Prominent PlayersWalter Payton, Dick Butkus, Sid Luckman, Mike Ditka
The Chicago Bears are as historical as the NFL itself. The Bears are one of the founding charter members of the National Football League. Established in 1919, the Chicago Bears are currently the second oldest franchise in the NFL. The Staley Starch Company decided to sponsor a football team in 1920 and that is how the team came to be, as they joined the American Football Association (which later got renamed to the National Football League). The Bears have been one of the most successful NFL franchises ever and reigned supreme especially during the 1930s to the 1960s. The Bears have had some of the greatest names in Pro Football as part of their franchise like Walter Payton, Dick Butkus, and Mike Ditka. The Chicago Bears have the second most victories in the history of the league. The franchise is also historical for having the most number of enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Bears have not reached the heights of their glorious past in the contemporary NFL era however, the franchise still remains a strong contender in the NFC North Division. The Bears entered the franchise for a fee of $100 and now they are valued at around $5.8 billion dollars.
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The Chicago Bears are one of the most successful teams in the history of the game. Before the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, the Bears were dominant in the National Football League and won 8 Championship titles. They had their most successful run of form in the Playoffs again in the 1980s when they also won their maiden Super Bowl (in 1985). In recent times the Bears have struggled to make it to the Playoffs on a consistent basis.
To date the Bears have a Playoff record of 17 wins and 20 losses. They have won 19 Divisional Championships, 1 Super Bowl, 4 Conference Championships and 8 NFL Championships (pre 1970s merger).
Why do the Bears want to move to Arlington Heights?
The Chicago Bears have been based out of Soldier Field for most of their NFL history. The owners of the Bears recently purchased the Arlington International Racecourse for $197.2 million and intend to move the Bears to the suburbs of Chicago. The current Bears stadium is the smallest stadium in the NFL and the Bears want to relocate to Arlington Heights to generate more revenue for the team's benefit.
Where is the Chicago Bears Home Stadium?
The current Chicago Bears home stadium is Soldier Field. Established in 1924, it is the oldest stadium in the NFL and the MLS. Apart from being the home stadium for the Chicago Bears, it also serves as the home stadium for the Chicago Fire FC of the MLS. The historic venue has hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, and multiple CONCACAF Gold Cup championships.
How rich is the Chicago Bears owner?
The Chicago Bears have been owned by the Halas family since 1921. The current owner is Virginia Halas McCaskey, who has owned the team since 1983 after the death of her father George Halas. The 98 year old owner of the Bears is worth approximately $1.3 billion.
Does Aaron Rodgers own the Bears?
Technically Aaron Rodgers does not own the Chicago Bears. However, being a Packers player through and through, he has dominated their fiercest rivals (the Chicago Bears) throughout his NFL career. Thus, Rodgers has often exclaimed that he owns the Bears (but only on field during games!)
Where can I stream Chicago Bears games?
You can stream any Chicago Bears game on the Chicago Bears app or the NFL Game Pass app. Bears games are also streamed on FOX Sports, or ESPN or CBS.