Bears fan in critical condition

11/2/2003 - Chicago Bears

CHICAGO -- A male fan was in serious condition after falling
from the third level at new Soldier Field during Sunday's game
between the Bears and San Diego, Chicago police said.

Police would not release the man's name or age, citing federal
privacy laws.

The man landed on a grassy area, and officer JoAnn Taylor said
he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She wouldn't
release any details on his injuries.

Soldier Field reopened Sept. 29 after being refurbished as part
of a $606 million lakefront beautification project. The stadium's
stately old colonnades remain, but a new seating bowl was built
between them. There are four levels of seats on the west side of
the stadium.

The Bears had no immediate comment.