"This is going to be a great event," said former Bears "Punky QB" Jim McMahon during a recent visit to the Solider Field construction site. "We had a lot of special players on that 1985 team, and it should be an exciting game. It will be nice to see everybody again. I just hope that Too Tall doesn't have a flashback."
There is also talk of doing something special in honor of the late Walter Payton at the reunion.
Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. Festivities include an autograph session with the ‘85 Chicago Legends and the All-Pros from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. In addition, members of the police force will compete against firefighters in two twenty minute periods of flag football from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The main even kickoff begins at 12:15p.m. Tickets are $30.00 and will go on sale August 23 to the general public at all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 312-559-1212. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster.com. Additional convenience fees apply to online purchases.
"This is something special for the fans," said former WR Dennis McKinnon. "The Bears have a new home at last. It's long overdue. This is our way of encouraging people to come down and take a look at what's happened here. It's a wonderful way to celebrate the first season in this beautiful stadium. I'm definitely looking forward playing again and to hanging with McMahon and the guys one more time."