Bears call off practice because of bad turf
The Chicago Bears canceled a practice in front of fans at
Soldier Field because the turf was deemed unsafe for the players to
Fans paid $8 to attend Chicago Bears Family Fest on Friday, but
it was called off an hour before it was scheduled to start because
seams had buckled on the edge of 3-foot wide sod pieces which had
been put down 3 1/2 weeks ago.
Operations officials from the Bears and Chicago Park District
decided it was too risky for players.
Soldier Field general manager Tim LeFevour says the field had
not been watered enough, but added it could be repaired in time for
the Bears’ first preseason game against Buffalo Aug. 13.