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Alcohol Free

  • Alcohol is prohibited in north endzone Sections 148 and 155. Possession of alcoholic beverages is not permitted in these sections, and fans who violate this policy will be ejected from the stadium.

Shaded & Covered Seating

The overhang of the second deck provides ample cover for a number of seats along the east sideline. This photo from Section 103 shows the upper rows of section 101 and others under cover.
Shown here are the 200 level club seats - about half of which are covered by the 300 level.
While covered seating is abundant on the lower east sideline, only the highest rows of the west sideline sections are under the overhang. Meanwhile, the entire Media Deck above the 100 level is completely covered.
Looking down at the Media Deck on the west side of Soldier Field. These are widely considered some of the best seats for a Bears game due to their views of the field and being completely under cover.
Some endzone sections at Soldier Field will be shaded. This photo shows the Colonnade seats in the South endzone where sections like 222-224 are completely shaded.
The Media Deck is a seating area on the west side of Soldier Field in sections 228-246. These are among the best sections for being protected from the elements as the 300 level hangs over the seats.

Less than 10% of seats at Soldier Field offer some type of shade or cover. Below is a sample of seats that are at least partially covered or shaded at different times of the day. To search for tickets or to find out if your seats are protected from the sun or rain, follow the link for the seat finder.

  • Rows 12 and above in Section 105 are covered
  • Rows 14 and above in Section 204 are covered
  • Rows 1 and above in Section 242 are covered

Obstructed Seating

  • Avoid Section 356, Row(s) 1-24 - Avoid low-number seats (1,2, etc.) in Section 356 as the view to the opposite endzone is obstructed by the seating deck of nearby sideline seating.

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Bears Sideline & Visitor Sideline

The Bears bench is along the west sideline in front of sections 134-140.
The Bears sideline is located on the west side of Soldier Field in front of sections 133-140.
The visitor sideline at Soldier Field is in front of sections 107-111.
The visitor sideline at Soldier Field is located on the east side in front of sections 107-111.

Bears Sideline - The Bears sideline is in front of 134, 136, 138 and 140
Visitor Sideline - The visiting team sideline is in front of 107, 108, 110 and 111

To search tickets in these sections, select an event and apply the filter for home or visitor sidelines.

See Also: Best Seats for Visiting Fans at Soldier Field

Other Popular Seating Areas

  • Lower Level Sideline - - Located on the lowest tier of Soldier Field and running along the sidelines, fans in the lower level sideline will have some ...
  • Lower Level Corner - - Sections in the Lower Level Corner get a good view of all the action and keep fans close to the field without having to pay t...
  • Lower Level Endzone - - Behind the endzones of Soldier Field on the lowest level, fans will have exciting views of scoring plays at the near endzone ...
  • Media Deck - - Located on the second level of Soldier Field behind the Bears’ sideline, the Media Deck seating area is found in Sections 2...
  • More Seating Areas

Best Seats for Kids and Family

Soldier Field offers a number of areas which we recommend if you're bringing your family to a football game, including alcohol prohibited seating, covered areas, and good all-around value.

Sections 148 and 155 on the lower seating tier are designated areas where alcohol is strictly prohibited. As a result, you will tend to have a less rowdy atmosphere and cleaner language being used from your neighboring fans, making it a great spot for bringing your little ones. Families pulling for the Bears will want to opt for section 148 as this gets you closer to the home sideline and the home team entry tunnel, and will also have you near the Bears Pro Shop for picking out a souvenir. Family restrooms are available close by to either option, located at sections 146 and 154.

Staying on the lower level, seats in rows 13 and higher of sections 104 and 105 are another great choice for families. You'll be just a short walk from the family restroom at section 154, and more importantly you will have great overhead coverage for staying protected from the weather. These seats are also right near the concourse entry tunnel, leaving fewer stairs for your group to traverse.

Media Deck sections 232-242 are among our absolute favorites when helping fans find the best tickets for bringing their families to a game. These sections are very small with no more than 12 rows in each, helping to create a more comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, and limiting the number of stairs you need to walk up and down. The other key feature here is the full coverage from the overhanging seating deck above, which keeps you much more protected from the weather than almost any other seat in Soldier Field.

