• Relocated to Chicago

    The team relocated to Chicago in 1921, where the club was renamed the Chicago Staleys. Under an agreement reached by Halas and Sternaman with Staley, Halas purchased the rights to the club from Staley for $100.

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The team relocated to Chicago in 1921, where the club was renamed the Chicago Staleys. Under an agreement reached by Halas and Sternaman with Staley, Halas purchased the rights to the club from Staley for US$100.

Established
1920

City
Decatur - Chicago

League History
1920 – Present / National Football League

Team History
1922 - Present / Chicago Bears
1921 / Chicago Staleys

1920 / Decatur Staleys

Nickname
Staleys - The club was established by the A. E. Staley food starch company of Decatur, Illinois in 1919 as a company team. Continued with the name Staley for the first year in Chicago.

Championship
Super Bowl  0
1986
NFL Championships  o
1963, 1946, 1943, 1941, 1940, 1933
NFL Standings Champion  1
1921

Stadium
2003 - Present / Soldier Field II

*Champaign*
2002 / Memorial Stadium

*Chicago*
1971 - 2001 / Soldier Field I
1921 - 1970 / Wrigley Field

*Decatur*
1919 - 1920 / Staley Field

Owner
1983 - Present / Virginia Halas McCaskey
1933 - 1983 / George Halas
1921 - 1933 / George Halas and Dutch Sternaman

1919 - 1921 / A. E. Staley

Who is the greatest Chicago Staleys?

Retired Number
3 Bronko Nagurski
5 George McAfee
7 George Halas
28 Willie Galimore
34 Walter Payton
40 Gale Sayers
41 Brian Piccolo
42 Sid Luckman
51 Dick Butkus
56 Bill Hewitt
61 Bill George
66 Clyde "Bulldog" Turner
77 Harold "Red" Grange
89 Mike Ditka

Mascot
2003 - Present / Staley Da Bear

*Blue is this team’s history

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