How to Save Your Money on Soldier Field Parking

When it comes to the Chicago Bears and their fans, it's all about tradition.

But since Soldier Field parking can cost you the proverbial arm & a leg, that tradition can be painfully expensive…

Find Chicago Bears parking within a mile of Soldier Field for as little as 5 bucks here or $20 here.

How expensive? Well, a Chicago Bears parking pass goes for $49, the 5th highest in the NFL… but that’s the face value cost. Try - just try, and find one for that much online.

More than likely, it will cost you anywhere from $100 - $400 on StubHub to park at one of the official lots located on the east side of Lake Shore Drive.

Not quite as expensive but equally hard to get are spaces at the 2 overflow lots on the other side of Lake Shore - one on 18th Street (alcohol prohibited) and one on E 31st Street. These go for $50 and $40 respectively and are sold almost exclusively on

Best bets for Soldier Field parking & tailgating

The View From Adler Planetarium Lot
By Raymond Tambunan (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
  • If you want to splurge and tailgate in style, then go with the Adler Planetarium Lot.

    It's located a bit further away from the stadium than the other official parking lots but it's door to door with the shuttle bus and the view of the Chicago skyline on one side and Lake Michigan on the other is unbeatable. Passes can be purchased through StubHub and for about $100.

  • If you want to save $50 while still being able to tailgate within a mile of Soldier Field then Legacy Parking is the spot that hits the spot.

  • If you won't be tailgating then there are several discount parking lots available that will save you even more cash. Find them here.

  • Or, (if you won't be tailgating) you can simply park on the street for $2-$4 per hour. There are a good amount of spaces within a short (15 minutes) walk from the stadium, but the best ones are at S. Michigan Ave just below W 18th St, where you can park for up to 4 hours -- most of the other spots have a 2-hour limit.

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