If the Chicago Bears make the move to Arlington Heights — and that’s still a big if — they’ll be trading in a stadium most often compared to a spaceship for a domed arena that folks are saying looks like a bar of soap.Or a birthday cake.
Or a hat.
Or, our personal favorite, a can of spam.
In renderings released Tuesday of a proposed master plan for Arlington Park, the Bears stressed that the “stadium shown is a placeholder and not an actual design.”
But that didn’t stop people from poking fun at the artwork.
The Chicago Bears release a photo of their new domed stadium! Dove Soap Stadium home of the Monsters of the Midway. Opening in the late 2020's! @ChicagoBears pic.twitter.com/HIR2NizgId
— Jumbo (@JSShepley) September 7, 2022
— ricebag (@ricebag) September 7, 2022
Fans and architects everywhere: “Wow, they really botched the Soldier Field ‘renovation’, the thing looks like a toilet.”
The Bears: “You think Soldier Field looks like a toilet?! Hold my Old Style.”
— Kris w/ a K (@grayco_4) September 7, 2022
Looks like a Tupperware container
— Braden (@PhiIlyPhilly) September 6, 2022
Looks like the plastic top that you have to take off to use a new deodorant stick.
— Tim Clark (@ClarkTim005) September 7, 2022
Looks like a hat. The bears are going to play in a hat
— matsfan (@Bake_1971) September 6, 2022
— DinghyCCaptain (@DinghyCCaptain) September 6, 2022
Is it cake?
— keLLie (@keLLs813) September 6, 2022
Representatives from the Bears will host an information meeting Thursday to discuss the potential purchase and possible development of Arlington Park from 7-9 p.m. at John Hersey High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with attendees admitted first come, first served until capacity is reached.
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