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The Lightfoot administration has announced three proposals for renovating Solider Field in Chicago, including a domed covering

Lightfoot Unveils Three Options for Renovating Soldier Field

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday announced three proposals for renovations of Soldier Field, a component of the city’s lakefront Museum Campus.  The proposals stem from considerations and recommendations made by the Mayor’s Museum Campus Working Group.  

“An improved Soldier Field will deliver a world-class visitor experience,” said Lightfoot. “Furthermore, any of these proposed renovations will allow Soldier Field to retain its role as an economic engine for Chicago for years to come, as these changes will allow us to keep bringing sports, music and other exciting events to our city.”   

The three proposals include the following: 

  • Fully enclose the stadium by rebuilding both endzones with columns that can support a dome structure.   
  • Rebuild both endzones with columns to make the stadium dome ready.  
  • Modify Soldier Field to be a multi-purpose stadium better suited for soccer while improving its flexibility to accommodate major concerts and a range of events. 
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