After a nightmarish and disappointing 2014 season, the Chicago Bears are starting fresh with new general manager Ryan Pace and new head coach John Fox, who comes over to the Windy City after a successful stint in Denver.
If the Bears are to turn it around, they’ll have to do it after quite a bit of traveling, as an article written by CBSSports.com has revealed that Chicago ranks 25th out of the 32 NFL teams with 11,830 estimated travel miles.
The Bears have some high-profile road games this season, and fans of the storied organization need to know their options when trying to see them on the road. With secondary market ticket information from TiqIQ.com and travel options from Hipmunk.com, below are a few options for road trips during the upcoming Bears season.
11/26/2015 | Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears | Lambeau Field | Average Price: $561.35 | Get-in Price: $299.75 | Thursday Night Football
The shortest trip of the three most expensive Bears road tickets is against the division rival Green Bay Packers. In fact, the just-over-200-mile trip lasts anywhere from just three-to-four hours by car. Hipmunk has round trip Milwaukee flights starting at around $450, with the flight-time only being approximately an hour. A road trip is probably the best option for this game, which will be another installment in the NFL’s longest-running rivalry.
9/27/2015 | Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears | CenturyLink Field | Average Price: $513.14 | Get-in Price: $248
The road trip option is not in the running for when the Bears travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks. Nonstop Seattle flights have a flight time of around four-and-a-half hours and are currently starting from $337.20 on Hipmunk. The Seahawks have one of the best home-field advantages in sports at CenturyLink Field and will the Bears’ toughest road opponent next season.
11/15/2015 | St. Louis Rams vs. Chicago Bears | Edwards Jones Dome | Average Price: $248.71 | Get-in Price: $50
The third-most expensive Bears road game has the cheapest round trip flight, costing $208.20 on Hipmunk with an hour flight time. This trip can be done on the road as well, as the nearly-300-mile trip should take anywhere from four-to-five hours. The Rams are heading into 2015 with a new look after dealing quarterback Sam Bradford to the Eagles for his replacement, Nick Foles, during the offseason.