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Monday, August 16, 2010

Chicago Bears - Home Stadiums

Fall 2021: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Bears poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

A. The Chicago Bears was established in 1920. The team has been known by the following names:
Decatur Staleys 1920
Chicago Staleys 1921
Chicago Bears 1922-Present

B. The Bears have played in five home stadiums:
1. Staley Field, Decatur IL
1920 + 1921 (two league games were played at Staley Field over the course of these two seasons)

1920 – Decatur Staleys – The team played 10 games, 8 in the American Professional Football Association (renamed the NFL for the 1922 season). Only 1 of the 10 games was played at their home Staley Field in Decatur IL (an APFA game Nov 21, 1920 vs Hammond Independents) and 4 were played at Cubs Park (Wrigley Field) in Chicago
1921 – Chicago Staleys – The team officially moved to Chicago and played 7-ish games at Cubs Park (Wrigley Field) + 1 game at Staley Field (Oct 10, 1921 vs Rock Island)
1922 – Chicago Bears – All home games were played at Cubs Park (Wrigley Field)

2. Cubs Park (1920-25) / Wrigley Field (1926-Present)
Parts of 1920 through to 1970

3. Soldier Field, Chicago

4. University of Illinois Memorial Stadium, Urbana-Champlain IL

5. Soldier Field, Chicago
2003- Present

C. For more information on the Bears, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:

For a great summary of the Bears' year by year standings:

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "", it also has great information on football stadiums):

D. Celebrate the Bears' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Chicago Bears and the history of the Bears franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 12 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 12 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Chicago Bears YouTube video at or go directly to the artwork website where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel

E. Stadium artwork
Please note that the actual original, hand drawn pen and ink sketches used for the 5 stadium images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Chicago Bears fan. If you are interested in being the owner of this complete and original collection of Chicago Bears home stadium images, please contact me by email and I can explain how they can all be framed in one beautiful piece.

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Bears.


This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated November 5, 2020. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at !

Many thanks!!!

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Thank you for taking the time to add a comment - all input is welcome, especially the constructive kind! All the best - Scott