But if you have a large family and are looking to save some money on the price of your tickets, some of the better affordable options will be found in the front rows of sections 323-325. Tickets here are far more reasonable than the 100 and 200 levels, and you'll also have a comfortable head on view of the field. The little ones will enjoy the good line of sight to the north endzone videoboard, and being near the front of the sections (rows 1-6) keeps you close to the concourse. You won't have any coverage from the elements, however in our experience the wind tends to be much more subdued in the south endzone compared to the north.

Whenever possible, you will want to avoid the 400 level sections along the west sideline if you're bringing the family to a game. The lower ticket prices are very tempting, however the aisles are incredibly steep and make for nerve racking trips to and from the concourse.

Sections 148 and 155

  • Alcohol prohibited seating
  • Close to family restrooms
  • Small sections with a short walk to the concourse

Sections 232, 233, 234 and 235

  • Smaller sections for easier access to and from the seats
  • Excellent overhead coverage for protection from the weather

Rows 13-19 in Sections 104 and 105

  • On the lower tier for less stairs to walk at the stadium
  • Good protection from the weather from overhanging deck above
  • Close to the concourse entry tunnels and not far from a family restroom

Rows 1-6 in Sections 323, 324 and 325

  • More affordable ticket prices
  • Head on view to the north endzone videoboard
  • Near the concourse entry tunnel

Best Seats for Impressing a Guest

The first place to look for an impressive seat at Soldier Field for a Bears game will be the United Club sections located on the 200 and 300 levels of the east sideline. Although among the most expensive options, ticket holders will be treated to an upscale experience which includes a luxurious climate controlled lounge, private entrances, and extra wide cushioned seats. The best of the best here will be the sections between the 20 yard lines (207-211 and 307-311) as you not only enjoy the premium benefits, but also have a remarkable view of the game. If you opt for the 300 level club seats, just be sure to stick to rows 6 and below as these keep you closer to the entry tunnels and feel closer to the action.

If the amenities aren't what you're after, you certainly can't disappoint with a 50 yard line seat on the lower 100 level at Soldier Field. On the west side of the stadium, rows 15 and up have the best views from sections 136-138, and will leave your guest in awe of having such a prime spot which is also just behind the Bears sideline. East side sections 108 and 110 won't be as close to the home team, however you can find covered seating in rows 12 and higher here, providing much needed relief from the elements if the weather is bad.

Last and certainly not least, we also recommend considering Media Deck sections 235, 237, and 239 which have phenomenal views near the 50 yard line. This seating area feels like its own private area, featuring far fewer rows in each section, and less fans to have to contend with in concession and restroom lines. Seats here are also entirely covered, so your guests will know that you had their comfort in mind.

You may be left asking why we don't specifically mention the very front rows of the lower 100 level - and its not because these are bad seats, there's actually few places which offer more excitement at Soldier Field. However, as these seats sit so close and so low to the field, the views can often be less than ideal (having some elevation is a good benefit to have for watching the action on the field). So don't let that deter you from considering the super close options, but do be aware that better all around views will be found elsewhere.

Sections 207, 208, 209 and 210

  • Desirable 50 yard line views
  • Upscale food and beverage options
  • Exclusive club level amenities

Rows 12-19 in Sections 108 and 110

  • Excellent views right by the 50 yard line
  • Good viewing height near the top of the lower seating tier
  • Overhead coverage to keep you out of the weather

Rows 1-5 in Sections 307, 308, 309 and 310

  • Premium amenities on the United Club level
  • Between the 20 yard lines for excellent viewing angles

Rows 15-19 in Sections 136 and 138

  • Right by the 50 yard line!
  • Close to the Bears players along the sideline
  • Good seating height and proximity to concourse

Sections 235, 237 and 239

  • Great views near the 50 yard line!
  • A more private feeling on the smaller Media Deck
  • Excellent overhead coverage

Recommended Seats for Partying and Socializing

A patio is located above the top row of section 354. Although the space gets incredibly windy, it provides views of the lake, along with drink rails and bartop tables.

Sections 351, 352, 353 and 354

  • Some of the cheapest tickets in the stadium
  • High concentration of beer vendors nearby

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Partying and Socializing.

