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Events center, NFL stadium and historic landmark all in one, this waterfront field is one of Chicago’s most popular destinations.

Soldier Field has been one of Chicago’s most well-known landmarks since its construction in 1924 and is the oldest NFL stadium in the country.

Check the program of events before you arrive to catch an NFL match or see some of the biggest names in music who regularly perform here. The venue’s events calendar is packed with shows and performances.

If you are visiting during the NFL season, don’t miss the chance to watch the Chicago Bears play at their home ground. Look out for the Bear’s official mascot, Staley da Bear, named after the man who founded the team.

Originally named to honor the armed forces, Soldier Field is as much a memorial as it is an events center. Take a seat in the Grand Concourse to admire the plaques that honor fallen soldiers. Stroll along the Memorial Waterfall, which commemorates different branches of the armed services. This is an ideal place to visit to enjoy a quiet moment amidst the activity. The South Courtyard features the famous Doughboy Statue, which was erected by sculptor E.M. Viquesney. It honors the soldiers who fought in World War I.

In 2003, a massive renovation was completed that modernized the stadium and the surrounding area. Chicago natives have slowly adapted to the changes and still class Soldier Field as one of the city’s most important landmarks.

Guided tours are offered on selected days throughout the week and provide insight into nearly a century of architectural and sports history. Step into the Visitors Locker Room and stand where some of the country’s greatest athletes have prepared for games. Walk up to the Colonnades to enjoy views of the stadium and Lake Michigan. Make sure to have your camera ready for the end of the tour, where you can pose on the turf.

The cheapest option to get to Soldier Field is to take the bus or metro. Both options have stations that are right next to the stadium entrance. After exploring the stadium, walk to nearby Alder Planetarium or take a walk along the waterfront.

Top Hotels Close to Soldier Field

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $149 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
3.7/5 Good! (2,792 reviews)
"good, staff was great :)"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605
The price is $152 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.7/5 Good! (3,900 reviews)
"建物が歴史があって重厚感があります。部屋も清潔にしてあって広かったです。"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Congress Plaza Hotel
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
2 out of 5
65 E Harrison St, Chicago, IL, 60605
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $169 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
3.2/5 (1,220 reviews)
"It was good"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
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Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
3 out of 5
55 E 11th Street, Chicago, IL, 60605
The price is $137 per night from May 30 to May 31
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605
The price is $152 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
Congress Plaza Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605
The price is $149 per night from May 30 to May 31
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
2 out of 5
65 E Harrison St, Chicago, IL, 60605
The price is $169 per night from May 30 to May 31
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown
Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown
4 out of 5
71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601
The price is $229 per night from May 29 to May 30
Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown
21c Museum Hotel Chicago
21c Museum Hotel Chicago
4 out of 5
55 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL, 60611
The price is $189 per night from May 30 to May 31
21c Museum Hotel Chicago
Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop
Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop
4 out of 5
111 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL, 60603
The price is $139 per night from May 30 to May 31
Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
3 out of 5
59 E. 11th Street, Chicago, IL, 60605
The price is $147 per night from May 30 to May 31
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place
Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place
3 out of 5
123 East Cermak, Suite 100, Chicago, IL, 60616
The price is $158 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.