The Bears will wear a special commemorative patch and unveil a classic uniform for their centennial celebration season in 2019, chairman George McCaskey announced Thursday.
The Bears’ 100th anniversary coincides with the NFL’s 100th season, but the Bears will wear their own patch while the other 31 teams will wear a patch commemorating the league’s centennial.
The Bears will be using this logo for their 100th season in 2019: pic.twitter.com/J51N7kkg52— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) November 15, 2018
The Bears didn’t reveal their classic uniform on Thursday, but McCaskey hinted his excitement about the look.
“People, they’re going to talk about it,” McCaskey said.
Additionally, the Bears will hold a “Bears100 Celebration Weekend” June 7-9 at Rosemont Convention Center. The entire 2019 team and coaching staff, as well as Bears Hall of Famers and team alumni, are scheduled to a attend. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Friday, Nov. 16.
The Bears will also donate $100,000 to charity per home game — two preseason games, eight regular season games — for a total donation of $1 million. Fans will have the opportunity to recommend which causes will receive the money, with information regarding how revealed at a later date.
Each of the Bears’ 10 home games will commemorate a different decade in team history, too. And Hall of Fame sportswriters Don Pierson and Dan Pompei will author “The Chicago Bears Centennial Scrapbook,” which will feature stories of the history of the Bears and be published in spring 2019.
“We’re excited about the way our 99th season is going so far, incomplete as it is, but we’re also excited about our 100th season in 2019,” McCaskey said.