ADA Drop-Off/Pick-Up Area… Patrons with disabilities may be dropped off on the circle drive (southeast side of stadium) on Museum Campus Drive outside Gate 10. An ADA placard or ADA license plate must be visible to the police and parking attendants, and the person to whom the placard or license plate is registered must be an occupant of the vehicle in order to access the Gate 10 drop-off. The driver of the vehicle will then be directed back into the traffic queue to the nearest available cash parking, likely at the Southwest Parking Facilities at Michael Reese Hospital or the East Monroe St / Millennium Park Garages. At Soldier Field, Standard Parking will have a limited number of courtesy carts available for transport of the disabled patron to and from the Museum Campus parking lots and the shuttle turnaround at 18th Street. Only the disabled patron and one companion will be permitted on the carts. Alcohol Beverages/Drugs… Alcohol is strictly prohibited from being carried into Soldier Field, and the use of illegal drugs is prohibited within Soldier Field, the surrounding parkland and parking lots. Beer will be sold at designated concession stands within the stadium and will also be served by vendors in the seating bowl area. Alcohol policies are posted at every concession stand. Underage drinking will not be tolerated and offenders are subject to arrest. We ask that our patrons be respectful of the neighborhood surrounding Soldier Field. Drinking alcohol on the public way and surrounding parklands is a violation of the law. • Illinois State Law requires that individuals must be 21 years of 6 age or older to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. • All patrons purchasing alcoholic beverages are subject to providing proper identification, such as a valid state driver’s license, military identification card, state issued photo identification, or passport. • Concessions clerks, stadium security, and Bears representatives reserve the right to check for proof of age. • There is a maximum of two (2) alcoholic beverages per purchase at all concession stands serving alcohol and one (1) from in-seat vendors. • Alcohol sales begin two hours before kickoff for all games. Chicago Park District ordinances prevent alcohol from being served on Sundays before 10:00 a.m. Sales will be discontinued at the end of the third quarter or earlier at the discretion of Soldier Field and/or Chicago Bears management. No alcohol can leave the stadium. • No alcohol will be sold to intoxicated guests. • The Bears, Sportservice and Miller Brewing Company offer a Designated Driver program (see “Designated Driver”). America’s Veterans… Built in honor of World War I veterans, the designation “Soldier Field” will remain the only name for the stadium. A “Doughboy” foot soldier statue greets visitors inside Gate 0 at the stadium’s south end. A dramatic Veteran’s Memorial water wall and bronze sculpture are located adjacent to the Gate 47 entry to honor American veterans of all wars from every branch of service. Soldier Field’s historic colonnades (see “Colonnades”) are open year-round to the public, as they were originally intended. 2007 FAN GUIDE SOLDIER FIELD FROM A-Z Announcements & Paging… Pre-recorded messages explaining policies and procedures will be aired periodically throughout the outer rim of the stadium and in the parking lots. Private announcements and/or pages will not be made at the stadium by either the public address announcer or on the videoboard, except in the case of a medical emergency. Please designate a meeting location should your party become separated. Assistive Animals… Seeing-eye dogs and other assistive animals accompanying the disabled or visually impaired are permitted at Soldier Field. Please contact our ADA Coordinator at (847) 615-BEAR if any accommodations are required. All other animals are prohibited. Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)… Five Chase ATMs are conveniently located in the following areas throughout the stadium: • South Courtyard – behind the Doughboy Statue • Mezzanine Concourse - southwest end, near the entry off of the ADA ramp landing, near Section 128 • Cadillac Club 300 Level - near the south bank of elevators, near Section 314 • Colonnade Concourse - near the end of the Miller Lite Party Deck ramp entry, near Section 350 • North Garage - located at the west entry point lobby, near the Bears Pro Shop 7 Additional ATMs are located throughout the stadium and next to Will Call outside of Gate 10; the locations are indicated on the concourse maps on pages 38 - 42. Automobile Assistance… Limited automobile service will be available in the parking lots for battery jumps, lock-outs, and lost keys. Locate the nearest parking lot attendant, security official or call Standard Parking at the Soldier Field Parking Hotline (312) 583-9153 for assistance. Bag Search/Scan… You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into Soldier Field. By tendering your ticket and entering the stadium, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you might have against the NFL, its member clubs, their affiliates and stadium landlord, their agents. