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Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears

National Football League

Chicago Bears Essentials:

Home Town: Chicago, Illinois

Owners
A.E. Staley Company (1919–1921)
George Halas and Dutch Sternaman (1921–1932)
George Halas (1932–1983)
Virginia McCaskey (1983–present)

Brief History of the Chicago Bears
Founded: 1919 by George Halas
Original Name: Decatur Staleys (1919–1920)
Location Change: Chicago Staleys (1921)
Name Change: Chicago Bears (1922-present)

First NFL Championship: 1921
Last NFL Championship: 1985
Other NFL Championships: 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963

Bears NFL Draft History | Playoff History

chicago Bears Hall of Famers:


Doug Atkins
George Blanda
Dick Butkus
George Connor
Mike Ditka
John "Paddy" Driscoll
Jim Finks
Dan Fortmann
Bill George
Harold "Red" Grange
George Halas
Dan Hampton
Ed Healy
Bill Hewitt
Stan Jones
Sid Luckman
William Roy "Link" Lyman
George McAfee
George Musso
Bronko Nagurski
Walter Payton
Gale Sayers
Mike Singletary
Joe Stydahar
George Trafton
Clyde "Bulldog" Turner

Retired Numbers:


3 - Bronko Nagurski 1930-7, 1943
5 - George McAfee 1940-1, '45-50
7 - George Halas 1920-1928
28 - Willie Galimore 1957-1963
34 - Walter Payton 1975-1987
40 - Gale Sayers 1965-1971
41 - Brian Piccolo 1966-1969
42 - Sid Luckman 1939-1950
51 - Dick Butkus 1965-1973
56 - Bill Hewitt 1932-1936
61 - Bill George 1952-1965
66 - Clyde "Bulldog" Turner 1940-1952
77 - Harold "Red" Grange 1925, 1929-34

Home Stadiums:


Staley Field (1919–1920)
Wrigley Field (1921–1970)
Soldier Field (1971–2001)
Memorial Stadium (Champaign) (2002)
Soldier Field (2003–present)

Current Stadium Stats:


Name: Soldier Field
Opened: October 9, 1924, Reopened September 29, 2003
Capacity: 61,500
Defining Feature(s): Modeled on the Greco-Roman architectural tradition, with columns rising above the stands.

Chicago Bears Fight Song:


Bear Down, Chicago Bears

Team Colors:


Navy Blue, Orange and White

Chicago Bears Head Coaches (since 1920):


George Halas 1920 - 1929
Ralph Jones 1930 - 1932
George Halas 1932 - 1942
Hunk Anderson 1942 - 1945
Luke Johnsos 1942 - 1945
George Halas 1946 - 1955
Paddy Driscoll 1955 - 1957
George Halas 1957 - 1968
Jim Dooley 1968 - 1971
Abe Gibron 1971 - 1974
Jack Pardee 1974 - 1978
Neill Armstrong 1978 - 1982
Mike Ditka 1982 - 1993
Dave Wannstedt 1993 - 1998
Dick Jauron 1999 - 2003
Lovie Smith 2004 - Present
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