Event History

College Football Scores at Soldier Field:

  • Oct. 6, 2012                Notre Dame 41, Miami 3
  • Sept. 1, 2012               Iowa 18, Northern Illinois 17
  • Sept. 17, 2011             Wisconsin 49, Northern Illinois 7
  • Sept. 9, 2012               Northern Illinois 17, Iowa 18
  • Sept. 1, 2007               Northern Illinois 3, Iowa 16
  • Aug. 23, 1997             Northwestern 24, Oklahoma 0
  • Sept. 3, 1994               Notre Dame 42, Northwestern 15
  • Sept, 1 1994                Washington State 10, Illinois 9
  • Sept. 5, 1992               Notre Dame 42, Northwestern 7
  • Dec 5, 1942                 Notre Dame 13, Great Lakes 13 (tie)
  • Oct. 10, 1931              Notre Dame 0, Northwestern 0 (tie)
  • Nov 29, 1930              Notre Dame 7, Army 6
  • Nov. 16, 1929             Notre Dame 13, USC 12
  • Nov. 9, 1929               Notre Dame 19, Drake 7
  • Oct. 19, 1929              Notre Dame 19, Wisconsin 0
  • Oct. 13, 1928              Notre Dame 7, Navy 0
  • Nov. 26, 1927             Notre Dame 7, USC 6
  • Nov. 27, 1926             Army 21, Navy 21 (tie)
  • Nov. 22, 1924             Notre Dame 13, Northwestern 6

Notable Event History at Soldier Field:

  • Soldier Field was the site of the former College All-Star Game, an exhibition between the last year's NFL champion (or, in its final years, Super Bowl champion) and a team of collegiate all-star players of the previous season prior to their reporting to the training camps of their new professional teams. This game was discontinued after 1976.
  • On September 1, 2007, Northern Illinois University faced the University of Iowa in the first Division I College Football game at Soldier Field since renovations in 2003. The game is the second game of a home series between the two programs, although NIU's campus is located in DeKalb, 69 miles (111 km) to the west of Soldier Field on Interstate 88. With attendance of 61,500, a Mid-American Conference record for a home football game was set. Iowa won 16–3.
  • Soldier Field annually hosts the Chicago Football Classic (since 2004) which is a matchup of top Historically Black College and University Football teams.
  • Soldier Field (then known as Grant Park Municipal Stadium) hosted its first football game on October 4, 1924 between Louisville Male High School and Chicago Austin High. Louisville Male won 26–0.
  • The 28th International Eucharistic Congress held three days of outdoor day and evening events June 21–23, 1926.
  • Over 100,000 spectators attended the 1926 Army/Navy Game at Soldier Field. This game would decide the national championship, as Navy entered undefeated and Army had lost only to Notre Dame. For once, the game lived up to all of the pre-game hoop-la, and even though the game ended in a 21–21 tie, Navy was awarded the national championship.
     
  • The Long Count Fight, the second heavyweight championship bout between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney, was held at Soldier Field on September 22, 1927.
  • The all-time collegiate attendance record of 123,000 plus was established November 26, 1927, as Notre Dame defeated the University of Southern California 7–6.
  • Over 15,000 spectators attend the first leg of the 1928 National Challenge Cup (now known as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup) between soccer teams Bricklayers and Masons F.C. of Chicago and New York Nationals of New York City. The match ended in 1–1 tie, and New York won the second leg 3–0 in New York City. 
  • Austin beats Leo to win 1937 Prep Bowl; highest attendance ever at Soldier Field estimated at over 120,000. 
  • Glenn "Fireball" Roberts won the only NASCAR Grand National race held at Soldier Field's short track which ran across the old configuration in 1956.
  • The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, held a rally at Soldier Field on July 10, 1966. As many as 60,000 people came to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary.
  • Soldier Field was the site of the former College All-Star Game, an exhibition between the last year's NFL champion (or, in its final years, Super Bowl champion) and a team of collegiate all-star players of the previous season prior to their reporting to the training camps of their new professional teams. This game was discontinued after the 1976. The final game in 1976 was halted in the third quarter when a torrential thunderstorm broke out and play was never resumed.
  • Soldier Field stadium was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup Venue of all matches scheduled to play in Chicago, including the opening match between Germany and Bolivia on June 17, 1994.

Chicago Bears History at Soldier Field:

  • Four NFC Championship Games have been held at Soldier Field.
  • The 1985 NFC Championship Game took place in Soldier Field, where the Bears defeated the Los Angeles Rams 24–0.
  • The 1988 NFC Championship Game took place here, where the Bears lost to eventual Super Bowl XXIII champions San Francisco 49ers 28–3.
  • The 2006 NFC Championship Game granted the Bears their second trip to the Super Bowl, the first in 21 years, with a 39–14 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
  • The 2010 NFC Championship Game matched the Bears against the Green Bay Packers, where the Bears were defeated by the eventual Super Bowl XLV champions, 21–14.

Other Chicago Bears Playoff Games at Soldier Field:

Concert History at Soldier Field:

  • ZZ Top – July 25, 1976
  • The Rolling Stones – July 8, 1978; September 11–12, 1994; September 23 and 25, 1997; September 10, 2005; and October 11, 2006
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – August 12–13, 1983
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – August 9, 1985
  • Madonna – July 31, 1987 with Level 42
  • Paul McCartney – July 29, 1990
  • The Grateful Dead – June 22, 1991; June 25–26, 1992; June 17–19, 1993; with Sting, July 23–24, 1994; and July 8–9, 1995
  • Pink Floyd – July 12, 1994
  • Pearl Jam – July 11, 1995, with Bad Religion and Otis Rush
  • U2 – June 27–29, 1997, with Rage Against the Machine and September 12–13, 2009 with Snow Patrol & again July 5, 2011 with Interpol.
  • Dave Matthews Band – June 29–30, 2000 with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Ozomatli and July 6–7, 2001
  • 'N Sync – June 16–17, 2001
  • Bon Jovi – July 21, 2006 with Nickelback; July 30–31, 2010 with Kid Rock; July 12, 2013
  • Kenny Chesney – June 21, 2008 with Keith Urban and LeAnn Rimes; June 13, 2009 with With Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum; July 7, 2012 with Tim McGraw.
  • U2's 360° Tour, which opened in North America at Soldier Field in September 2009 with 2 back-to-back dates and returned in 2011 for one more show.
  • The Eagles – June 19, 2010, with The Dixie Chicks
  • Spring Awakening Music Festival – June 16 & 17, 2012; June 14, 15 $ 16, 2013; Electronic music festival featuring Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Moby and Afrojack.
  • Justin Timberlake & Jay Z - July 22, 2013; Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour
  • Taylor Swift - August 10, 2013 with Ed Sheeran & Austin Mahone