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the stadium. We encourage our fans to enter the stadium early to avoid delays. Banners/Flags/Signs… are permitted provided the item is not commercial or offensive. Banners must not include profane language, advertisements, or political slogans and must not be placed over any official stadium signage. Items must not be attached to a pole or the like which may cause harm to the guests seated around you. Items must not be used as projectiles. Banners or signs cannot obstruct the view of other guests. Stadium security reserves the right to remove these items from your possession if deemed appropriate for any and all reasons. Bears Den… is sponsored by Bears Hall of Fame Partner Comcast. You can relive decades of Bears memories and view historical memorabilia and the George Halas bas-relief sculpture by walking through the Comcast Bears Den. It is located inside the stadium north of Gate 15 in the west Grand Concourse and easily accessible from the west Mezzanine Level. Bears Care… Bears fans are welcome to make contributions to our charitable beneficiary, Bears Care, by contacting the Bears Care office at 1000 Football Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or by calling (847) 739-5325. Bears Care supports targeted programs in the areas of education, athletics, and medical research and health awareness programs focused on breast and ovarian cancer. For further information about Bears Care and upcoming events, please visit ChicagoBears.com/bearscare. Requests for additional information can be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bears Direct… sign up for the Bears online newsletter at ChicagoBears.com to receive information on upcoming Bears events, special offers and promotions. Bas-Relief Sculpture… visit the tribute to George Halas and his contribution to professional football and the legacy of the Chicago Bears. 8 The bas-relief, located inside Gate 15 on the west Grand Concourse, recognizes some of the famous Bears players and accomplishments throughout the decades. Bike Parking and Racks… are located on the perimeter of the stadium near Gates 9, 10 and 28. The Bears and Soldier Field management are not responsible for lost or stolen property. Binoculars/Cameras/Video Equipment… Hand-held binoculars and small still-photo cameras with lenses less than 6” in length are permitted in Soldier Field. Video and movie cameras are NOT permitted in the stadium without the user holding proper media credentials. Photos cannot be used for any commercial purpose. Buses… for bus parking and drop-off/pick-up information, please see the Parking Information section on page 33. Cadillac Club/Executive Suites/Skyline Suite Entrance Gates… the Cadillac Club (“Club”) and Suites areas, located on the east side of the stadium, are restricted to Club and Suites patrons only. Parking for Club and Suites patrons is in the North Garage or the Waldron Deck. You can access the Club and Suites from the third level of the North Garage (take the elevators on the north end of the Club up to the Suites). The Suites may also be accessed via Gate 14 and the Club via the stairs inside Gate 6 on the Grand Concourse Level. 2007 FAN GUIDE SOLDIER FIELD FROM A-Z Children… Parents are encouraged to pick up identification wristbands for their children at any of the Fan Services booths and Concierge Desks in the Cadillac Club. Cellular Phones… Fans are permitted to use cellular phones as long as they do not interfere with other fans in the seating area. Code of Conduct… Proper behavior is expected of all patrons at Chicago Bears games. Unruly or inconsiderate behavior will not be tolerated and may be grounds for ejection from the stadium and/or revocation of ticket privileges. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to: abuse of intoxicants, profane, disruptive or abusive language or gestures, offensive or disorderly conduct, the throwing of any object, excessive standing in the seating area, standing or sitting in the aisles, smoking anywhere in the stadium, bringing into the stadium any prohibited items, possessing alcohol in the No Alcohol sections, entering or attempting to enter the field level or playing field, wearing or displaying any apparel with profane or abusive language, failure to follow the instructions of stadium security and/ or crowd management personnel, actions that may harm or endanger others, and any other conduct that is beyond the bounds of reasonable behavior for spectators attending a professional sporting event. Harassment of visiting team fans will be considered unruly behavior and grounds for ejection. Patrons who cannot conform their conduct to these rules are not welcome at Chicago Bears games. Each patron should hold his or her ticket stub and be ready to display it to stadium officials to verify their seat location. Patrons sitting in un-ticketed areas 9 are subject to ejection from the stadium. The season ticket holder is responsible for the conduct of users of tickets issued to the season ticket holder. Colonnades… The east and west colonnades are open to fans and other visitors throughout the year on gamedays and non-event dates. On gamedays, the east side colonnades are accessible to Cadillac Club and Suites patrons; the west side is open to all ticket holders. A ticket is required for access on gamedays. Comments/Concerns… Visit one of our eight Fan Services booths located on the stadium concourses if you have comments, questions or concerns on gameday. On non-game days, you may call the Chicago Bears Ticket Office at (847) 615-BEAR with any ticket related issues and a customer service representative will be happy to assist you. For any other issues, you may call our Fan Services team at (888) 79-BEARS, Ext. 4 or e-mail your thoughts to email@example.com. To better serve you at future games, we encourage you to complete a comment card, available at all Fan Services booths. On gameday, you can call the Soldier Field Gameday Security Hotline at (312) 235-7999 for immediate assistance. Concessions… Sportservice is the exclusive food and beverage concessionaire at Soldier Field. There are numerous permanent and portable concession stands located throughout the stadium. Food and beverages will also be sold in the seating bowl via vendors. Please note that locations of all food and beverage stands are subject to change. CONCESSION STANDS Note: In addition to the food items listed below, snacks, draft beer (Miller Lite & Miller Genuine Draft), Coca-Cola soft drinks, 7-Eleven coffee, hot chocolate and water are available at most concession locations. Straws and lids for beverages are available