Last weekend my host family took me to my first American Football game! It just so happened to be at Soldier Field to watch the Chicago Bears … sadly we didn’t win but it was a pretty cool day out all the same.
We drove into the city early and headed over for the start at 12pm. I have an assignment for my Photography class to do a piece for photo journalism … this was the perfect opportunity to take lots and lots of photos and really take in the game. The national anthem was great and the atmosphere was awesome! We had pretty good seats 5 rows back from the front as the family are season pass holders. We were on the side of the away team so most of my up close photos focused on them but as they won the game it should look intended haha.
The idea is basically the same as Rugby so i didn’t have too much trouble working out where the ball was supposed to end up, (even drop kicks were the same) but the kids tried to help me understand the rest of it. The stadium is open top and we were so lucky with the weather .. the side we were sitting on stayed in the sunlight most of the game so we were saved from sitting in the cold shadows thankfully. The final score was 21-19 to the Lions, with a pretty tense couple of moments at the end which could have changed the result.
It was a great day out with the family and i am so grateful for them for taking me! I think I’ll have to find another game before i leave because it really was very cool. Hopefully i got some great photos for my Photography assignment and my class don’t mind too much i got photos of Chicago loosing haha.