Chicago Football Classic: Hampton University vs. Howard University

Date & Time
Gates Open
Parking Info

North Garage Open for Museum Patrons - 6:00AM

All Other Parking Lots Open - 11:00AM

Rate is $30 per vehicle, $121 for Bus/RV

Purchase in advance HERE
Event Information

The 22nd Annual Chicago Football Classic returns to Soldier Field on Saturday, September 14th featuring Hampton University vs. Howard University.

Join us for a full day of festivities featuring a College Fair, High School Battle of the Bands, a Vendor Marketplace and the College Battle of the Bands.



Will Call Opens - 11:00AM

Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the box office located outside of Gate 10

Public Transit

CTA will provide extra service on #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express and #130 Museum Campus to allow for increased capacity before and after the game. There will be #146 & #130 buses staged on McFetridge Drive at the end of the event.

High School Battle of the Bands

12:00PM - 2:00PM outside in the Great Lawn


Bag Policy: Follow Closely to Avoid Delays

Soldier Field strongly encourages fans to not bring any type of bags to the stadium. Fans will be allowed to carry only the following style and size bag, package, or container:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"
  • Small clutch bags, 4.5" X 6.5", with or without a handle or strap, can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bag options.
  • One-gallon (10”) clear plastic or re-sealable bag(s); Ziploc bag or similar

Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper declaration and inspection.


Prohibited Items

  • Weapons/firearms 
  • Alcoholic beverages and “Palcohol” (Powdered Alcohol)
  • Any bag, case or purse other than the NFL approved bags, see “Bag Policy” below
  • Seat cushions with zippered covers, pockets or flaps
  • Balloons and beach balls
  • Cameras with lenses that exceed 6” when fully extended
  • Cans, bottles or other beverage containers
  • Clothing or signage with offensive or vulgar language or that blocks fans’ view
  • Confetti
  • Fireworks, smoke bombs
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laser pens and pointers
  • Noise-making devices (i.e. horns, whistles, etc.)
  • Poles of any kind, including selfie-sticks
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Video or movie cameras
  • Smoking cigarettes, using smokeless cigarettes, e-cigarettes or chewing smokeless tobacco
  • Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“Drones”)
  • Any coolers and ice chests (includes soft sided)