Wrigley Field instead of Soldier Field for The Fire

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  1. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #26 firefan2001, Aug 17, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2019
    Length is OK, but width doesn't look close to 75 yards (Max 60 yards wide).
     
  2. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Somehow I think Chicago Park District and the Bears are playing hard ball, so if we return to Solders Field we will be paying a arm and a leg for rent and probably have to play a bunch/most of our games midweek. Talk about having a hard time drawing fans.

    or

    We will be playing our 2020, 2021 etc seasons at Seat Geek Stadium, until Joe finds land to build a SSS.
     
  3. DCW531

    DCW531 Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Yes, width is generally the problem. Not sure what the NCAA mandates for bench space, but the NFL mandates a 10 yard deep players area on each side of the field (30 yard line to 30 yard line), and 2 yard wide striping around the field, so 10+2+53+2+10 = 77 yards wide at the center. A lot of NFL stadiums round off the corners, so they may not fit at the ends, or have to shorten the pitch to 100-110 yards. With baseballs irregular stadium designs, the problem is usually worse.
     
  4. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    SeatGeek IS a Football Specific Stadium. And it's new.
     
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  5. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SSS in the city.
     
  6. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Oki, J-pan
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wrigley can barley fit an American football field. Plus Yankee Stadium looks like shit on tv. We don't need any more of that.
     
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  7. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Ivy is nice though.
     

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