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Soldier Field was opened in 1924 as a 45,000-seat Municipal Grant Park Stadium. The first football game played on its field was November 22, 1924, as a capacity crowd watched Notre Dame edge Northwestern, 13-6. The 100,000-seat stadium was dedicated November 27, 1926, with Army battling Navy to a 21-21 tie. The all-time collegiate attendance record of 123,000 plus was established Nov. 26, 1927 as Notre Dame beat Southern Cal 7-6. The Bears have called Soldier Field home for more than thirty years after playing their first 50 seasons in Chicago at Wrigley Field. In the first professional game at the stadium, the Bears defeated the Chicago Cardinals 10-0 on November 11, 1926.