All net proceeds raised in this effort will be donated to the Park District by the Parkways YPO to improve, develop, and maintain their neighborhood park programs and facilities. The Parkways Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Chicago Park District and the YPO is an n auxiliary board of the Parkways Foundation comprised of professionals dedicated to improving neighborhood parks.
At the end of the Bears' 2001 Season, pre-sold floor-mounted seats in the stadium will be removed and made available. Seats may be purchased at www.BearsChairs.com or by calling (312) 742-4816 to purchase by phone.
Along with Bears Chairs benefiting neighborhood parks, Parkways YPO will partner with the Chicago Bears to auction nearly 175 unique Bear items on February 23 during the Chicago Bears Fan Appreciation Convention at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.
Fans can expect to big on one-of-a-kind Bear items: lockers used by Walter Payton, Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus and Mike Ditka, Payton Retirement and #34 flags, the Super Bowl Banner, the 1985 World Champions Flag, the Sky Boxes Neon Sign, Soldier Field Turnstiles, Bears Locker room Doors and Players' Benches. Auction participants can submit bids at www.susanins.com until auction day on February 23. Photographs of the times are also available on the website. Also, on the February 23rd auction, the Bears will offer other special items, such as 12 pairs of autographed seats.
Bears Chairs Seat Questions Answered
How much do seat cost?
$200 per pair, sold as-is. All sales are final. Seats that are paid for, but not picked up by January 13 will be considered part of the rehabilitation of the stadium and no refunds will be provided.
Can I buy single seats?
No, seats will only be sold in pairs.
As a season ticket holder, can I buy specific seats?
Unfortunately, it takes several seats to make every pair and therefore it is impossible to promise any particular seat will be available. When you pick up your seats, ask the attendant what seat numbers are accessible and choose from what is available.
How do I pay for them?
The best way is to go to bearschairs.com and follow the prompts on the secure website. Most major credit cards are accepted to set up a PayPal account, the official form of payment accepted on line. You may also call (312) 742-4816 to purchase by phone.
Is there any tax benefit in writing a check to Parkways Foundation?
Although Parkways is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, there is no tax benefit allowable when collectible goods and services are exchanged for your donation.
Can I choose specific colors and/or seat numbers?
While we are not able to reserve specific seats, we will do our best to accommodate your request at the time of pick up based on the inventory of seats available.