Chicago Bears tailgaters could be relocated if Lucas Museum is built

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CHICAGO — If the George Lucas planned museum is built along the lakefront, 1500 tailgating spots in the parking lot south of Soldier Field would be scattered to other locations.

A proposed parking garage west of Lake Shore Drive would accommodate those vehicles.

However, the Chicago Tribune reports only 386 spaces on the top deck of the five-story garage would be available for tailgating.

As part of an agreement between the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Park District, four other locations around the stadium would be set-aside for tailgaters.

But the Lucas Museum remains in limbo because of a federal suit by Friends of the Parks to try and stop the project from being built on city-owned park property.