The 162,500-square-foot addition to existing football operations and 30,600-foot remodeling of the team facility's northeast side, led by design firm HOK and general contractor Mortenson Construction, "created a first-class facility that provides a daily reminder and motivation to help us work towards our goal of being a championship team," GM Ryan Pace said via a statement distributed by the Bears. "This upgrade furthers the continued support from the McCaskey family and their commitment to attract, develop and retain the most talented roster possible both on and off the field."
(All of the following photos were taken by Bears photographer Matt Sisneros.)
Expanded by 2,000 square feet to include a helmet-fitting room, footwear and shoulder pad fitting area, sewing room and high-density storage cabinets.
The Bears also say they doubled the size of their equipment room, recovery space and nutrition/fuel station, and quadrupled the sports medicine space, which now includes two hydrotherapy pools, two plunge pools, a float pod, sauna and steam room. Finally, the Bears added an indoor turf space, measuring 13,000 square feet.