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How to Plan Your Bears-Seahawks Game Day



    How to Plan Your Bears-Seahawks Game Day
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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 17: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is hit after throwing by Raheem Brock #98 of the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on October 17, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Seahawks defeated the Bears 23-20. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jay Cutler;Raheem Brock

    For those about to Bear Down this weekend, we salute you. Just don't forget to be careful.

    Floods of fans are expected near Soldier Field during Sunday's Bears-Seahawks game, and traffc in and around the city is predicted to be brutal. The Office of Emergency Management and Communications released a statement Thursday warning fans to be prepared.  

    “City of Chicago departments will be ready to handle the influx of fans attending the game in person or at local establishments across the city,” said OEMC Executive Director Jose Santiago.

    In case adrenaline during the Bears' first home playoff game in several years isn't enough to keep you warm, be sure to dress the part for 20-degree temps, Santiago said. Soldier Field will open three warming centers for further cold comfort.

    The Boat, RV and Outdoors Show also rolls through town this weekend, likely further snarling traffic. Consider taking the "L" or the #128 Soldier Field Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express bus routes.