As the news breaks regarding The Chicago Bears signing a purchase agreement for the Arlington International Racecourse, Bob Sirott speaks with Chicago Bears beat writer for The Athletic, Kevin Fishbain. Kevin talks about next steps for the Bears including financing as the move from Soldier Field will be a multi-billion dollar project; explains the role of the NFL in respect to the Bears making this change; and more.
Later in the show, Bob speaks with Host of Bears GameDay Live & Bears GameNight Live, Lou Canellis. Lou says “it’s too late” for Mayor Lightfoot and the city of Chicago to convince the Bears to stay at Soldier Field. He shares the significance of the Bears having their own stadium in Arlington Heights, including: more revenue for the team, capacity increase, more convenient parking, and so much more. He also addresses the idea of a possible name change and highlights there’s several other NFL teams that play outside of the city that they carry the name in, so a name change is highly unlikely.