upon request. First Down Franks Sections 108, 113, 123, 134, 142, 152, 231, 306, 312, 321, 323, 352, *432, *434, *438, *442, and *444: Hot Dog, Polish Sausage, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Italian Beef Sandwich, Nachos (*No Italian Beef) Gridiron Grill Sections 126, 151, 242, 319, 349, 355, 431, 441: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, French Fries, Bratwurst, Hot Dog, Chicken Tenders Second City Pizza Sections 119, 132, 152, 205, 231, 316, 322, 351, 353, *435, *443: Pizza, Nachos (*Italian Beef also available) Southside Brats Sections 143, 340, 433, 439: Italian Sausage, Bratwurst, Polish Sausage, Hot Dog, Chicken Tenders Chicago Dogs Sections 122, 440: Chicago Style Hot Dogs 10 Concession Item Location Section Bratwurst 122, 126, 136, 143, 151, 242, 319, 340, 349, 355, 431, 433, 439, 441 Candy 108, 113, 119, 122, 123, 126, 132, 134, 142, 143, 151, 152, 231, 242, 319, 321, 322, 323, 340, 349, 351, 352, 353, 355, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 438, 439, 441, 442, 443, 444 Chicken Breast 126, 151, 242, 349, 355, 431, 441 Chicken Tenders 126, 143, 151, 242, 340, 349, 355, 431, 433, 439, 441 Cookies 108, 119, 126, 132, 134, 142, 143, 151, 152, 231, 242, 319, 321, 322, 323, 340, 349, 351, 352, 353, 355 Corn Dog 126, 151, 242, 319, 349, 355, 431, 441 French Fries 126, 143, 151, 242, 319, 340, 349, 355, 431, 433, 439, 441 Chili Cheese Fries 126, 151, 242, 319, 340, 441, 431, 349, 355 2007 FAN GUIDE SOLDIER FIELD FROM A-Z Concession Item Location Section Funnel Cake 126 Gyros 319 Hamburger/Cheeseburger 126, 151, 242, 340, 349, 355, 431, 441 Hot Dogs 108, 113, 123, 126, 134, 142, 143, 151, 152, 231, 242, 321, 323, 340, 349, 352, 355, 431, 433, 434, 438, 439, 441, 442, 444 Chicago Dogs 122, 246, 319, 356, 440 Smoky or Hot Link 105, 122 Chili Cheese Dogs 108, 113, 123, 134, 142, 152, 231, 321, 323, 352, 432, 434, 438, 442, 444 Ice Cream/Frozen Desserts 126, 137 Italian Beef 108, 113, 123, 134, 142, 152, 231, 321, 323, 352, 356, 435, 440, 443 11 Italian Sausage 122, 143, 440, 433, 439 Nachos 102, 108, 113, 119, 123, 132, 134, 137, 142, 152, 231, 242, 321, 323, 340, 351, 352, 353, 432, 434, 435, 438, 442, 443, 444 Nacho Supreme 102, 137 Peanuts Available at most concession stands Cajun Peanuts 106, 113, 124, 140, 153, 242, 350, 436 Philly Cheese Steak 136, 246, 440 Pizza / Cheesy Bread 119, 132, 152, 231, 322, 351, 353, 435, 443 Potato Chips 106, 108, 113, 123, 124, 134, 140, 142, 152, 153, 231, 242, 321, 323, 350, 352, 431, 432, 434, 436, 438, 440, 441, 442, 444 Pretzel 106, 108, 113, 124, 126, 134, 140, 142, 143, 151, 152, 153, 231, 242, 319, 321, 323, 340, 349, 350, 352, 355, 431, 432, 433, 434, 436, 438, 439, 441, 442, 444 Concession Item Location Section Popcorn 106, 108, 113, 123, 124, 126, 134, 140, 143, 151, 152, 153, 231, 242, 319, 321, 323, 340, 349, 350, 352, 355, 431, 432, 433, 434, 436, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 444 Polish Sausage 105, 108, 113, 123, 134, 142, 143, 152, 231, 321, 323, 340 Pulled Pork 108, 113, 123, 134, 142, 152, 231, 321, 323, 352, 432, 434, 438, 442, 444 FOOD PORTABLES AMPS Sections 114, 146, 353: Grilled Hot Dogs, Bratwurst, Polish Sausage Sausage Section 427: Smokey Links, Hot Links, Polish Sausage Miller-Lite Party Deck: Hot Dogs, Italian Beef, Polish Sausage, 12 Bratwurst Nachos Sections 103, 137: Nachos, Nachos Supreme, Corona Beer Nuts on Clark Sections 110, 128: Assorted Specialty Popcorns & Nuts Philly Carts Section 136, 242*, 440: Philly Cheese Steaks, Italian Sausage (*242: Philly Cheese Steaks, Chicago Style Hot Dogs) Robinson’s Ribs Gate 0, Northwest Plaza: BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Rib Sandwiches, Polish Sausage Sandwich Cart Section 352: Italian Beef, Chicago Dogs, Hot Pretzels Southeast Chicago Sections 105, 324, 332: Italian Beef, Grilled Hot Dogs, Polish Sausage, Bratwurst BEER CONCESSIONS Brews Brothers Sections 106, 113, 124, 140, 153, 242, 319, 350, 436: Heineken, Amstel Light, Old Style, Old Style Light, Labatt Blue, Sam Adams, Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Select, Tecate, Parrot Bay, Sharps (NA), Ice House, Pilsner Urquell, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Mike’s Cranberry, Honker’s Ale, Leiney Honeyweis, Leiney Red, Wine Coolers, Wine 2007 FAN GUIDE SOLDIER FIELD FROM A-Z BEER PORTABLES (Peanuts are available at all locations) Draft Beer (20 ounces) Miller Lite Gate 0, Sections 101, 105, 114, 126, 130, 133, 145, 151, 152, 228, 246, 318, 324, 340, 344, 351, 352, 356, 427, 440, 447, Miller Lite Party Deck Guinness Section 155 Old Style Sections 136, 356 Leinenkugel Sections 146, 155 and Northwest Plaza Canned Beer (16 ounces) Miller Lite/Miller Genuine Draft Gate 0, Sections 104, 107, 120, 121, 125, 146, 148, 154, 155, 156, 324, 327, 334, 340, 342, 349, 352, 354, 356, 431, 427, 433, 435, 438, 442, Northwest Plaza Budweiser/Bud Light Sections 140, 326, 332, 432, Northwest Plaza Guinness Section 101, 319 13 Heineken/Amstel Light Sections 114, 320, 333 Old Style/Old Style Light Section 444 Sparks Plus Sections 324, 349 Concierge Desks… Our Premium Seat Concierge staff is available at desks located in the north and south ends of the Cadillac Club 100 Level, inside Gate 14, and inside the Skyline Suite. Container Policy… The following containers are NOT permitted in the stadium: bottles, cans, coolers, ice chests, backpacks, large purses or handbags. The following containers ARE permitted in the stadium after inspection: fanny packs, small purses or soft handbags. No container may exceed the 8” x 11” x 12” limit. All containers are subject to a visual search. Patrons have the option of returning unauthorized containers to their vehicle or discarding them. Any additional clothing items should be placed in a “clear” plastic bag – any other plastic bags will be refused and discarded at the gate. There is no storage for any bags at the stadium. You and your belongings will be searched upon entry into Soldier Field. