Bear Country: Four Homes Near Potential New Stadium Locations for the Monsters of the Midway

Seeking a venue bigger than their earlier house of Wrigley Area, the Chicago Bears moved into Soldier Area full-time in 1971. Since then, Soldier Area, and its classically columned façade, has turn into an emblem of the Bears, with 61,500 followers pouring into the stadium on sport days to look at their favourite workforce.

However after greater than 50 years at Soldier Area, which has turn into the smallest-capacity stadium within the NFL, the Bears have began to seek for a brand new house. They first declared their curiosity in transferring by buying the previous Arlington Park race monitor in Arlington Heights. However as negotiations with that suburb have dragged on, the Bears have acquired a number of overtures gives from different cities desperate to have (or, within the case of Chicago, maintain) the workforce.

Because the Bears season will get underway, we’re having a look at potential new properties for the workforce…and close by properties for you in case you’d prefer to comply with of their footsteps.

Arlington Heights

Given the truth that they’ve already invested almost $200 million within the land buy, the main candidate for the Bears’ relocation must be thought of Arlington Heights.

Only a quick drive from the potential future stadium is that this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathtub residence nestled within the sought-after Virginia Terrace neighborhood. Is it only a coincidence that the neighborhood occurs to be the namesake of the Bears’ matriarch, Virginia McCaskey? The house gives a grand two-story entryway, which results in a chef’s kitchen and a spacious front room.  The first suite is the star of the present, full with vaulted ceilings, two spacious walk-in closets and an ensuite bathtub with twin vanities.

Outdoors, the house gives a non-public yard with a stamped concrete patio lined by a pergola, supplying you with the proper mixture of shade and solar for internet hosting a barbecue on gamedays.

South Loop

There may be, in fact, the robust chance that the Bears don’t depart the Windy Metropolis in any respect. And the south lakefront remains to be the most certainly downtown location for the Monsters of the Halfway, whether or not they play in an enlarged and renovated Soldier Area or a brand-new stadium close by.

In that case, this South Loop townhome with a rooftop deck providing views of Soldier Area, is the proper Bears den. The additional-wide all-brick house contains 4 ranges of dwelling area, with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, set atop an underground two-car storage.

The residence has been thoughtfully designed with an open-concept dwelling/eating space that’s nice for entertaining. Giant east-facing bay home windows present an abundance of pure mild, whereas the penthouse den with a moist bar and built-in wine fridge, presents the proper place to entertain friends on sport days. And the house is inside strolling distance of the stadium…for now.


As soon as the Bears introduced that Arlington Heights was now not their singular focus, Naperville’s mayor instantly wrote a letter inviting the workforce to arrange store within the sought-after western suburb. The 2 events have held preliminary conferences however haven’t taken any additional motion.

For the last word gameday hangout area, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath Naperville residence is an leisure haven. You possibly can watch the sport within the decrease degree’s spacious leisure space, whereas serving up drinks and snacks on the bar or having fun with a bottle of wine from the wine cellar. The decrease degree additionally gives a 3-reason room, which opens to the resort-style yard that encompasses a pool and spa.

The higher degree gives a grand major suite full with a fireplace lounge and a sublime bathtub with a freestanding tub, massive glass bathe, twin vanities, and walk-in closet. Three further bedrooms share this higher degree, which additionally boasts a bonus loft space and walkout deck.


Most just lately, the north-suburban city of Waukegan additionally threw its hat into the ring to host the Bears. Waukegan is lobbying on its abundance of transportation choices, the chance for one more lakefront venue and extra space as causes the workforce ought to make the transfer.

If that appears like a profitable combo to you, this two-bedroom, two-bath townhome in close by Gurnee is a good worth. With a brand-new kitchen rehabbed in 2023, new hardwood flooring, up to date loos, and plenty of new home windows, this house has been upgraded greater than the Bears’ o-line. The two acres of open area off the rear patio is the proper spot for a pleasant sport of contact soccer on Sundays earlier than kickoff.