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Chicago's 57-acre Museum Campus encompasses three major museums along with Soldier Field

Working Group Charts Course for Future of Chicago’s Museum Campus 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Museum Campus working group on Thursday released “Where Worlds Connect,” a report detailing key analysis and recommendations to enhance Chicago’s Museum Campus. Among the recommendations is a widely reported proposal to put a dome over Soldier Field to enhance year-round use of the stadium. 

The report is the culmination of the effort to reimagine the Museum Campus that Lightfoot announced in February. The working group was composed of 23 civic leaders and chaired by Richard Price, executive chairman of Mesirow.  

“I am confident that the vision outlined for the Museum Campus can build a brighter future for generations in our great city,” said Price.  

The Campus includes the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, Soldier Field and the Lakeside Center of McCormick Place. It also includes key natural and recreational areas including the 12th Street Beach, Northerly Island Park and the Lakefront Trail.   


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