Chicago Bears: “Bear weather” clearly doesn’t help them win

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Earlier in the month, the Chicago Bears announced that they are going to pursue the property that used to be the Arlington International Racecourse in Arlinton Heights, Illinois. They currently play thier home games at Soldier Field in Chicago but they appear to be interested in moving. Soldier Field has a lot of great history but it severely lacks a lot of modern advantages. The Bears would be really smart to do what they need to do in order to either move or get a better stadium in Chicago.

The Chicago Bears need to play in a new stadium that has climate control.

A lot of Bears fans and media like to talk about something called “Bear weather”. The idea suggests that the Bears have an advantage over thier opponents, especially those from warm climates, because of how cold it gets in the winter months. That idea, however, is wrong and doesn’t help the Bears in any way, shape, or form.

If “Bear weather” was a real thing or had any sort of advantage, they would probably have more division titles or playoff wins over the past decade or more. In fact, they have been one of the worst franchises in the sport for a very long time so the weather isn’t helping them at all.

This is why nobody should use that as an excuse as to why they shouldn’t upgrade the stadium. They don’t win in the cold so playing in a dome or a place with a retractable roof isn’t going to harm them on the playing field. If anything, it could help them because then they would actually play on a field that is well kept and designed for football.

If they moved into a state-of-the-art stadium that had a roof, it would be an amazing thing for the state of Illinois as well. When football season is not going on, they would be able to host things like the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, and Wrestlemania. All of those things would be so fun to have right in our own backyard. Soldier Field doesn’t get to hold any of those activities for a variety of reasons, despite being located in a world-class city.

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The Chicago Bears should absolutely consider this move if they are awarded the land. They would have to pay money for the duration of thier current lease that they would be breaking but it would be worth it for a franchise that is worth billions. “Bear weather” hasn’t helped them in their history and it isn’t going to start any time soon.