It is the 100th season of the NFL and it's also the 95th anniversary of Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears.

The Chicago Park District, which owns Soldier Field, put together an exhibit that features many great photos and stories about the stadium that was first planned 100 years ago.

In its earliest years, the stadium was used for a variety of events ranging from military parades to dances and circus performances. Over the decades that followed, Soldier Field has hosted major concerts, a FIFA World Cup, the inaugural 1968 Special Olympics, and more landmark events.

Do you know where the Bears played their home games until moving into Soldier Field in 1971?

Did you know that the city of Chicago held a contest to choose the architect to design the stadium?

Did you know that it was originally 'U' shaped?

The exhibit and the video below show how Soldier Field's original design highlighted the Field Museum, the other structure on that land that sits on 60 foot piles so it isn't under water.

So many more cool things about Soldier Field I never knew.

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