Soldier Field

Soldier Field

Soldier Field is an American football stadium located in Chicago, Illinois. Its name is derived from the fact that it is a memorial to American soldiers who have died in wars. Despite hosting other events, including field (outdoor) hockey, soccer and Ruggby Union (USA against New Zealand in 2014), the stadium is best known s the home of the Chicago Bears.

Soldier Field was used to host five World Cup 1994 matches. Games played there included the opening match between then World Cup holders Germany and Bolivia, three other group stage matches and one of the last-sixteen ties.


Location: Chicago, Illinois

Capacity: 63,117

Construction: 1922 - 1924

Matches: Germany 1 : 0 Bolivia (June 17), Germany 1 : 1 Spain (June 21), Greece 0 : 4 Bulgaria (June 26), Bolivia 1 : 3 Spain (June 27), Germany 3 : 2 Belgium (July 2)


World Cup 1994 Venues : Rose Bowl, Pontiac Silverdome, Stanford Stadium, Giants Stadium, Citrus Bowl, Soldier Field, Cotton Bowl, Foxboro Stadium and Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.