All of Chicago is awaiting major details about the Bears' plans to build a new stadium somewhere in or around the city. In a letter to season ticket holders, Bears CEO/President Kevin Warren unveiled a detail about the stadium.
"I have embraced the opportunity to meet many of you, our Season Tickets Holders, who all share the same passion and enthusiasm to bring a Super Bowl victory to the Chicagoland area as well as a new, world-class fixed-roof stadium," Warren wrote.
While unconfirmed, it was always fairly obvious the Bears would be building a stadium with a roof. They said as much during their town hall meeting with Arlington Heights. Back then, however, Ted Phillips was in charge of the Bears' stadium project.
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It's also important that Warren said "fixed roof," meaning the Bears will not have a retractable roof for their stadium that can accommodate inside and outside events. Without knowing the reason for a fixed roof, retractable ones are much more expensive.
The Bears are continuing with their plan to build a new stadium. The most significant update on the horizon is where the Bears will name their next stadium location. Warren mentioned as much in the letter, alluding that a decision is coming soon.
"Additionally, we are making progress on our stadium development plan," Warren wrote. "Our deliberate and intentional process continues, and when a site is selected and a decision is made, we will be sure to communicate the plan for our Season Ticket Holders. We know and understand the critical role you play in our future."
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