Kick of the Week: Soldier Field, Chicago

Soldier Field, Chicago, IL – November 2012

Happy Veterans Day!

Fun Soldier Field facts:
– Initially named Municipal Grant Park Stadium, it opened in 1924 as a memorial to American soldiers.
– Its earliest seating configuration allowed for anywhere from 74,000 to over 100,000 spectators. Current stadium capacity is 61,500, making it the smallest stadium in the NFL.
– As a result of its controversial 2003 renovation (by architects Benjamin Wood and Dirk Lohan, grandson of Mies van der Rohe), Soldier Field was stripped of its National Historic Landmark status.

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