The 1997 preseason game between the Bears and Arizona Cardinals was moved back a day because of weather and Sunday’s with the Baltimore Ravens looked to be headed that way, or at least put on serious hold.
Less than 11 minutes into the first quarter, rain rolled into Chicago and through Soldier Field to the point that public-address announcements came: “Please clear the stadium seating area” and “The game will be temporarily suspended due to inclement weather.”
Both teams left the field following a 52-yard field goal by Baltimore’s Justin Tucker as sheets of rain made it impossible at times to see clearly the upper deck of the stadium 100 yards away. Winds began accelerating and the game was suspended until at least 3:25 p.m.
Here are some tweets and photos from Soldier Field:
Scary look at the north end zone during the storm pic.twitter.com/4trJjaUOzF— Bears Talk (@BearsTalkCSN) November 17, 2013