Traffic Alerts

The Soldier Field north garage and the lot east of the Field Museum raise the parking fee to $22 (and occasionally more), payable with cash or credit card, as you enter when there's a game or other special event at the stadium or a concert on Northerly Island. ATMs are available in the garage. When the special-event fee is in effect, it often also applies to all Museum Campus parking facilities, and meters on Solidarity Drive might be bagged at the same time. Not all fee changes are announced ahead of time, especially during the summer.

Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. Special events at Soldier Field mean parking will be $22 in advance. Expect heavy traffic and lots of pedestrians by late afternoon.

Sunday, Sept. 7. Bears game. Expect heavy traffic starting around 3 p.m. Please see below for parking details.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. A run starting at Soldier Field may impact traffic patterns. Details to come.

Bears' Home Schedule
On the day of Chicago Bears home games, we strongly recommend taking public transportation. See below for routes or check

If you drive, expect a higher parking rate, from $22 to $49 in advance, at all Museum Campus facilities on these days. Parking will be prohibited on Solidarity Drive. For afternoon games, the Soldier Field north garage is often reserved for game ticketholders. Expect traffic congestion throughout the Museum Campus. Rerouting for traffic entering and leaving the campus is a strong possibility.

Sunday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 8:25 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 15, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m.