Founded: September 17, 1920
Team Owner: Virginia Halas McCaskey
Head Coach: Matt Eberflus
Team Icon: Walter Payton
Fight Songs: Bear Down, Chicago Bears
NFL Championships: 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963, 1985
Stadium: Soldier Field (II) (2003–present)
Staley Field (1919–1920), Wrigley Field (1921–1970), Soldier Field (I) (1971–2001), Memorial Stadium (Champaign) (2002)
The Chicago Bears began their existence known as the Decatur Staley in which they were founding members of the American Professional
Football Association. Two years after they formed, they moved to Chicago to be in a larger city in hopes of attracting bigger crowds and more
popularity. They remained the Staleys as a nod to the team's sponsor, the Staley Starch Company.
Star player George Halas purchased the team a year after they relocated to Chicago and moved their home games to Wrigley Field. Halas
wanted to change the team's name, and as was custom at the time thought about calling his team the Chicago Cubs after the baseball team in hopes
that Cubs fans would support the football team as well as their favorite baseball club. He instead decided to go with Bears as the team name due
to football players larger stature than their baseball counterparts.
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