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the stadium. Elevated security concerns could prompt more thorough search procedures. Credit Cards & MasterCard PayPass… For your convenience, all major credit cards and MasterCard PayPass are accepted at all permanent concession stands, bars and Bears Pro Shops. Major credit cards are also accepted at merchandise portables. Credit cards are not accepted for in-seat vendors, food and beer portables or Bears game tickets sold by the Chicago Bears Ticket Office. To sign up for your Chicago Bears ExtraPoints MasterCard, visit the kiosk inside of Gate 0 in the South Courtyard or any of the ExtraPoints kiosks in and around the stadium. Designated Driver… “Start Your Game Right, Designate a Driver.” The Chicago Bears, Sportservice, and Miller Brewing Company encourage fans to sign up to be Designated Drivers. If you are 21 years of age or older, pledge not to drink alcohol beverages at a Bears game, and will provide responsible transportation for all members of your group, please stop by a Fan Services booth to receive a Designated Driver wrist band. Participants will be asked to sign a pledge card and show identification to verify their age and will receive a coupon for a complimentary soft drink and a drawing for a trip to the Super Bowl or Pro Bowl. Ejection… The Chicago Bears and Soldier Field management reserve the 14 right to eject any patron whose behavior is against policy, unruly, or illegal in nature. Game tickets will be forfeited without refund. Revocation of season tickets or arrest is possible. Elevators/Escalators… Guests entering the Cadillac Club or Suite areas may do so via the seven passenger elevators accessible from the Cadillac Club; four located at the north end of the Club and three at the south. Two elevators on the south end are also accessible from ground level inside Gate 14. Eight escalators are also available in the Cadillac Club to provide access to Club 200 Level and Club 300 Level. The seven elevators provide access to the 133 Executive Suites and the Skyline Suite. For patrons seated in the general seating areas, one elevator is located in the southeast corner of the South Courtyard inside Gate 6 providing service from the Grand Concourse to the Mezzanine Level. A second elevator is located in the southwest corner of the stadium on the Mezzanine Level behind Section 131 providing access from the Mezzanine Level to the Motorola Media Deck and US Cellular Grandstand. All elevators are ADA accessible. Due to limited availability, we ask that only those patrons with special needs use the elevators. Emergencies… Should you need immediate assistance, please notify the nearest security guard or usher, or visit a Fan Services booth. To contact someone at the stadium in case of an emergency on gameday, please call the Soldier Field management office at (312) 235-7000. 2007 FAN GUIDE SOLDIER FIELD FROM A-Z Employee Entrance… is located at Gates 16, 22 and 28. Only authorized staff with proper identification will be allowed into the stadium at these gates. Evacuation… Should there be an immediate need to evacuate the stadium, fans will be given instructions via the public address system. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the two exits nearest to your seats. An evacuation plan video will be displayed on the videoboards pre- game to educate fans. EVACUATION ROUTES: IF YOU ARE SEATED IN THE STAPLES MEZZANINE LEVEL: Sections 101 through 108 or 154 and 155…proceed up to the mezzanine concourse, turn right or left and continue toward the northeast corner of the stadium and exit through the East Gates. In Sections 110 through 153…proceed up to the Mezzanine Concourse and turn right or left to the nearest stairs or ramp, down to the Grand Concourse and exit out the nearest gate. IF YOU ARE SEATED IN THE MOTOROLA MEDIA DECK LEVEL: Sections 228 through 246…proceed up to the Motorola Media Deck 15 Concourse, turn right or left and exit down the ramp or stairs in the southwest or west side of the stadium. Continue to the Grand Concourse and exit out the South or West Gates. IF YOU ARE SEATED IN THE END ZONE LEVELS: Sections 248 through 256 and Sections 348 through 357…proceed either up or down your aisle to the North Colonnade Level Concourse, turn either right or left and exit out the nearest gate. In Sections 218 through 226 and Sections 318 through 326… proceed either up or down your aisle to the South Colonnade Level Concourse, turn either right or left to the nearest ramp or stairs and down to exit out the nearest gate. IF YOU ARE SEATED IN THE US CELLULAR GRANDSTAND LEVEL: Sections 330 through 344 and Sections 427 through 447… proceed either up or down your aisle to the West Colonnade Level Concourse, turn either right or left to the nearest ramp or stairs and down to exit out the North Gates, South Gates or West Colonnade Exterior Stairs. IF YOU ARE SEATED IN CADILLAC CLUB LEVEL: Sections 202 through 216… proceed up to the Cadillac Club 200 Level Concourse, turn right or left and exit down through the nearest stairs to ground level, out through the East Gates. In Sections 301 through 317…proceed either up or down to the Cadillac Club 300 Level Concourse and continue through the exit doors to the East Colonnade Concourse and exit down the East Colonnade Exterior Stairs. Or, take the nearest interior stairs down to ground level, out through the East Gates. IF YOU ARE IN THE PRESS BOX OR A SUITE: Exit out through the back of the press box or Suite, turn either right or left to the nearest stairs down to the East Colonnade Concourse and proceed to the East Colonnade Exterior Stairs. Continue down to ground level. IF YOU ARE A PATRON WITH A DISABILITY: If you require assistance, please see the nearest usher. Our usher staff has been trained to assist you to the nearest exit or Area of Refuge during an evacuation. Once you have left the stadium, proceed as far away from the gates as possible. Facility Management… SMG provides complete facility management and maintenance for Soldier Field. SMG staff is available on gameday to address any facility related issue that may arise. Please contact any stadium employee for assistance or call (312) 235-7000. 