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In a matchup not seen since 2010, the NFC North's Chicago Bears will host the AFC East's Buffalo Bills at historic Soldier Field on Sept. 7. The contest will serve as the season opener for both squads, who have not squared off in the Windy City since 2010 nor ever met in the first game of the year. Chicago leads the all-time series, 7-4, and has won four of its last six against the Bills, including the last two in 2006 and 2010.
Soldier Field Seating Information
Spacious Soldier Field offers plenty of seating for Bears vs Bills including in the Lower Level (101-155), Club Level (202-216, 301-317), Media Deck (228-246), Colonnade (218-226, 248-256, 318-326, 349-356), and Grandstand (427-447). The Bears typically occupy the sideline near Sections 130-144, while the Bills will likely be stationed by Sections 104-114. Click the "Notes" icon included with listings to reveal any additional information left by the seller.
Soldier Field General Information
All guests and belongings are subject to search upon entering the stadium, and only items allowed under the NFL's league-wide policy will be permitted inside Soldier Field for the game. Note that disorderly conduct, which is determined on a case-by-case basis by venue staff, may be grounds for ejection so fans are advised to abide by all stadium rules and guidelines. In addition to that included in the league policy, items such as backpacks, diaper bags, purses larger than a small clutch, strollers, seat cushions, and umbrellas are also prohibited.
Soldier Field Parking Information
There are six designated lots surrounding the venue that are open on event day, though all are on a first-come, first-served basis and may require a payment of cash only. Lots typically open approximately four hours before kickoff, and close six hours after the end of the event for day games. Tailgating is permitted in all lots, and there is also a private tailgating area located in the Adler Planetarium parking lot.
Soldier Field Gate Times
Soldier Field gates generally open several hours before the game's scheduled start time, though this is subject to change ahead of the Bears-Bills season opener on Sept. 7.