Bears New Stadium Plans Have Fans Angry for One Reason

Bears fans are not excited about the idea of a new lakefront stadium.
Oct 28, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Bears logo is seen prior to a game against the New York
Oct 28, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Bears logo is seen prior to a game against the New York / Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears have made a ton of news this offseason for what they plan to do on the field in 2024. 

The Bears added playmakers on offense, traded Justin Fields, re-signed premier cornerback Jaylon Johnson, and likely will draft Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick. It’s a good time to be a Bears right now as this team looks poised to take that next step in 2024.

However, fans aren’t happy about the Bears' latest announcement about the new stadium, which has been a topic of conversation going back to last season.

On Wednesday, the Bears unveiled a one-minute and 37-second video showcasing the designs for the new lakefront stadium. The designs look cool when you see how the team wants to use the space around the stadium for fans. 

The idea of having a new stadium could also put the Bears in the running for the Super Bowl, Final Four, soccer games, and the Big Ten championship game. While all that sounds nice, Bears fans are angry that there’s nowhere to park.

When you have a lakefront stadium and other things around it, it doesn’t leave much room for parking, which means less space for tailgating. Tailgating is a part of the experience that fans love to take part in before heading into the stadium before kickoff.

Bears fans made jokes that they would have to park their cars in the lake and park their boats at the lake. Meanwhile, other fans don’t like the lakefront stadium and would rather have the new stadium at Arlington Heights.

Based on the reaction by the fans, it will be interesting to see how the Bears and the city try to spin this as it's only the first step of a long process.

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