East Lawn

The stadium’s perfect lakefront location makes the exterior parklands and parking lots ideal for a variety of outdoor events including concerts, car shows, festivals, ride and drives, tent shows, and walks and runs.

Over 400,000-sq. ft of event space within the beautifully landscaped parklands of the Museum Campus. Route planning for walks and runs is made easy with Soldier Field’s easy access to the Lakefront Trail and downtown. Car shows and ride and drives can utilize the flat surface parking lots to showcase their brand, with plenty of space for back of house.

Outdoor Event Spaces

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Stadium Green

The perfect setting for outdoor events in Chicago.

Situated along the southeast side of the stadium grounds, this landscaped lawn space can accommodate large outdoor events and festivals. With proximity to the stadium gates, this is an ideal setting for fan fests before a concert or sporting event. Easy load-in/out for all of your sponsorship and activation needs with permanent light towers to accommodate overnight set up. Inflatables, mobile bars, tent events, and a variety of sponsor activations work well within this area. With easy access to the Lakefront Trail, this setting perfectly suits walks and runs as a pre-event kickoff or post-event fan fest area.

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South Lot

A blank canvas to create any event imaginable.

The largest parking lot of Soldier Field, this flat, open-surface lot can be transformed into anything your creativity takes you. It has been an ideal setting for car shows, concerts, drive-ins, festivals, ride and drives, tent shows, and walks and runs. With visibility from busy Lake Shore Drive, this area is sure to attract attention from the thousands of Chicagoans who pass by on their commute.

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Great Lawn

Beautifully landscaped lawn space with close proximity to the Lakefront.

On the east side of the stadium grounds, the Great Lawn is a large lawn space that can accommodate ceremonies, fundraisers, tented events, and walks and runs. Bordering the Lakefront Trail, walks and runs find the space ideal as their pre-event check-in or post-event festival area. The space is also adjacent to Gold Star Families Memorial and Park where many police memorials and ceremonies are held.

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East Lawn

Perfect for tailgates and small tented gatherings.

Located on the east side of the stadium grounds and directly below the colonnades, this landscaped lawn space is ideal for smaller tailgates and tented events. Host your alumni group before the big game for a private tailgate. Add a stage and kickoff your fundraising event in this space before a 5k.

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Southwest Lawn

Engage fans and showcase your sponsors.

On the southwest side of the stadium grounds, this small landscaped lawn space is ideal for pre-game tailgates and sponsorship activation areas. When used in combination with our other exterior spaces along the stadium grounds, this space can transform into a festival area as well.

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Adler Lot

Ready to be transformed into your event destination.

Situated on Northerly Island, between Burnham Harbor and Lake Michigan, the Adler Lot is a flat, open-surface lot ideally utilized for private tailgates, drive-ins, and festivals. With close proximity to the Adler Planetarium and the Huntington Bank Pavilion, this lot can also be rented out for parking needs related to private functions at those venues.

East Museum Lot

Showcase your sponsor activation front and center.

With visibility from the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Soldier Field, the East Museum Lot is a great place to showcase your sponsorship activation to the thousands of visitors to the Museum Campus. This flat, open-surface lot is ideal for private tailgates, sponsor activations, or production back-of-house areas. The lot can also be rented out for parking needs related to private functions at the museums.

Waldron Parking Deck

Not just for parking anymore.

Adjacent to the south end of Soldier Field, this two-tier parking structure is ideal for drive-ins or festivals. With the stadium and city skyline in the background, production companies find the top level of the parking deck an fantastic setting for commercial shoots or TV shows.


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