About the Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears Tickets
The Chicago Bears have long been one of the most iconic franchises in the NFL. Of course, it helps when you’re one of just two teams that have been around since the start of the league – all the way back in 1920! In roughly a century of football, they’ve accumulated more wins than any other NFL franchise and won nine league championships, including one Super Bowl.
Though the team is now synonymous with the Windy City, the Bears didn’t technically start out in Chicago. They were founded in Decatur, Illinois in 1920, although they moved to Chi-town the following year. In the early days, the team played their home games at the famous Wrigley Field, the longtime home of the Cubs. However, their current home is the iconic – if not strangely renovated – Soldier Field.
Becoming Monsters of the Midway
When things are going well for the Bears, they go by the nickname “The Monsters of the Midway.” The moniker was first given to them in the 1940s, a decade in which the Bears won four league championships. The name returned in the ‘80s when the franchise had a resurgence under legendary head coach Mike Ditka, who played tight end in Chicago during the 1960s. Ditka led the Bears to six division titles in a seven-year span, including the team’s only Super Bowl title in the 1985 season. A certain “Super Bowl Shuffle” song and dance has famously lived on since that winning season.
Unfortunately for the Bears, their success outside of the ‘40s and ‘80s has been a bit scattered. Since Hurricane Ditka left after the 1992 season, the Bears have won just five division titles and made one Super Bowl appearance. Even winning seasons during that time have been few and far between, much to the chagrin of loyal superfans everywhere.
It’s All About the Rivalries
The Bears play in the NFC North, a division in which all four teams have real (Vienna) beef with each other. The Packers, Lions, and Vikings all have a longstanding and distinguished rivalry with the Bears. While the Vikings are the new kid on the block, the Bears and Packers have a bitter rivalry that dates back to 1921; meanwhile, the Bears and Lions have been going at it since 1930, back when the Lions were still known as the Detroit Spartans.
This rich history continues to fuel those rivalries today. It’s one of the reasons why the Bears have struggled to maintain high levels of success over the years. However, there’s been a renewed sense of hope with the introduction of young head coach Matt Nagy, who guided the Bears to a division title in 2018 and could lead the franchise to brighter days in the years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Bears play?
Soldier Field was built in 1921, but it didn’t become the home of the bears until nearly 50 years later. It’s located on the shores of Lake Michigan and can accommodate more than 60,000 roaring Bears fans. While its bones are historic in Romanesque style, a 2003 renovation added a structure that many think looks like a spaceship landed on the field. Go figure.
When do Bears tickets go on sale?
Bears tickets go on sale before the NFL begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Chicago Bears tickets to games played at Soldier Field are available months in advance, as are Bears tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Chicago Bears schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Bears tickets in advance?
With Bears tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Chicago Bears games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Bears tickets?
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