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Monday, April 23, 2018

Brian Urlacher: Soldier Field Playing Surface is a Joke

The Chicago Bears had to cancel their Family Fest event Friday because of the poor condition of Soldier Field. Outspoken Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher used that as a reason to trash the playing surface at the Bears’ home field.

It’s a joke,” Urlacher said. “I don’t understand (why) they can’t have the field ready. It sucks for the fans because I’m sure it was a pain in the butt to get down there with the all traffic and everything. I think coach (Lovie Smith) did the right thing in not letting us practice on that stuff.”

Urlacher then suggested a change. “I don’t understand why we don’t have FieldTurf yet. We’re a fast team. We play fast on FieldTurf.”

It’s not a surprise to hear Urlacher speak out like that given his stance on the team to beat in the NFC North, not to mention his view on the new hit rules. I’m not sure what the field was like, but it must have been pretty awful to have the event canceled. Plus, Soldier Field is known for having somewhat sloppy conditions. Maybe FieldTurf is the answer.

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