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.

Next traffic alert: Saturday, Oct. 25. Chicago Breast Cancer Walk. Expect heavy traffic and rolling street closures starting at 8 a.m., as participants start checking in. The walk ends at 12 p.m. All garages will be open with regular rates. We encourage taking public transportation

Saturday, Nov. 1. U.S. vs. New Zealand Rugby Match. Expect heavy traffic in the afternoon as fans arrive for the 2:30 game. Parking in the Soldier Field garage and lots will be $49; metered parking on Solidarity will likely be reduced or eliminated, so watch for tow zone signs. We strongly encourage taking public transportation

Sunday, Nov. 16. Bears day game. Expect heavy traffic starting around 9 a.m. as fans arrive for the noon game. Parking in the Soldier Field garage and lots will be $49; metered parking on Solidarity will be reduced or eliminated, so watch for tow zone signs. Consider taking the CTA

Bears' Home Schedule

On the day of Chicago Bears home games, we strongly recommend taking public transportation. See below for routes or check www.transitchicago.com/.

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