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Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears
NFL Team information
Play inSoldier Field
Chicago, Illinois
Fight song"Bear Down, Chicago Bears"
MascotStaley Da Bear
Other information
OwnerVirginia Halas McCaskey
ChairmanGeorge McCaskey
CEOTed Phillips
PresidentTed Phillips
General managerJerry Angelo
Head coachLovie Smith
Team history
* Decatur Staleys (1919 1920) * Chicago Staleys (1921)
Chicago Bears 1922 - present
Team nicknames
  • Da Bears
  • The Monsters of the Midway
League championships*NFL Championships (8)
1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 (9)
Super Bowl Championships1985 (XX) (1)
Conference championships*NFL Western: 1956, 1963 *NFC: 1985, 2006 (4)
Division championships*NFL Western: 1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946 *NFC Central: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 2001 *NFC North: 2005, 2006, 2010 (18)
Playoff appearances
  • NFL: 1932, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1950, 1956, 1963, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010
Home fields
*Staley Field (1919 1920) *Wrigley Field (1921 1970) *Soldier Field (I) (1971 2001) *Memorial Stadium (Champaign) (2002) *Soldier Field (II) (2003 present)
Team president
  • George Halas (1921 1953)
*George Halas, Jr. (1963 1979) *Mike McCaskey (1983 1999) *Ted Phillips (1999 present)

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The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team is legally and corporately registered as Chicago Bears Football Club, Incorporated.

The Bears have won nine (9) NFL Championships (eight pre-merger, and one Super Bowl). The Bears hold the NFL records for the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with 27 members, and the most retired jersey numbers (13). The Bears have also recorded more regular season and overall victories than any other NFL franchise. The franchise recorded its 700th win on November 18, 2010.

The club was founded in Decatur, Illinois, in 1919, and moved to Chicago in 1921. Along with the Arizona Cardinals (originally from Chicago), it is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL's founding. The team played home games at Wrigley Field on Chicago's North Side through the 1970 season. With the exception of the 2002 season, they have played their home games at Chicago's Soldier Field every year since 1971. The stadium is located next to Lake Michigan, and was recently remodeled in a modernization intended to update stadium amenities while preserving a historic Chicago structure. The team has a storied, long-standing rivalry with the Green Bay Packers, whom they have played 182 times. The Bears currently hold the edge in head-to-head matchups with a record of 92 84 6. The two teams have met each other twice in the postseason. The Bears won in 1941 and the Packers won in 2011.

The team headquarters, Halas Hall, is in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest, Illinois. The Bears practice at adjoining facilities there during the season. They hold their annual training camp from late July to mid-August at Ward Field on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

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