Originally built as a monument to Chicago’s World War I servicemen and designed for track and field events, this stadium on Chicago’s lakefront was rebuilt to better accommodate its main tenant and its fans—football’s Chicago Bears. For the team, improvements include natural turf heated from below and improved training and dressing rooms. For the fans, improvements include better sight lines, concession areas, and skybox suites and lounges.

In addition to rebuilding the stadium, 98 acres surrounding the stadium, named Burnham Park, were redesigned, including 80 acres of parkland that place the stadium within the context of the adjacent museum campus. Park features include underground parking for 2,500 cars, a War Memorial Wall, a sledding hill, a children’s park, and improvements to the Police Memorial.

Stadium Architect of Record and Park Designer: Lohan Associates

Civic Soldier Field 4
Civic Soldier Field 2



Acres Parkland Reclamation


Parking Spaces