Best Seats for Visiting Team Fans

If you're coming to Chicago and looking to cheer on the opponents at Soldier Field, the best seats will be the ones that get you closest to visiting team players. Unfortunately these are often some of the most expensive seats for football games due to being on the lower 100 level, so be prepared for higher prices when looking for the best overall visiting fan experience.

For the die hard fans, the top option is sitting directly behind the visitor bench in sections 107-111. Not only do these seats keep you close to your favorite players, but they also have you between the 25 yard lines for excellent sight lines to both endzones. However you will have to make a choice here as the lower rows will be the more exciting option due to the proximity to the bench, but with the limited elevation above field level it can often be difficult to see portions of the field. Conversely, the higher rows will have you further from your favorite players, but do provide a far superior viewing height for being able to see the field clearly (opt for rows 15 and higher for the best views).

Can't afford seats right behind the visitors bench but still want to be on the lower tier? Try searching for tickets in sections 101 and 155 at the north east corner. From here you will be right by the visiting team entry tunnel (located between these two sections), for great views of the players as they move between the field and the locker room. Visiting fans should also be aware though that section 155 is an alcohol prohibited seating area, so you won't be able to bring your adult beverages from the concourse to the seats. The first 3 rows in each of these sections will be the best spot to be if you're looking to get a high five, and below is a list of the seats which get you right beside the tunnel:

  • Section 101: Row 1 Seat 9, Row 2 Seat 10, Row 3 Seat 11
  • Section 155: Seat 19 in Rows 1 through 3

Another option which we recommend for visiting team fans is the 300 level south endzone near the east sideline (sections 318-321). You'll be further from the players, but still have a nice viewing angle down the visitors sideline and ticket prices will be much more affordable than being on the lower level. One of the most notable aspects about sitting here is the impressive view which you'll have to portions of the Chicago Skyline in the background above the far endzone. Travelling for a road game can be much more memorable when you get to experience both the game and the surrounding city culture.

A final honorable mention goes out to select seats on the Media Deck (sections 232-242) if you happen to be visiting Soldier Field for a game in December. Chicago winters can get quite cold, and these seats will keep you out of the weather thanks to excellent overhead coverage from the 300 level sections above.

Sections 107, 108, 110 and 111

  • Closest seats to the visitors sideline
  • Impressive proximity to the field

Sections 101 and 155

  • Right by the visiting team entry tunnel
  • Impressive lower level positioning

Sections 318, 319, 320 and 321

  • Great viewing angle down the visitors sideline
  • Excellent sight lines to parts of the Chicago skyline in the background
  • Minimal head turning and cheaper price tag

Best Seats for Great Views of the Field

While it comes with no surprise that the best views for football games at Soldier Field will be found near midfield, the unique construction of the stadium offers some notable areas where fans can get an impressive balance of viewing height and proximity to the field.

Being on the 100 level will undoubtedly keep you close to all the action, but not all seats on this lower seating tier offer those phenomenal views you're probably looking for. If you're all about being as close as possible without sacrificing a view, you'll want to stick with the upper rows (15 and higher) of sections 106-112 and 133-141. From here you get excellent balance of being able to see both ends of the field (thanks to being near midfield), and you'll also be higher up on the lower tier for seeing over the team and equipment along the sidelines. Sitting lower on the 100 level is certainly exciting, but the views will get more difficult due to the lower elevation above field level.

One of the more unique areas to consider for a great view are the 200 level Media Deck sections near the 50 yard line on the west side of Soldier Field (sections 235, 237, and 239). These are not considered to be club seats, but provide with a very premium feel due to the small seating sections and more private atmosphere. Although technically labeled as a 200 level section, these seats sit very close to the field due to Soldier's smaller lower tier. What makes these such an intriguing option is the complete overhead coverage above, which may cause you to lose sight of a high punt for a millisecond and can block videoboard sight lines, but ensures you stay out of the weather and focused on the action on the field.

200 level seating on the east side of Soldier is home to some of the best views possible when sitting near the 50 yard line (opt for sections 207-211), but you'll also need to spend quite a bit more to get here due to the upscale club amenities. Much like the Media Deck, you get that amazing combination of seating height and close proximity to the field due to the smaller lower level sections below. You won't have the same overhead coverage, but as a part of the United Club you can quickly make a trip to the upscale club level concourse to get a break from the weather when needed.

