Bears trying to buy Arlington International Racecourse

Bears trying to buy Arlington International Racecourse


by - Senior Editor -

There is a chance that the Bears will be moving out of Soldier Field eventually.

The Chicago Bears announced on Thursday that they have put in a bid to purchase the 326 acres at the Arlington International Racecourse.

President and CEO Ted Phillips released the following statement:

"We recently submitted a bid to purchase the Arlington International Racecourse property. It's our obligation to explore every possible option to ensure we're doing what's best for our organization and its future. If selected, this step allows us to further evaluate the property and its potential."

Currently, Soldier Field is the smallest stadium in the NFL with only a capacity of just 61,500.

The Bears have played at the iconic site since 1971.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot released her own statement after hearing the news of the bid by the Bears.

"We want the organization to focus on putting a winning team on the field, beating the Packers finally, and being relevant past October."

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