Soldier Field was designed in the neoclassical style and opened on Chicago's near South Side near Lake Michigan in 1924. Throughout its history, it's hosted a number of sporting events, concerts, rallies, and speeches. In 1971, the Chicago Bears left Wrigley Field and made Soldier Field their permanent home after the AFL-NFL merger required stadium seat at least 50,000 and include lighting for night games. In 2001, the Chicago Park District, which owns the stadium, announced plans to improve the aging and cramped facility by demolishing and reconstructing the interior while preserving the exterior. While the innovative design allowed for enhanced amenities, increased seating capacity, and improved accessibility for fans, many preservationists, architecture critics and residents were not thrilled about the renovation as the modern glass and steel structure was seen as incongruous with the stadium's neoclassical origins. Debates about the design of the stadium continue today.
Unframed: Paper measures 13 1/2 x 40 inches using grade A, pH neutral, heavy art stock & UV resistant ink. $34.95
Standard Frame: The print is mounted and backed up with foam core. Frame is black aluminum covered with glass. Outside dimensions are 13 3/4 inches x 40 1/4 inches. It measures about 7/8 inches out from the wall and is 3/8 inches wide with a rounded profile (front). $119.95
Select Frame: The panoramic frame measures 7/8 inches out from the wall and is 1 1/4 inches wide with a rounded profile (front). A single mat in an appropriate team color makes the Select Frame stand out, particularly for fans proclaiming their team enthusiasm. Outside dimensions are 15.5 x 42 inches. $169.95
Deluxe Frame: The print is mounted and backed up with foam core. Frame is black aluminum covered with glass. Outside dimensions are 18 inches x 44 inches. It measures about 7/8 inches out from the wall and is 1-1/4 inches wide with a custom sculpted profile (front). Two mats in appropriate colors make the Deluxe Framed option really stand out so fans can exclaim their enthusiasm. $219.95