Halas Hall

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Halas Hall in 2014

Halas Hall is a building complex in Lake Forest, Illinois, that serves as the Chicago Bears' headquarters. Designed by Peter Rose of Peter Rose + Partners, the building hosts the team's front office, as well as indoor and outdoor practice facilities.[1] The franchise spent $20 million to build the complex in 1997. The location is four miles west of the original Halas Hall,[2] which is now used by the Lake Forest College Athletics Department.[3]

In 2013, the Bears announced that Halas Hall will be renovated, which will include an event center, broadcast studio, along with an outdoor patio and dining facility. Additional conference rooms and staff offices will also be added, and the building will expand the parking lot and renovate the entrance to the lobby. The event centers will feature interactive digital displays, video monitors and memorabilia such as the 1963 NFL Championship Game trophy.[4] The new facility was designed by Richard Preves & Associates, PC. On April 21, 2015, PNC Financial Services purchased the naming rights to the new building, naming it PNC Center at Halas Hall.[5]

On November 17, 2017, Ted Phillips announced the franchise will be expanding and renovating Halas Hall to effectively double its size. The project began in March 2018 and is set to conclude in August 2019.[6]


  1. ^ Peter Rose + Partners, Inc., [1], roseandpartners.com, Retrieved on November 21, 2013.
  2. ^ The Official Website of the Chicago Bears, Highlights from the 1990s, chicagobears.com, Retrieved on July 26, 2007.
  3. ^ "Halas Hall". lakeforest.edu.
  4. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 11, 2013). "Bears renovating Halas Hall". Chicago Bears. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  5. ^ Yerak, Becky (April 21, 2015). "Chicago Bears strike naming-rights, banking deal with PNC". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Mayer, Larry (2017-11-17). "Bears detail 'significant expansion' of Halas Hall". chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2017-11-18.

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Coordinates: 42°15′26″N 87°53′42″W / 42.2573°N 87.8951°W / 42.2573; -87.8951