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LAKE FOREST, IL — The Bears have announced the building of the Skyline Suite at Soldier Field, a new premium seat option that will be ready for the 2005 season.

Although the multi-million dollar project will be paid for by funds coming directly from the team, ultimately the price tag will be passed onto fans looking for a luxurious experience at Soldier Field. The Skyline Suite's 151 season ticket seats are available for $8,000 each, which includes tickets, parking and all other amenities, and require a $5,000 security deposit.

In somewhat curious timing, the team announced the pricey seating a day after the close of their annual fan convention. During the weekend festivities fans inquired about things relating to Soldier Field, but Team President Ted Phillips failed to mention the new luxury option.

Soldier Field already has the Cadillac Club and the Executive Suite as premium seating options. The Skyline Suite, located in a previously undeveloped area below the Executive Suites and Press Box, will be an all-inclusive gameday experience and will be the first of its kind in Chicago or the NFL.

The area will feature individual indoor reserved seating in a climate-controlled suite with operable windows for open air. The package includes on-site parking, open premium bar and upscale buffet. Fans will have in-seat beverage service from cushioned, extra-wide 22-inch seats with drink holders. Private restrooms, coat check, concierge desk for gameday assistance and 46 Plasma and LCD flat-screen TVs showing all NFL games will be part of the suite experience.

Interested fans can contact the Bears Stadium Sales & Services department for more details at (888) 792-3277 ext. 0 or at

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