The city of Chicago is pulling out all the stops to keep the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
Earlier this year it was revealed the Bears were looking to leave Soldier Field.
Their plan was to move the team to Arlington Heights after agreeing to purchase a 326-acre plot out there.
However, the city of Chicago has been working hard to convince the team to stay and renovate Soldier Field.
An earlier proposal from the city saw the Bears turning it down, leading many to believe the team was moving to a new stadium.
But now the city is proposing a $2.2 billion renovation of their current stadium to keep the team in the downtown area.
In an effort to keep the Bears downtown, the City of Chicago has released a video showcasing its proposed $2.2B renovation to Soldier Field.
Here's a look: pic.twitter.com/dVe50bpS6e
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) January 9, 2023
The video of the proposed stadium shows the upgrades that will happen.
One of the biggest upgrades is the city planning to turn the stadium into a domed stadium.
This part of the plan is like the proposal for the new stadium, as both show the Bears playing in a dome.
However, turning the existing stadium into a domed stadium might prove tricky.
While the video shows how the company will make this happen, it can also be a hard sell to fans.
Some fans want the Bears to continue playing outside, even with a new stadium.
But with both plans now showing a domed stadium, fans have limited time with the Bears in the elements.
While the city thinks their new plan might keep the Bears around, it’s likely to be a waste of time.