Proposed Soldier Field Dome, Entertainment District Showcased in Developer’s New Video Proposal – NBC Chicago
, 2023-01-08 09:34:12,
Chicago officials have been scrambling to entice the Bears to stay at Soldier Field, and on Sunday morning a would-be developer released a grandiose new video showing off a number of amenities meant to keep the team in town, including a dome.
The video, posted by a group called the Reimagine Soldier Field Coalition, is nearly six minutes long and features a flyover of areas in and around the stadium, including a new transit center and concert space that would expand the stadium’s footprint.
The group is spearheaded by Landmark Development, which has partnered with numerous professional sports franchises, including the Minnesota Vikings, on the construction of US Bank Stadium. The group also helped launch a massive renovation and redevelopment of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, as well as the construction of MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets.
The highlight of the video is the stadium itself, with the proposal centering around a new glass dome that would protect the interior from the elements and potentially draw interest from a wide variety of partners, including the NFL, NCAA, and concert promoters. . The goal would be to host Super Bowls and Final Fours, both of which are currently impossible due to the outdoor nature of the stadium.
In addition to the dome, several new features would be added to the stadium, including clubs on the east and west sides that would allow fans to not just wander between…
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