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November 16, 2000 | Times Wire Services
After nearly 30 years of negotiations, threats and foot-dragging, the Chicago Bears and city officials agreed on a $587-million renovation of Soldier Field. The Bears will pay $200 million and the remainder of the project's costs will be covered by bonds that would be retired by the city hotel tax. The measure still has to be approved by the Illinois Legislature.
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November 17, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Tornadoes destroyed buildings and threatened residents in northern Illinois on Sunday after an unusually strong November storm began to sweep through the Midwest. Photos from witnesses showed shredded homes in Washington, Ill., about 10 miles east of Peoria, as a line of late-autumn storms brought tornado warnings from northern Illinois down to southeast Missouri. There was no immediate information available from emergency officials about the extent of the damage or whether anyone was hurt.
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September 14, 1996 | Associated Press
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley unveiled a surprise plan for a $395-million conversion of Soldier Field that would add a retractable dome over the stadium where the Chicago Bears play. Daley previewed his plan for Gov. Jim Edgar and Bear President Michael McCaskey only hours before presenting it publicly. He said it was aimed at resolving the often bitter differences the three men have had on a new stadium.
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July 28, 2013 | By Jack McCarthy
CHICAGO -- Brek Shea wasted no time giving the U.S. men's soccer team it's biggest lift on Sunday. The backup midfielder entered the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship game at Soldier Field in the 68th minute and 42 seconds later to break a soreless tie. Panama failed to answer and the U.S. secured a 1-0 triumph and its fifth Gold Cup championship in front of a largely pro-USA crowd announced at 57,920. The victory extended the Americans' winning streak to 11 games in 2013, four more than its previous best of seven in a row in 2007, the last time the Americans won a Gold Cup trophy.
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December 30, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Some people want to see the Chicago Bears win their National Football Conference playoff game Saturday at Soldier Field. Some want to see the visiting Philadelphia Eagles win. But everybody wants to see what happens when the final gun sounds and Mike Ditka and Buddy Ryan, the two head coaches, meet for the traditional postgame handshake. That ought to generate about as much warmth as the winds that will whip through Soldier Field all afternoon.
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November 7, 1999 | J.A. ADANDE
In some respects this was just like so many other days, when the only reason to go to Soldier Field was Walter Payton. When fall turns to winter in Chicago, when the sailboats leave the lakefront harbors and Grant Park is empty and the dancing waters of Buckingham Fountain go dry, the one community event that consistently causes North Siders, South Siders and guys named Ed to gather in the cold is a Bear game.
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September 29, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
It has been called the Eyesore on the Lakeshore, the Monstrosity on the Midway, Acropolis meets Apocalypse. The Chicago Bears simply call it home. The new Soldier Field, an asymmetrical, $365-million stadium that's hideous to some and artistically intriguing to others, will make its national debut tonight when the Bears play host to the Green Bay Packers. Joe Antunovich, a Chicago historic preservationist, called the project a "desecration" of a national landmark.
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November 7, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Picture this town. Picture da Bears. There are lasting images burned in the minds of football fans around the country of: --A howling wind swirling through Soldier Field on a bitterly cold day. --Howling fans, bundled against the elements, but still boisterous and belligerent, venting their rage and shaking their gloved fists when events on the field don't go to their liking.
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January 1, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
You just couldn't see the Chicago Bears beating the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday in their National Football Conference semifinal playoff game. Oh, the Bears won, 20-12. You just couldn't see it. Or much of anything else on a day when fog, rolling in off Lake Michigan, severely hampered visibility at Soldier Field. Veterans in the press box said it was the worst they'd seen, or rather not seen, at this stadium in half a century. Who knows?
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November 1, 1994 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Upon the starched white shirt of the modern NFL Monday night, there was splattered a hunk of mud. Not to mention grass stains. Midfield paint stains. Dirty water stains. And tears. For once, two teams wearing throwback uniforms participated in a throwback game. The 1937 Green Bay Packers defeated the 1925 Chicago Bears, 33-6. If you believe it was anybody else out there in steady, pouring rain, 30-degree temperatures and 46-m.p.h. winds . . . then you need to brush up on your football history.
