Home of the Bears, bearer of a stunning set of columns, Chicago’s Soldier Field remains one of America’s most distinctive sporting venues.

Seasoned reporter Liam T.A. Ford uncovers the stadium’s full history in Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City. He includes the obvious, and goes into depth through the variety of sporting events that have graced the space (from rodeos to Nascar). Beyond sports, Soldier Field has played host to Catholic mass, speeches by great Americans, and stands as a grand example of the “City Beautiful” movement.

Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City is published by University of Chicago Press.

Available now from Amazon.

All this supports a great cache of photographs, a selection of which may be found after the jump.

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