The best of these options would be to modify it for different events. Maybe a main purpose soccer field, with lots of different events to compliment it. (Like concerts).
I just don’t see the nfl team sticking around, so spending a lot of money to renovate a stadium for that purpose only for them to leave is a bad idea. But who knows, maybe they’ll stay.
What about the old stadium?
It’s too old, it’s too small. It’s in a beautiful location, but difficult to get to for most of the fans. And it was ruined when the spaceship landed on it in 2003…
Locals nickname the current renovation the Spaceship because of its alien shape and juxtaposition to the neo-classical original stadium.
As for the Arlington move. I kind of hope they keep the racetrack. It would be a great addition to the new stadium, and could be a draw even when the games aren’t being played.
The juxtaposition is one of my favorite parts of the stadium. It really emits the Chicago energy, old neoclassical buildings intermixed with the new modern glassy facade. Better than destroying the oldest stadium in the NFL!
Here’s the Bears’ vision for Arlington Heights
The team says it will not seek public funding for a new stadium, but it will for the rest of a surrounding entertainment district in the northwest suburb.
The guys who designed allegiant stadium in Vegas are apparently designing this one so it should be good.