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Bears Set Up Alcohol-Free Tailgating Zone

Yes, I know — sounds like a contradiction in terms, given how much football fans like to imbibe either before or during games (insert “the Bears are driving me to drink” joke here).

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But for families with kids who want a safer parking area for their pregame parties, the Bears are setting up an alcohol-free tailgating zone for this year’s games:

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The “Family Friendly” spots, in the parking lots south of the Adler Planetarium, are an experiment in response to fan comments, said Soldier Field General Manager Tim LeFevour.

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“We decided to try it for families who might want to enjoy a sandwich and setting up a grill and not have to deal with a lot of alcohol-related issues around them,” he said.

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Good idea, Bears. And fans, please note:

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Those found with booze in the area could lose parking privileges and might have to give up their game tickets.

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