Man falls to death at Soldier Field

Updated: November 29, 2010, 2:32 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Authorities say a man died after falling at least 20 feet from a ledge at Soldier Field while attending a Chicago Bears game.

Chicago police said the man fell at about 4:55 p.m. ET Sunday during the NFL matchup between the Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Chicago Fire Chief Joe Roccasalva said the man landed on a small rooftop on the outside of the stadium. Witnesses told authorities the man ran to a ledge and jumped. Roccasalva said the man was in his 20s, but his name hasn't been released.

It's the second death in a week at a major sporting arena. On Nov. 21, a 2-year-old boy fell from a luxury box at the Staples Center during a Los Angeles Lakers game.


Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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