No NFL field should look as bad as Soldier Field does this Saturday afternoon for the Bears’ preseason opener vs. the Chiefs.
Soldier Field is an iconic venue, little question. But the standard of the sphere is at its absolute worst; and it’s only the preseason.
“This isn’t photoshop. That is what the sphere actually looks like today,” said Jason Lieser.
FS1’s Colin Cowherd is confused like the remainder of us. Did the organization turn it right into a driving range earlier this week?
“Each time I watch a @ChicagoBears home game, I’m left wondering if the sphere was used as a driving range the week before,” said Cowherd.
He is not fallacious. Soldier Field is a humiliation this afternoon.
Hopefully the Bears’ maintenance crew does something about this. The excellent news is there’s a while to make much-needed changes.
The Bears won’t return to Soldier Field until Week 1 of the particular regular-season. They tackle the Seahawks in Seattle on Aug. 18 and the Browns in Cleveland on Aug. 27.
The NFC North organization will finally return home for the team’s 2022 season opener against the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 11. For some reason we now have a sense the sphere’s quality will likely be no higher.