Wrigley Field opened its doors to a fully packed barn last weekend with the Cardinals in town, giving Justin Fields a taste of what a rocking environment looks and sounds like. Soon, Sox Park will follow with having games in front of a full audience.
And coming in September, the Chicago Bears and Soldier Field will have fans at full throat — and at full capacity, too:
— Chicago Bears (@BearsSTH) June 16, 2021
The Bears went 8-8 last season en route to making the playoffs for the second time in three years under Head Coach Matt Nagy. But Chicago’s football team was 3-5 at Soldier Field in 2020. Three of those five losses came against division opponents. Losing to the Packers, Vikings, and Lions is no damn fun. And I can’t help but wonder if Bears backers in attendance could’ve swayed things in Chicago’s favor in any of those games. Not saying it would’ve for sure, but we’re seeing across the sports landscape what it’s like to have fans in the stands again. More than anything, it feels great to be back in the building.
After starting the 2021 season on the road against the Rams, the Bears will play host to the Bengals in Week 2. Just 95 days until Soldier Field will be full of fans again. The countdown is ON!