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>>

  • 5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:07:01 GMT
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about subways in New York City.
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about subways in New York City.
  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:05:38 GMT
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...
  • Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:03:50 GMT
    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Greenwich Village shootout is getting out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz is expected to leave Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday. Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the detective's protective vest may have saved his life.
    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Greenwich Village shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was expected to leave Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday. Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the detective's protective vest may have saved his life.

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 | Terms of Service | Ad Choices