April 28, 2014 |
The Carters are coming! The Carters are coming! For weeks rumors have circulated that married icons Beyonce and Jay-Z would headline a tour this summer, and the rumors have now been confirmed: You can see the mega-stars Thursday, July 24 at Soldier Field as part of the “On the Run” tour. The title is a play on the 2013 Jay-Z track “Part II: On the Run” that featured - wait for it - Beyonce. A promotional item for the tour features a photo of the couple in ski masks. Good thing there's no mistaking Mrs. Carter's eyes.
March 11, 2014 |
AUSTIN, Texas It's been 11 days since the Blackhawks invaded Soldier Field as a snowstorm hammered Chicago. That seemed more distant this weekend, when reps from the team and the NHL headed to South by Southwest to discuss the Stadium Series. We loved rolling in the snow outside the stadium, watching crews frantically clearing the ice with shovels and scrolling through Instagram pics of beer so cold it turned to slush. But how did the game come to be? And will the Hawks do it again?
February 27, 2014 |
Soldier Field in March may be just as brutal as a December football game. The Hawks on Friday will test the outdoor ice rink on the field before the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series matchup with Pittsburgh on Saturday. Playing in Chicago has turned some of the Blackhawks into football fans. "Being from Canada, I know we have the CFL," forward Bryan Bickell said. "It's tough to follow. I'm not a big fan of the CFL. Being in Chicago for as long as I have been, I'm a Bears fan definitely.
January 30, 2014 |
Could Chicago ever host the Super Bowl? While all eyes will be on New York/New Jersey this Sunday for the first open-air, cold weather Super Bowl, Chicagoans have been debating for years whether the Big Game could come to the Windy City. Short answer: It's complicated. Bears chairman George McCaskey, who is on the NFL's Super Bowl committee, talked to the Chicago Tribune last March about whether the city could host. "It will depend on what happens in New York/New Jersey in 2014.
December 30, 2013 |
The Bears still had a chance to win their season-ending game against the Packers at Soldier Field as the time approached 6 p.m.. But the game was already over for one football fan who was arrested for allegedly walking out onto the field Sunday evening. Richard Vanhoeven, 37, of Dundee, Ill., was arrested at Soldier Field around 5:50 p.m. and charged with criminal trespass to a place of public amusement. According to the police report, Vanhoeven was arrested shortly after he entered the playing field, which is restricted...
November 26, 2013 |
One Direction announced their “Where We Are” North American tour dates Tuesday morning, including a Chicago stop at Soldier Field scheduled for August 29, 2014. The boy band, which formed in 2010, announced the North American leg of the tour on Tuesday, at a special “Good Morning America” Central Park concert. Tickets for the 21-city tour, which kicks off on August 1, 2014, in Toronto, go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 7. “Midnight Memories,” One Direction's third studio...