16 Fan Clubs… While the Chicago Bears do not have an official fan club, you can communicate with other Bears fans in our “Bears Fans Across America” feature on the message boards accessible from ChicagoBears.com. Fan Services Booths… To assist with questions and listen to fans’ concerns, Fan Services Team Members will be stationed at eight Fan Services booths located throughout the stadium in the areas outlined below. The Fan Services staff, identified by wearing navy jackets or vests, will also be roving the concourses throughout the stadium to provide added customer service. Among the services provided are the Designated Driver program, identification wristbands for children, assistive listening devices and pagers, comment cards and Fan Guides. Fan Services booths are located: • South Courtyard inside Gate 0 • Comcast Bears Den inside Gate 19 • Staples Mezzanine Concourse - Section 119 • Staples Mezzanine Concourse - Section 134 • South End Zone (Colonnade Level) - Section 320 • West Colonnades – south end, on the Promenade Walkway • North End Zone (Colonnade Level) - Section 350 • US Cellular Grandstand Concourse – Section 444 • Concierge desks in Cadillac Club 2007 FAN GUIDE SOLDIER FIELD FROM A-Z Fight Song… BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS Bear down, Chicago Bears, make every play clear the way to victory; Bear down, Chicago Bears, put up a fight with a might so fearlessly. We’ll never forget the way you thrilled the nation with your T-formation. Bear down, Chicago Bears, and let them know why you’re wearing the crown. You’re the pride and joy of Illinois, Chicago Bears, bear down. Composed by Al Hoffman Firearms/Fireworks… are not permitted within Soldier Field, the surrounding parkland or the parking lots. First Aid/Medical Services… Soldier Field First Aid Stations are located in the following areas: • Gate 17 on the Grand Concourse (Main First Aid Station) in the 17 Comcast Bears Den • Colonnade Concourse, behind Section 339 • Cadillac Club 300 Level, across from north elevators, behind Section 304 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located throughout the stadium and at First Aid stations. Medical service is provided by M*A*S*E in the stadium and surrounding areas. The medical staff is identified by bright green jackets. Ambulances are on site during all games. Flex Scheduling… While all game times are subject to change, the home games on November 25 vs. Broncos, December 2 vs. Giants, December 23 vs. Packers and December 30 vs. Saints may be affected by flex scheduling; the date of the game will not be changed. Food… for personal consumption is permitted in the stadium in clear plastic bags only; all other food containers are prohibited. Fundraisers… The Bears have a variety of community outreach programs scheduled throughout the year, including charity drives. The annual Walter and Connie Payton Foundation Toy Drive will be Sunday, November 25 and the annual Chicago Bears/Jewel-Osco Coat Drive will be held on Sunday, December 2. Fans are encouraged to donate at Soldier Field on those days to support these worthy causes. When available, additional details will be posted on our website, ChicagoBears.com/community. Gameday Grrreetings…Bears Care created this program in 2006 to offer fans the unique opportunity to display greetings or announcements at halftime of Bears home games, on the LED ribbon panels at Soldier Field. Visit ChicagoBears.com and click on the “Community” tab to learn more about “Gameday Grrreetings” and how you can participate. Space is limited. Gates… open two hours prior to kick-off. Every patron must pass through a security checkpoint. In accordance with guidelines imposed by the NFL, all fans and their personal items are subject to physical searches prior to entry into the stadium. We encourage our fans to enter the stadium early to avoid delays. Each patron should hold his or her ticket throughout the game and be ready to display it to a stadium official to verify seat location. No re-entries are permitted. All fans are encouraged to have photo identification available at all times. Gameday Gates (subject to change)… 0 14 (Suites & Skyline Suite only) 31 (Stairs) 40 3 15 38 5 17 40 6 (Cadillac Club only) 19 45 9 (Stairs) 21 47 10 (Ticket Office) 23 50 18 Giveaways… A limited number of premium giveaways will be issued to fans entering the stadium for certain games. Possession of a game ticket does not guarantee receipt of a giveaway item. Grandstand…is sponsored by Bears Hall of Fame Partner US Cellular. In addition to the panoramic view, the US Cellular Grandstand is the largest seating area in Soldier Field and includes Sections 427 to 447. It has 13 concession stands, several food and beverage portables and is easily accessible from the west using the stairs at Gates 9 or 31, or from the north through Gate 45. Hall of Fame Partners… The Chicago Bears would like to thank our Hall of Fame Partners for their efforts toward making the fan experience exciting for all: Lost and Found… items will be taken to the Gate 1 Guest Services office between the gates opening and thirty (30) minutes after the conclusion of the 2007 FAN GUIDE SOLDIER FIELD FROM A-Z game. After that time, all lost items found will be taken to the Soldier Field management office at Gate 14. The item will be held by stadium management for thirty (30) days before being discarded. To claim your item, please call (312) 235-7000. Lost Children & Missing Persons… will be escorted to the Gate 1 Guest Services