When Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans for the city to fully re-open in early July, one of the first places my brain went was to think about how this would impact fans itching to get back in the stands.
And because I don’t believe in coincidences, I think it’s fitting that — nearly 24 hours later — the Bears are announcing that single-game tickets for the 2021 season are going on sale NEXT WEEK:
We can't wait to safely welcome you back.
Preseason and regular-season single-game tickets and suites will go on sale to the general public May 12 at 8:30pm CT. https://t.co/LYSz3PS4Y4
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 5, 2021
The NFL’s schedule release is scheduled for next Wednesday, so this tracks. Once that schedule drops, fans will be wanting to flock and purchase tickets. And between the Bears not hosting fans at Soldier Field last year coupled with the drafting of Justin Fields, I expect Bears tickets to be hot on the market.
Chicago’s home slate features games against the Cardinals, Ravens, Giants, Niners, Bengals, Lions, Vikings, and Packers. They’ll hit the road to face all of their NFC North rivals, plus the Browns, Steelers, Buccaneers, Rams, Raiders, and Seahawks. It’s a daunting schedule on paper. And while I know games are played on grass and artificial surfaces simulating grass, seeing eight games against seven opponents who made the playoffs last year is rough. Nevertheless, I know I’ve got my eyes on a few destination games that I hope fall on a favorable date for my own selfish purposes. But enough about me and my future following the Bears in Vegas.