Fan goes to court to wear Green Bay gear in Chicago
Chicago Bears season-ticket holder Russell Beckman posts a photo with his Green Bay Packers gear. CHICAGO—One of the perks to being a Chicago Bears season-ticket holder is an invitation to be on the team’s sidelines for pre-game warm-ups. Ticket holder Russell Beckman has been waging a lengthy court battle for what he says is his right to stand on those sidelines decked out like the diehard Green Bay Packers fan he is.
In June 2017, Beckman filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago against the Bears, alleging that in 2016 the team barred him from the pregame event at the Bears-Packers game because of his Packers gear; he sought to prevent that from happening again.
The lawsuit is pending. But with another Bears-Packers showdown on Dec. 16, Beckman is trying to ensure he’ll make it onto the field this time.
Beckman’s already got his go-to outfit planned. Full story at thestar.com/football