Dangerous weather forces evacuation at Bears game - New York News

Dangerous weather forces evacuation at Bears game

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Severe storms blitzed the Bears-Ravens game, delaying it for nearly two hours Sunday afternoon.

Unhappy, wet and cold fans were forced to take cover inside a covered concourse - some posted snapshots and video on FOX 32 News' Facebook page.

On loudspeakers and on Twitter, fans were instructed to seek shelter immediately.

Arlington Heights' Tom and Michael Serritella stuck around through the storm.

"It was mayhem and craziness and it was thousands of people crammed into the concourse but I've got to tell you, I didn't see a single fight, I saw people being friendly and not one person stomped on anybody else so it was actually a tough situation but we made the most of it," said Tom Serritella.

"I just stood around. I looked at the rain a little bit and it kind of looked like a tornado and then in tore down a little bit," said Michael Serritella.

No tornado but plenty of wind gusts, rain and lightning forced fans to wait for a while as the NFL officials figured out if the game should continue.

"They kept evacuating everybody so we all ended up going into a crammed area inside of Soldier Field," said Jay Yanni.

"They said if you leave you can't come back in so we chose to stay as much as we wanted food and drinks, they weren't serving them, everything was shut down," said Kelly Nowak.

Nowak said she's never experienced anything like Sunday's game.

"No I haven't. This was actually my first Bears game so it was definitely an experience… Yes, definitely," said Nowak.

"When it stopped, I kind of thought yes," said Serritella.

Two hours after the mass exodus, Soldier Field tweeted out a snapshot showing nothing but sunshine and a stadium filled with fans grateful they stayed.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Dispute over reclining seat diverts flight, again

    Dispute over reclining seat diverts flight, again

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:21:27 GMT
    Delta photoDelta photo
    A Delta Air Lines flight from La Guardia Airport to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted to Jacksonville because of a dispute between passengers over a reclining seat. Delta reportedly says the flight was diverted Monday night when a woman got into an argument with a passenger behind her when the woman was trying to recline her seat while the other passenger was trying to sleep on the tray table.
    A Delta Air Lines flight from La Guardia Airport to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted to Jacksonville because of a dispute between passengers over a reclining seat. Delta reportedly says the flight was diverted Monday night when a woman got into an argument with a passenger behind her when the woman was trying to recline her seat while the other passenger was trying to sleep on the tray table.
  • High school football player dies

    High school football player dies

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:12:05 GMT
    A 16-year-old high school football player from Staten Island is dead after collapsing during practice Monday, officials said. The teen's father says Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed Monday morning during practice for Curtis High School. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
    A 16-year-old high school football player from Staten Island is dead after collapsing during practice Monday, officials said. The teen's father says Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed Monday morning during practice for Curtis High School. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

  • Bill Clinton to appear in New Haven for fundraiser

    Bill Clinton to appear in New Haven for fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:24:23 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a rally in New Haven to raise money for Democrats running in elections across the country. Clinton is set to appear at the event at the Omni New Haven Hotel on Tuesday. He'll be joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who are seeking re-election in November.
    Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a rally in New Haven to raise money for Democrats running in elections across the country. Clinton is set to appear at the event at the Omni New Haven Hotel on Tuesday. He'll be joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who are seeking re-election in November.

Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices