In a shocking turn of events, Soldier Field, home to the famed Chicago Bears, has become the stage of a high-stakes heist that has left the NFL community buzzing with disbelief. The theft, totaling a staggering $100,000 worth of equipment, has sent shockwaves through the league and the city of Chicago.
Luca Serra, director of marketing and public relations at Soldier Field, confirmed this bizarre incident to reporters. The Chicago Bears, off to a disastrous start this season, are in dire straits with regard to this situation that has left the NFL community questioning their own safety at Soldier Field.
Equipment stolen from Soldier Field cost the Bears over $100k
The massive burglary of maintenance equipment was discovered on Thursday morning. A few ride-along mowers, along with John Deere utility vehicles, were stolen from the premises. These vehicles were reportedly owned by a contractor, not by the franchise itself.
Based on initial speculations, the estimated value of the theft, added to the damages incurred by Soldier Field, will surpass the value of $100k. The perpetrators reportedly ripped the protective fencing off its foundation to get to the equipment before driving off, causing immense damage to the infrastructure in the process.
The perpetrators’ whereabouts have not been shared with the public. However, Chicago PD claims that they’re working hard towards apprehending the culprits.
NFL community brutally ridicule the Bears after the incident
After the incident, an unending barrage of backlash from the NFL community rained down on the Bears franchise. One X (formerly Twitter) user quipped, “The Bears are a social experiment.” Another added, “Could have been worse, players could have been carjacked in the parking lot after practice. After all, it is Chicago,” referring to the reputation that precedes the windy city.
The Chicago Bears have had a disastrous start to the season, losing the first two games on the bounce and looking down on luck. Justin Fields has only notched up a 70.7 passer rating in his first two outings. Other players aren’t firing on all cylinders just yet, and this incident adds to the somber atmosphere around Soldier Field.
The Bears face the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs in their next game. The team will be up against a red-hot Patrick Mahomes, whom the Chicago Bears infamously passed on during the 2017 Draft. Stay tuned with us for more updates.