Bears announce plans to honor each decade of the franchise during 2019 home games

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 16: A general view of Soldier Field as Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) gets ready to take the snap in action during an NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears on December 16, 2018 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

LAKE FOREST – From the start of this summer, it was very apparent that the Bears are going to make the most of their 100th anniversary season.

The reunion the team held in June in Rosemont was full of tributes to the team’s great past, teasing what might be ahead for the 2019 season at Soldier Field.

On Monday, the Bears further revealed some of their plans by announcing their intent to honor different eras of their franchise during their home games.

Both preseason games and the eight home games from August through December will feature a decade which players and moments will be remembered.

It starts with the 1920s in their preseason opener Thursday, August 8th against the Panthers with the modern era being honored in the final regular season game at Soldier Field against the Chiefs on Sunday, December 22nd.


The dates don’t go in chronological order, with a few decades flipping spots. The 1980s will be honored during the team’s regular season opener on September 5th – the first time in franchise history in which they will open on a Sunday night.


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