office. A youth officer will be present to handle the report of a lost child and assist with locating their parent or guardian. Identification wrist bands for children are available at all Fan Services booths. Mascot… Staley, the Bears mascot, will be present at all Bears home games. For information regarding public appearances by Staley, contact Staley’s Bear Keeper at (312) 235-7116 or visit ChicagoBears.com and click on “Staley” in the top menu bar. MasterCard PayPass… For your convenience, MasterCard PayPass is available at all concession stands in the general stadium areas and Cadillac Club. For more information, visit mastercard.com/paypass or stop by any of the Chicago Bears ExtraPoints MasterCard kiosks during all home games at Soldier Field. Media Deck…is sponsored by Bears Hall of Fame Partner Motorola. Patrons 19 seated in the Motorola Media Deck restricted access Sections 228-246 enjoy amenities such as overhead concourse heaters, close proximity to coaches and media broadcast booths and some of the best sightlines in the stadium. Medical Services… (See First Aid) Merchandise & Novelties… The latest in Chicago Bears merchandise is available for sale at two Bears Pro Shop retail locations and several portable stands throughout the stadium. The Bears Pro Shops are located at the north entrance of the stadium, inside the turnstiles, across from the Veteran’s Memorial water wall and on the south end of Cadillac Club 100 Level (restricted to Club/Suite patrons only). Gift certificates are available. Bears merchandise is also available online at ChicagoBears.com. Bears Pro Shop Hours* May - December: Gameday: (day game) 8:00 a.m. – 90 minutes post-game (night game) 10:00 a.m. – 90 minutes post-game Non-Gameday: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. January – April: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Closed Monday & Tuesday) *Store hours are subject to change. Free parking in North Garage for 45 minutes; validation and store purchase required. Merchandise Portables… are located in the South Courtyard, Northwest Plaza, Cadillac Club 100 & 200 Levels (north end), west colonnades (south end), Sections 105, 112, 117, 128, 148, 154, 233, 319, 348, 352, outside of Gate 0 and on McFetridge Drive, across from the Field Museum. Mezzanine/Ring of Honor… are sponsored by Bears Hall of Fame Partner Staples. The Chicago Bears Hall of Fame greats are honored with a graphic display that rings the entire Staples Mezzanine Concourse. The Bears have more members in the Hall of Fame than any other NFL team. The Mezzanine includes Sections 101 to 155 and offers a 360 degree view of the field, 16 concession stands, several food portables and some of the most close-to-the-action sightlines in the NFL. 20 Miller Lite Party Deck… Sponsored by Bears Hall of Fame Partner Miller Lite, the Party Deck comes to life every game and is located under the north end zone videoboard. It is THE fun place to be. Tickets are available only through Miller Brewing Company. Visit millerlitepartydeck.com for more information on how to obtain tickets. No Alcohol… seating is located in Sections 148 and 155 in the north endzone. The possession of alcoholic beverages is not permitted in these sections, and patrons who violate this policy will be ejected from the stadium. For more information, please contact the Bears Ticket Office during regular business hours at (847) 615-BEAR. Pat-Downs… You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into Soldier Field. By tendering your ticket and entering the stadium, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you might have against the NFL, its member clubs, their affiliates and stadium landlord, their agents. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the stadium. We encourage our fans to enter the stadium early to avoid delays. Premium Seating… Enjoy amenities such as outstanding sightlines of the field, wider, cushioned seats with cup holders, parking privileges, all-inclusive hospitality and access to the Cadillac Club. For more information on the Executive Suites, Skyline Suite or Cadillac Club seating, please contact the Stadium Sales and Services department at (888) 79-BEARS (23277) or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2007 FAN GUIDE SOLDIER FIELD FROM A-Z Presenting Partner… Chase is proud to be the bank of the Bears since 1934 and pleased to partner once again with the Chicago Bears. Press Box/Press Gate… The 200-seat Press Box is located on Suite Level A in the southeast corner of the stadium. Entrance to the Press Box is at Gate 14 and is only accessible to persons holding a working press credential. Press Will Call is located outside Gate 10. Until gates open to the general public, photographers may enter through Gate 14. After gates open, admittance is granted at Gate 25 (northwest side of stadium). Programs… GameDay Magazine is available for sale at vendor stands throughout the stadium and at the Bears Pro Shops; the cost is $5.00. Portable stands are located outside at the Gate 0 underpass, immediately inside Gate 0, at the landing at the south entrance to the Cadillac Club, near the Water Wall (near McFetridge Drive), on the northwest ramp near Gate 45, and on the series of ramps on the southwest side of the stadium. Prohibited Items… For the comfort and safety of all patrons, the following items are not permitted to be brought into the stadium: • Alcoholic beverages • Backpacks, bags, cases and purses larger than 8”x11”x12” • Balloons and beach balls • Cameras with lenses longer than 6” 21 • Cans, bottles or other beverage containers • Clothing or signage with offensive or vulgar language • Confetti • Coolers • Fireworks, smoke bombs • Ice chests • Illegal drugs • Laser pens and pointers • Noise-making devices (i.e., horns, whistles, etc.) • Poles to display banners or flags • Strollers • Umbrellas • Video or movie cameras • Weapons • Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate Items permitted, but subject to inspection: • Diaper bags • Extra-clothing bags – clear plastic only • Fanny packs • Small Camera/binocular cases Guests are encouraged to return unauthorized items to their vehicles. The Bears and Soldier Field management cannot safeguard items which are not permitted to be brought into the stadium. Promenade Walkway… is located on the upper south rim of the stadium, Colonnade Level, connecting the east and west Colonnades. PSL Wall… is located inside Gate 15 on the west Grand Concourse Level. The PSL Wall recognizes the original Permanent Seat License holders from the 2003 Inaugural Season. Public Transportation… Fans are encouraged to use public transportation to get to Bears games. The Transportation Center, located northeast of the stadium (at the corner of McFetridge and Museum Campus Drive) is where the CTA, Metra shuttle, and PACE bus services will be available for fans’ drop-off and pick-up. For schedule and route information for the CTA, Metra Commuter Rail and Pace Suburban Bus lines, please contact the Regional Transit Authority at: 836-7000 (any Chicagoland area code) or rtachicago.com. Chicago Transit Authority Soldier Field can be reached on the #12 Roosevelt, #128 Soldier Field Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses. Additional service is available from the Roosevelt Station between State and Wabash on the Red, Green and Orange Lines. From there, riders can transfer to #12 Roosevelt buses or walk east on Roosevelt through the 22 Museum Campus to Soldier Field. Radio/TV … Bears games are broadcast live on WBBM Newsradio 780; network television station broadcasts vary from game to game. Hand-held radios and televisions are permitted in the stadium; however, antennas may not obstruct the view of those seated around you. For the comfort of those seated around you, headphones are encouraged. Chicago Bears Broadcasting Fans can also get season-long, inside access to the Bears through the following weekly TV and radio shows: BEARS GAMEDAY LIVE Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Brought to you by BEARS GAMENIGHT LIVE Following Sports Sunday at approximately 10:45 p.m. Brought to you by 2007 FAN GUIDE SOLDIER FIELD FROM A-Z BEARS BLITZ Wednesdays & Thursdays Brought to you by Chicago International Trucks BEARS PRESS CONFERENCE SHOW Monday Nights Check listings for airtimes BEARS INSIDER Mondays at 7:00 p.m. BEARS ALL ACCESS Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Recycling… A recycling program is implemented at Soldier Field by the Chicago Park District. Re-Entry Policy… Fans are not permitted to exit and re-enter the stadium. 23 No re-entry passes will be issued. Restrooms… All restrooms in the stadium are ADA accessible and are equipped with baby changing stations. The stadium is also equipped with Family Restrooms which are monitored by S3 ushers; access is restricted to families only. The locations of the Family Restrooms are: • South Courtyard: Behind the Doughboy statue • Staples Mezzanine Concourse: Sections 121, 128, 146, 154 • Colonnade Concourse: Sections 320, 354 • US Cellular Grandstand Concourse: Sections 435, 437, 439 • Cadillac Club: 100 Level (south end), Sections 202, 216 See concourse maps on pages 38 – 42 for locations of all restrooms; locations are subject to change. Security… Security personnel are located throughout the stadium wearing red jackets. Monterrey Security provides security at all Bears games at Soldier Field. Security-related questions may be asked at the Guest Services office located inside Gate 1 or at any Fan Services booth. To request security assistance from your seat, call the Soldier Field Gameday Security Hotline at (312) 235-7999. Sitting/Standing… To ensure fan safety and enjoyment of all games, sitting or standing in the aisles and portals, or in ramps and stairways, is not permitted. Standing behind the ADA patrons on the Mezzanine Level and on stadium seats is also prohibited. We encourage fans to be courteous to those around you. If possible, please wait until the conclusion of a play to leave from or return to your seats. Excessive standing in the seating area is a violation of the fan code of conduct and could lead to ejection. Skyline Suite… Enjoy the unique, all-inclusive amenities and breathtaking views to the field and Chicago’s skyline from the Skyline Suite located in the southeast corner of the stadium. For more information, please contact the Stadium Sales and Services department at (888) 79-BEARS (23277 Ext. 2) or email@example.com. Smoking Policy… The Smoke-Free Illinois Act prohibits smoking in Soldier Field for Bears games. In consideration of the comfort of all ticket holders, we ask for your cooperation. There are no designated smoking areas inside the stadium, and re-entry is prohibited. The smoking policy will be strictly enforced. First-time violators of the smoking policy will be asked to exchange their ticket for a “Smoking Card”. Any patron refusing to exchange their ticket will be ejected from the stadium. If a patron with a smoking card is then smoking in the stadium for a second time, he or she will be ejected. Repeated violations can result in the forfeiting of season ticket privileges. Solicitation/Sampling… No person shall solicit contributions or distribute literature on stadium property (inside or outside) or parking facilities without 24 obtaining written consent from the Chicago Park District, Soldier Field management and the Chicago Bears. Selling or sampling any goods or services on Park District property around Soldier Field or in the surrounding parking lots without a permit is strictly prohibited. This includes Bears game tickets at any price. Stadium Advisory… Check ChicagoBears.com for updated information on parking, transportation and stadium policies each week before coming to Bears’ home games. Stadium