ESPN has announced a new, eight-episode documentary series premiering April 11, which will “chronicles the lives of Chicago Bears season ticket holders in Soldier Field’s Section 250.”
More from the ESPN release, describing the series:
“From the season opener through a dramatic off-season, ESPN cameras followed Chicago Bears season-ticket holders in Section 250 everywhere: The heartbreaking losses at Soldier Field, the raucous family reunion, the mid-season wedding, the struggles at home. The project takes a look at these people who come together from all over the city and all walks of life to build faith and family in the fans around them.”
It appears that it was a good season to focus primarily on the fans, themselves, as the team – with its franchise-worst 3-13 finish – did not offer too much compelling drama.
The series will also crossover into other ESPN platforms – print, social media, etc. – and it kinda sounds like the aim is to make it a cultural event. Grand plans, given the subject matter, but you never know how these things will take off.
And, given that we are Bears fans, it’ll certainly interest us, at a minimum.