Bears Season Tix Holder Fights to Wear Packer Gear on Sidelines
A Chicago Bears season ticket holder named Russell Beckman has been fighting the teams and the NFL for over a year in court. Why? Because the Bears won't let him wear Green Bay Packer gear on the sidelines of Soldier Field.
Yes, you read that correctly. Beckman is a "die-hard" Packer fan who has Chicago Bears season tickets. Seem odd to anyone else?
Here's the situation according to the Chicago Tribune;
In June 2017, Beckman filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago against the Bears, alleging that in 2016 the team barred him from the pregame event at the Bears-Packers game because of his Packers gear; he sought to prevent that from happening again. The suit also named the National Football League as a defendant.
The lawsuit is pending. But with another Bears-Packers showdown on Dec. 16, less than two weeks away, Beckman is trying to ensure he’ll make it onto the field this time.
To make this happen, Beckman and his legal time have filed a temporary restraining order and injunction to prevent the Bears from banning him from the sidelines on December 16.
If you're wondering why Beckman owns Bears season tickets instead of Packers ones, don't worry, he's got those too. The Trib says, "Beckman holds five season tickets for Bears games at Soldier Field. He typically sells them but travels from his home in Green Bay to watch the Packers play the Bears in Chicago. He rarely misses a home game at Lambeau Field, where he also holds season tickets."
So, what do you think? Are the Chicago Bears right to ban this man from the sidelines at Soldier Field, or he is entitled to the same rights as every other season ticket holder...even if he is all dolled up in green and gold?