp
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) August 29, 2019
— Dave Kerner (@DaveKerner) August 29, 2019
The Bears’ new 162,500-square-foot football operations facility is ready for the new season. It’s a modern addition with player amenities and functional team space all around. pic.twitter.com/ea1x2FljGm
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) August 29, 2019
Had a chance to tour the new areas of Halas Hall this morning. Pretty impressive. More on my Instagram story (same handle). pic.twitter.com/t6N62NvJmd
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) August 29, 2019
Wowzers! I understand that the sparkling new toy is always going to be eye-catching, but it looks like whoever planned this thing really did a number on the joint. Because in addition to the glitz and glamour, there are tangible upgrades to the facility that include a hydrotherapy room, updated weight rooms, new cafeteria space, and more.
The Bears announced significant renovations were coming to Halas Hall back in November 2017, and they’re everything GM Ryan Pace said they would be when the project was first announced.
“This project is not about flash,” Pace said. “It’s about what it tangibly does to help us win games. So you’ll see the way we train, the way we rehab, the way we recover, the way we educate our players, those are all areas that we’re going to drastically improve in.”
You know you’re doing something right when your facilities are being favorably compared to that of the football powerhouse at Alabama:
Eddie Jackson on his impression of the newly-renovated Halas Hall: “I feel like they’re giving Alabama a run for their money.”
— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) August 27, 2019
Perhaps the Bears meant it when they said they’re building something from the ground up.