Fifty years ago this year, the Bears marched into Soldier Field and dubbed it home. That first game — September 19, 1971 — the Bears beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-15.

It’s hard to say how much longer the team will remain on the Museum Campus, especially after they announced a bid to buy land for a possible new stadium in Arlington Heights. Until we know more, let’s celebrate the gold anniversary at Soldier Field with some of the team’s highlights. 

You can find more on the players involved in these great moments in 50 Best Chicago Bears of All Time. Click here to buy the book.