Afternoon Briefing: What a Bears lakefront stadium might look like

Good afternoon, Chicago.

The Chicago Bears — one of the National Football League’s charter franchises — unveiled today plans for a new stadium project on the lakefront partly funded by the public that would give the team a facility in line with many of the NFL’s ultra-modern, fan-friendly structures.. See renderings of the proposed stadium.

And take a look back at where the Bears have played home games since 1921.

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