It may not improve the Chicago Bears' score, but the team will play on new grass this weekend.

The playing surface at Soldier Field was re-sod over the last four days, costing the Chicago Park District $250,000. It will be finished in time for the Bears game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

The grass was replaced after the band U2 performed there in September-- before the Bears home opener. But the field's condition deteriorated over the football season, which is a common problem for outdoor stadiums in the northern part of the country.


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