The Soldier Field renovations were pointless
Soldier Field has solidified its status as one of the worst stadiums in the NFL. That’s impressive, given that it is technically less than 20 years old in its current form.
The renovations of just 18 years ago did very little to improve the stadium, and in some ways it made an already outdated stadium worse.
Sure, the interior is newer and sparkly. The concessions and restrooms are significantly better.
But that’s about it. Parking is horrendous. It has extremely low capacity for one of the largest markets in American sports. It can’t host major events. The exterior doesn’t match. It was taken off of the National Register of Historic Places because it changed so much.
Was it really worth it?
No, it wasn’t.
The only silver lining is that the team now has an opportunity to build a top tier, technologically advanced stadium and model it after other super stadiums, such as SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.
Perhaps the team should have just renovated the infrastructure and concourse of Soldier Field in 2003 and kept the bowl intact.
One could say that the front office double-doinked their stadi…….ahhh, let’s not talk about that. We’re already suffering enough as Bears fans.