The University of Chicago's imprint on the Bears looms large — and the Maroons will cheer them on against the Rams on Sun. Nov. 17!

sold out - wait list only - Da Bears vS. The Rams (w/catered pre-game tailgate party)

Be a Superfan and join "the OG Monsters of the Midway" — aka, the UChicago Maroons Alumni — for a catered, Chicago-style pre-game tailgate party followed by the hottest ticket of the LA Rams' 2019 home schedule against Da One, Da Only — DA BEARS!!!

The NFL marked the beginning of its 100th season on September 5, 2019, with a game between two of its longest-running franchises, the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. It may surprise you to learn that the NFL was only in its 57th season the last time the Bears played here in Los Angeles!

The Rams last hosted the Bears within Los Angeles city limits on October 17, 1976. Beginning with the 1980 season, Rams home games were played in Anaheim, CA, then in 1995 they moved to St. Louis, MO, for two decades. The Rams returned to Los Angeles for the 2016 season: last year, the Bears and Rams met in Chicago for a December game (with the Bears winning 15-6), but the Bears haven’t visited in LA-proper in 43 years.

And the thing to remember about the Bears is … they stole all their best moves from the University of Chicago! The Bears’ “C” logo was modeled after the University of Chicago Maroons logo; it began to appear on the Bears’ helmets in 1962 — that is, 64 years after the Maroons introduced the logo.

And the Bears’ nickname — “The Monsters of the Midway” — was originally coined for the University of Chicago when the Maroons, coached by Amos Alonzo Stagg, were a national football powerhouse from the late 1800s thru the mid-1920s. (The Chicago Bears assumed the nickname in the early 1940s after the University of Chicago dropped its football program in 1939.)

So UChicago's imprint on the Bears franchise looms large — and we Maroons will be on hand to cheer for the team that took our logo and our nickname this fall!

The UChicago Alumni Club of Los Angeles has obtained a block of tickets for the nationally-televised Bears vs. Rams game on Sunday, November 17, 2019 (5:20 pm kickoff) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  In addition thanks to a generous grant provided by the University of Chicago, we will create an authentic Chicago Bears pre-game tailgate experience for our guests with an “OG Monsters of the Midway Tailgate Party.”

Event price includes: 1) one ticket to the Bears-Rams game on November 17, 2019 starting at 5:20 pm, with seating in an upper level of the Coliseum; and 2) a full Chicago-style tailgate experience starting at 2:30 pm near the Coliseum with catered Chicago-style food and a variety of soft drinks, beers, wine, and water.

Our pre-game tailgate festivities will take place under a 20’ x 20’ tent, in a premium location adjacent to the Coliseum, mere steps from an Expo line station. The tailgate party begins three hours before kickoff and will feature a catered, Chicago-style buffet. The tailgate menu includes: Deep Dish Pizzas (in two varieties: one w/housemade Italian turkey sausage and one w/tomato basil); Chicago-Style All-Beef Hot Dogs; Fried Chicken (in the manner of Harold’s Chicken Shack); Macaroni & Cheese; Roasted Garlic Potato Salad; Crudités of Vegetables w/Ranch and Chipotle Dips; Brownies and Cookies; and a variety of soft drinks, beers, wine, and water.  

So show up ready to cheer, look for the large UChicago flag at the tailgate, and enjoy this true Chicago experience here in Los Angeles with your fellow alumni.  

Register soon! Tickets for this experience are limited.

NOTE: Because this event is partially subsidized by a grant from the Alumni Association, in an effort to build cameraderie amongst local LA-area UChicago alumni, we are limiting the number of tickets that may be purchased to two (2) tickets maximum per alumni purchaser.  (As you can imagine, this also reduces the possibility of an individual purchasing a large number of tickets for resale.)  However, if you would like to bring one or more of your children to this event and therefore must have more than two (2) tickets, please contact UChicago/LA Alumni Club president Andrew Flior via email at to see if additional tickets are available.

Da Bears lead the all-time series against the Rams, 54-36-3 — so be ready join your fellow UChicago “OG Monsters of the Midway” alumni in rooting for Da Bears to notch their 55th win against the Rams on November 17!


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Event Information

Cost: $175


2:30PM - 9:00PM Sun 17 Nov 2019 ( Timezone: Pacific )


Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037 USA

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