NFL: Why pictures of Soldier Field went viral ahead of Bears vs Chiefs
- Pictures of the Soldier Field stadium, Chicago went viral on social media
- Chicago Bears host the Kansas City Chiefs in NFL preseason on Saturday
- Several Chicago fans have blamed the recent Elton John concert for the poor condition of the turf
Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times, roughly an hour before the kickoff, shared some pictures of Soldier Field. The visuals showed the stadium in a poor condition.
Commenting on the mess in the iconic stadium, Lieser tweeted, "This is not photoshop. This is what the field actually looks like today." The post has been retweeted more than 200 times, quoted more than 800 times and liked more than 2500 times.
Several Chicago fans blamed the recent Elton John concert for the poor condition of the turf.
"Did they have pony rides at Soldier Field lately?" on Twitter user said.
"There are Soldier Field employees working to fill in divots on the turf 15 minutes before game time," another one tweeted.
"That Elton John concert last week destroyed the turf at Soldier Field," a third one said.
Last year, the Chicago Berans had signed a purchase agreement for Arlington Park property. Many speculate that a new stadiums could be in works for the NFL outfit.
Players have complained of issues with their footing at the Soldier Field. Former Chiefs Kicker Cairo Santos, who now plays for the Bears, via the Chicago Sun Times, said, “Especially Week 1, our first game of the season — I’ve seen better. It’s just what we have to deal with. The less of a problem you make it in your mind, it helps you overcome it and just go.”
He further added that the conditions of the turf are so consistently bad that he actually sought out a similar playing surface in the offseason while he was training in Florida