Tours… Soldier Field tours are conducted by Soldier Field management. You can call (312) 235-7000 or visit soldierfield.net for details. Suites… Soldier Field has 133 Executive Suites. To enter the Executive Suites, use the elevators inside Gate 14 or the Cadillac Club. For more information, please contact the Stadium Sales and Services department at (888) 79-BEARS (23277) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tailgating… The Weber Ultimate Tailgate gives fans the opportunity to join the party on the South Lawn of Soldier Field before several home games this season. You can get a Bears alumni player autograph, play bean-bag toss, compete in football skills competitions, sign up to win great prizes or just enjoy the live music in the beer garden. Visit ChicagoBears.com for more information. See page 37 under “Parking” for general information on tailgating in parking lots on gameday. 2007 FAN GUIDE SOLDIER FIELD FROM A-Z Taxi Cabs… will be permitted to drop off patrons at the north end of the stadium at the McFetridge Drive turnaround at Lake Shore Drive, the southbound LSD exit at 18th St., the northbound LSD entrance ramp at 18th Dr. and the taxi cab staging area at 11th St. and Michigan Ave. Taxi cabs can pick up patrons after the game at the taxi cab staging area at 11th St. and Michigan Ave., the East Monroe St. or Millennium Park Garages or 1 hour after the game ends in the Museum Campus. Taxi cabs, limousines and buses will not be allowed to enter Soldier Field Campus starting 90 minutes after kick-off. The campus will re-open one hour after the game is over. Violators are subject to ticketing, towing and prosecution. No exceptions. For taxi cab service please call: Flash Cab (800) TAXI-CAB Yellow Cab (312) 829-4222 Checker Cab (312) 243-2537 Wolley Cab (312) 225-5411 Telephones… Pay telephones are located on the Grand Concourse just inside Gate 0 and across from Gate 3 (TTY); on the Mezzanine Level behind Sec 115 (TTY); on the Motorola Media Deck behind Sec 228 (TTY); in the Cadillac Club 100 Level on the north end near the restrooms, and the south end near the escalators and restrooms; and on the Colonnade Concourse behind Sec 224. Tickets… For single-game ticket information, contact Ticketmaster at 25 (312) 559-1212 or ticketmaster.com. Traffic… Due to the reconstruction project on the I-90/94 Dan Ryan Expressway, we encourage all fans driving to Soldier Field on gameday from any community in greater Chicagoland to leave extra traveling time. Visit avoidtheryan.com to sign up to receive free email alerts; visit dot.il.gov or call (877) 411-IDOT for updated construction project information. Traffic flow on streets near Soldier Field is managed by the City of Chicago’s Traffic Management Authority. Traffic patterns may change from game to game to accommodate for traffic congestion and/or emergencies. For Soldier Field area traffic reports, visit wbbm780.com/topic/traffic.php or tune your radio to AM 1650. Updated information is also available on the Stadium Advisory page on ChicagoBears.com. Trespassing… Any patron entering the field level or attempting to enter the field level will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This violation of stadium policy will also result in revocation of season ticket privileges. Use of Likeness… The ticket holder grants to the NFL, the Chicago Bears and their designees the irrevocable permission to use his or her voice or likeness in any medium now or hereafter existing in connection with all or any part of the football game or related events, for any purpose whatsoever, including the commercial purposes of the NFL, the Chicago Bears and their sponsors, licensees, advertisers or broadcasters. Ushers… To make your gameday experience more enjoyable, Safety Service Systems (S3) ushers are positioned throughout the general stadium areas to assist fans. Andy Frain Services ushers are positioned in the Cadillac Club. Videoboards… There are two 23’ x 82’ videoboards located in the stadium. LED ribbon panel message boards are also present to provide statistical information, messages, and other fan entertainment. The ends of the LED ribbon panels are designated for out of town game updates, fantasy stats and Bears game stats. “Game in Progress” information (score, down and distance) can be found in the middle of the ribbon panels and on the lower strip of the videoboards. During time outs and breaks in the action, the game in progress information will remain on the lower strip of the videoboards but not on the ribbon panels. Fans can send personal messages on the LED ribbon panels to friends or loved ones during the games for a contribution to Bears Care. See page 18 for information about “Gameday Grrreetings”. Visiting Team Fans… are our guests. Harassment of the visiting team or their 26 fans will be considered unruly behavior and grounds for ejection or arrest. Water Fountains… are located throughout the stadium on every level. Grand Concourse – behind the Doughboy statue near Gate 0; Mezzanine Concourse - Sections 106, 113, 120, 125, 130, 141, 148, 155; Motorola Media Deck – Sections 228, 243; Colonnade Concourse – Sections 318, 325, 333, 344, 349, 355; Grandstand Concourse – Sections 430, 433, 438, 441, 444. When necessary, the water fountains will be shut off to prevent freezing. Web Sites… ChicagoBears.com is the No. 1 source for breaking news, behind-the-scenes features and exclusive audio and video content. The comprehensive coverage on the team’s official web site offers fans worldwide an inside look at the Bears with the most accurate, up-to-date information available anywhere. You can also purchase Bears merchandise online and view the latest updates on fan policies and procedures at Soldier Field. For additional stadium and parking information, visit soldierfield.net and soldierfieldparking.com.
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