GLORY DAYS Event to Toast '85 Bears

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Bears winning it all in Super Bowl XX. On November 5, come celebrate with Mike Ditka and the rest of the Monsters of the Midway at the Arie Crown Theater.

Coach Mike Ditka is announcing the official celebration of the 25th anniversary of Super Bowl XX – GLORY DAYS: Legends of the Chicago Bears, on November 5, 2010 at the Arie Crown Theater.

Ditka, Richard Dent, Jim McMahon, Dan Hampton, Gary Fencik and Willie Gault will take the stage, along with other members of the 1985 Chicago Bears team.

"I am thrilled to get all the guys back together again," Ditka said. "They are still a group of characters with character. I was part of a GLORY DAYS event in Dallas, and I haven't laughed that much in 10 years. I can't wait to see what stories come out at this one."

The evening of storytelling will feature Coach Ditka and his 1985 team as they re-live Chicago's Super Bowl winning season – the excitement, the fun and the never-before-heard stories told by the Super Bowl Champions themselves.

The Chicago Bears Football Club will also be joining Coach Ditka for the celebration.

"We are excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the '85 Bears with many of the people who made the team one of the NFL's all-time best," senior director of business development Brian McCaskey said. "It was a special season shared by the entire city of Chicago. I still believe the NFL has never seen a more dominant team than ours. Many of my favorite Bears memories are from that championship season."

GLORY DAYS: Legends of the Chicago Bears tickets went on sale August 28, 2010. Tickets prices range from $49 to $199. More than 50 percent of tickets are $99 or less. Tickets and VIP Packages are available at www.glorydayschicago.com. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales goes to the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, an organization that provides medical and financial assistance to retired NFL players in dire need.

The television broadcast of this evening of storytelling, GLORY DAYS: Legends of the Chicago Bears, will air on NBC 5 Chicago as a one-hour special, and a half-hour GLORY DAYS behind-the-scenes show, giving fans at home a taste of the VIP experience at the event, will also be broadcast.

"The Glory Days special promises to be great television for all Bears fans and especially fans of the '85 team," said Larry Wert, president of NBC local media in the central and western region. "The tough part will be editing the storytelling down to an hour... and of course, the bleeps."

Our partner radio station, ESPN 1000, will give away two exclusive premium ticket packages every week leading up to the GLORY DAYS: Legends of the Chicago Bears event.

"ESPN 1000 is very excited to be the exclusive radio partner to the celebration surrounding the 25th anniversary of Super Bowl XX," said John Cravens, general manager of ESPN 1000. "Our association with Coach Ditka should provide for an especially colorful broadcast every Thursday during this NFL season."

GLORY DAYS: Legends of the Chicago Bears is part of the GLORY DAYS Reunion Roadshow, produced by Legacy Events & Entertainment, showcasing the Legends of Sport from championship teams in the world of sport.

For more information, please contact Kelly Youngs of Legacy Events & Entertainment at 904-315-8833.

To purchase tickets directly through Ticketmaster, CLICK HERE.


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