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Soldier Field Apologizes for Evacuation Misstep

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    While Soldier Field's evacuation plan went smoothly Sunday as severe weather approached, Chicago's Park District is apologizing for one delay in the procedure. 

    Fans seated in the 400 sections said they were stuck in long lines trying to get to safety. Officials said crowds at concession stands caused the back-up.

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    "We realized it at the bottom after about three or four minutes and rectified it," Soldier Field General Manager Tim Lefevour said. "In the future we know to get the concession stands closed until we get the people out of the seats."

    Play was suspended until the severe weather passed, and the Chicago Bears went on to beat the Baltimore Ravens later that afternoon.

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    The park district said it's happy with how the evacuation went overall and plans to make a change to its evacuation policy regarding concession stands.