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Dangerous weather forces evacuation at Bears game

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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.

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