If you're looking for great views on a tighter budget, search for seats in the first 10 rows of sections 334-340 on the west side of the stadium. These are the seats which create the overhang for the Media Deck, and in doing so they sit closer to the field than you would expect for a 300 level seat. You'll be close to midfield for great all around views, and Bears fans will be happy to be closer to the home team sideline. Overall, you'll get a 200 level feel with excellent views at a 300 level price range.

Another unsung and more affordable option for great views at Soldier Field are the endzone seats behind the uprights on the 200 level (sections 221-223 and 251-253). These seats come with great viewing height, and straight away sight lines to the field as well as a videoboard at the far endzone. With little to no head turning required, you can sit back and enjoy the game in comfort. Stick with the first 10 rows for a better all around experience as you'll be closer to the lower entry tunnels and have good proximity to the field.

Among the seats you will want avoid when searching for a ticket with a good view are the upper rows of the 400 level seats along the west sideline (sections 427-447). Being this high up can make it difficult to follow all the action (especially when sitting in the corners) while also leaving you with longer walks up and down the steep aisles. You should also be careful when searching in section 356, as the lower numbered seats here have obstructed views due to the building structure to the left.

Sections 235, 237 and 239

  • Amazing views near the 50 yard line
  • Well protected by overhanging deck above
  • Close to the Bears sideline

Rows 1-10 in Sections 334, 335, 336 and 338

  • Close positioning to mid field
  • Excellent seating height for watching the game
  • Not too high up where views are more distant

Rows 15-19 in Sections 106, 107, 108 and 110

  • Desirable lower level seating
  • Close proximity to the 50 yard line and team benches
  • Further up on the lower tier for better sight lines

Rows 2-10 in Sections 221, 222, 223 and 251

  • Comfortable straight away views of the field
  • Good angles to the endzone videoboards

Sections 207, 208, 209 and 210

  • Excellent viewing angles from being near mid field
  • Perfect combination of viewing height and distance

Seat Views

Seating Tips & Advice

  • "The club seats are nice and the food is better" - It was a godsend that we were able to go inside the club lounge to warm up given that it was below zero outside.

Seat Ratings & Reviews

  • "Bring oxygen and be prepared to climb" - - Enjoyed the game immensely and the view was very good, right on the 20 yard line, but these seats ar...
    Section 435, Row 24, Seats 18-19
  • "Decent Seats in United Club" - - This was the cheapest seat I could find in the United Club seats. Given that it wasn't a horrible ex...
    Section 303, Row 10, Seat 17
  • "Good view on goal line + overhang" - - These seats look directly down the goal line of the north end zone on the visitor's bench side. Ther...
    Section 104, Row 14, Seats 7-8
  • "Just a Few Feet Behind the Bears Players" - - This is the second time I've sat in these seats. Was a little concerned with them being too low - es...
    Section 136, Row 5, Seat 14
  • "Cool Seats on a Hot Day" - - It's rare that we get mid-90s in late September in Chicago, but that's what we were facing this afte...
    Section 230, Row 10
  • "Must Be The Perfect View ! AWESOME sitting with the Bears Coaches - Players WIVES AND GIRLFRIENDS." - - See the players & coaches Wives & Girlfriends . For a Big Sports fan a lifetime experience in these ...
    Section 239, Row 8
  • "On the 45-yard line, behind the Bears bench" - - These seats were awesome! Amazing view of the field and nearly at the 50-yard line. It was really co...
    Section 138, Row 13, Seat 11
  • "Great Game, Great Experience" - - Bears vs. Lions, awesome game! I'm not too picky about bathroom or concession locations, but the tic...
    Section 440, Row 18, Seat 22
  • "LOUD and DRY" - - As others have said the sight lines are very good. One is also protected from the elements. However,...
    Section 241, Row 5, Seats 9,10,11,12
  • "Great for First Game" - - Crowd was great! All season ticket owners, we were greeted by amazing fans! To the left were loyal f...
    Section 122, Row 1, Seat 5
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    A patio is located above the top row of section 354. Although the space gets incredibly windy, it provides views of the lake, along with drink rails and bartop tables.

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