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October 5, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
While others wilt and wrinkle, or merely go away, the Granddaddy of Them All will march on spryly, with the graying around the temples barely noticeable. "The Rose Bowl will still be the Rose Bowl 30 years from now," says Darryl Dunn, chief executive of the group that operates the pride of Pasadena. "That's our goal. " This is an era of sports facilities that are labeled tear-downs when they get to be about 30 years old. Forget the past and bring in the jackhammers. Ignore the history and fire up the bulldozers.
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September 27, 2010 | By Fred Mitchell
Robbie Gould's 19-yard field goal with four seconds remaining gave the Chicago Bears a dramatic 20-17 victory over the Green Bay Packer on Monday night in front a packed house at Soldier Field. The Bears (3-0) went ahead for the first time, 14-10 with 14:38 left in the fourth quarter, on a 62-yard punt-return touchdown by Devin Hester. It was Hester's eighth career punt-return touchdown but his first since the final game of the 2007 season. Hester tied Eric Metcalf and Dante Hall for second place in NFL history with his 12th kick-return TD (eight punts and four kickoff returns)
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January 21, 2007 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
The Chicago Bears worked hard during the regular season to gain home-field advantage in the playoffs and they hope it pays off today when they play host to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game at Soldier Field. "Our formula for winning football games includes the three phases: offense, defense and special teams," Coach Lovie Smith told reporters last week. "But here in Chicago we talk about the fourth phase also: our fans. I think it matters playing at home.
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September 30, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Their new stadium is shaped like a flying saucer, but the 0-3 Chicago Bears are decidedly ground-bound. That was painfully obvious Monday as the Green Bay Packers built a three-touchdown lead in the first half then withstood a late rally to clinch a 38-23 victory, spoiling the Bears' debut at the new Soldier Field. "Huge game, man, and we just embarrassed ourselves one more time," Bear linebacker Brian Urlacher said. "We had a chance to do it tonight. We came out and laid a big one."
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September 29, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
It has been called the Eyesore on the Lakeshore, the Monstrosity on the Midway, Acropolis meets Apocalypse. The Chicago Bears simply call it home. The new Soldier Field, an asymmetrical, $365-million stadium that's hideous to some and artistically intriguing to others, will make its national debut tonight when the Bears play host to the Green Bay Packers. Joe Antunovich, a Chicago historic preservationist, called the project a "desecration" of a national landmark.
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August 31, 2003 | Dave Carpenter, Associated Press
Ah, the architectural splendor of the city's distinctive skyline: majestic towers, historic skyscrapers, elegant designs. The spaceshiplike football stadium on the lakefront. Chicago's newest phenomenon, rebuilt Soldier Field, is getting scathing early reviews in a city that prides itself as a treasure trove of landmark buildings. So far, it's been called the Eyesore on Lake Shore, Mistake on the Lake, Monstrosity on the Midway, a crash-landed flying saucer and a giant toilet bowl.
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January 5, 2003 | Eric Slater, Times Staff Writer
The cheap seats rise to the west, dwarfing the regal Doric colonnade. The high-priced skyboxes and club seats line up on the east, forming a wall of green glass that's 15 feet shorter than the opposing side. The emerging stadium along the Lake Michigan shoreline is cockeyed, a mix of artistic styles and unlike any other in the country.
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July 31, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. national team will play host to at least six matches in Soldier Field, which will be the team's home base after the United States Soccer Federation moves its headquarters to Chicago from Colorado Springs, Colo.
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January 5, 2003 | Eric Slater, Times Staff Writer
The cheap seats rise to the west, dwarfing the regal Doric colonnade. The high-priced skyboxes and club seats line up on the east, forming a wall of green glass that's 15 feet shorter than the opposing side. The emerging stadium along the Lake Michigan shoreline is cockeyed, a mix of artistic styles and unlike any other in the country.
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August 12, 2002 | Jerry Crowe
Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Tribune has little sympathy for the Chicago Bears' complaints about having to go on the road for all their games this season. While Soldier Field is being renovated, the Bears will play home games at the University of Illinois in Champaign, about 140 miles south of Chicago. "It's hard to figure out how we won World War II, what with it being fought on the road and all," Morrissey writes. "Not even a home-beach advantage on D-Day. How did we ever pull it off?...
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