George Lucas museum plan may affect tailgating at Soldier Field

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The creator of “Star Wars” may see his museum built where Bears fans tailgate.

A task force Mayor Emanuel appointed is recommending George Lucas’ museum be built on two parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place.

The lot south of Soldier Field, and the Waldron parking deck/garage, would be moved underground at Lucas’ expense. The Chicago Park District owns the lots.

No word on if or where tailgating would be permitted in that area. Grills and open fire pits are prohibited in the stadium’s north garage. The Bears haven’t commented on the proposal.

The “Lucas Cultural Arts Museum” would showcase Lucas’ art and movie collections.

He is expected to decide between Chicago and San Francisco as the permanent location this summer.


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