Event History

College Football Scores at Soldier Field:

  • Sept. 28, 2015             Northwestern, 24, Illinois 14
  • Sept. 14, 2013             Illinois, 24, Washington 34
  • 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:

  • The New Zealand All Blacks made a historic return to the U.S. as they faced the U.S.A. Eagles at Soldier Field on November 1st, 2014. Excitement and anticipation for the match was high as the World Champion All Blacks had not made an appearance in the U.S. since 1980. Playing to a sold-out crowd, the All Blacks defeated the U.S.A. Eagles 74-6.
  • On July 1st, 2014 Soldier Field was the site for a free World Cup viewing party between the U.S. Men's National Team and Belgium. More than 28,000 soccer fans filled the stadium to watch the game broadcast live on the videoboards at Soldier Field.
  • Soldier Field was selected as one of four stadiums accross the country to host the 2014 Stadium Series. A sold-out crowd beared the snow and freezing temperatures to watch the Chicago Blackhawks defeat and the Pittsburgh Penguins 5 to 1 on March 1st, 2014. 
  • On July 28th, 2013, Soldier Field hosted the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. The United States Men's National Team defeated Panama, 1 to 0 in the championship.
  • 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 25th, 1976
  • The Rolling Stones – July 8th, 1978; September 11th & 12th, 1994; September 23rd & 25th, 1997; September 10th, 2005; and October 11th, 2006
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – August 12th & 13th, 1983
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – August 9th, 1985
  • Madonna – July 31st, 1987 with Level 42
  • Paul McCartney – July 29th, 1990
  • Grateful Dead – June 22nd, 1991; June 25th & 26th, 1992; June 17th, 18th, & 19th, 1993; with Sting, July 23rd & 24th, 1994; and July 8th & 9th, 1995; July 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2015: Fare Thee Well Tour
  • Pink Floyd – July 12th, 1994: The Division Bell Tour
  • Pearl Jam – July 11th, 1995, with Bad Religion and Otis Rush
  • U2 – June 27th, 28th, & 29th, 1997: PopMart Tour with Rage Against the Machine; September 12th & 13th, 2009: 360 Tour with Snow Patrol; July 5th, 2011: 360 Tour with Interpol.
  • Dave Matthews Band – June 29th & 30th, 2000: Summer 2000 Tour with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Ozomatli and July 6th & 7th, 2001
  • 'N Sync – June 16th & 17th, 2001: PopOdyssey Tour
  • Bon Jovi – July 21st, 2006: Have A Nice Day Tour with Nickelback; July 30th & 31st, 2010: The Circle Tour with Kid Rock; July 12th, 2013: Because We Can Tour
  • Kenny Chesney – June 21st, 2008: Poets and Pirates Tour with Keith Urban and LeAnn Rimes; June 13th, 2009: Sun City Carnival Tour with With Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum; July 7th, 2012: Brothers of The Sun Tour with Tim McGraw. June 6th, 2015: The Big Revival Tour with Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, Chase Rise and Old Dominion.
  • The Eagles – June 19th, 2010: The Long Road Out of Eden Tour with The Dixie Chicks & Keith Urban
  • Spring Awakening Music Festival – June 16th & 17th, 2012: Skrillex, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, Moby, Flux Pavillion, Carl Cox; June 14th, 15th, & 16th, 2013: Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Moby; June 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2014: Tiesto, Pretty Lights, Kaskade, Knife Party, Diplo, Big Gigantic; June 12th, 13th, & 14th: 2015: ZEDD, Hardwell, Tiesto, Eric Prydz, Diplo, Afrojack.
  • Justin Timberlake & Jay Z - July 22nd, 2013; Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour
  • Taylor Swift - August 10th, 2013: RED Tour with Ed Sheeran & Austin Mahone; July 18th & 19th, 2015: The 1989 World Tour with HAIM, Shawn Mendes, and Vance Joy
  • One Direction - August 29th & 30th, 2014: Where We Are Tour; August 23rd, 2015: On The Road Again Tour with ICONA POP
  • Luke Bryan - August 31st, 2014; That's My Kind of Night Tour
  • Beyonce & JAY Z - July 24th, 2014 On The Run Tour
  • Beyonce - May 27th & 28th, 2016: The Formation World Tour
  • Coldplay - July 27th & 28th, 2016: A Head Full of Dreams Tour
  • Guns N' Roses - July 1st & 3rd, 2016: Not In This Lifetime... Tour