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Bears cancel Soldier Field practice

Updated: August 11, 2011, 6:32 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Citing safety concerns about the Soldier Field playing surface, the Chicago Bears canceled Friday's practice, but conducted their annual Family Fest as scheduled.

According to Soldier Field general manager Tim LeFevour, the stadium's grounds crew -- hoping to dry the field to make it firmer for Friday's practice -- "miscalculated" and didn't administer the proper amount of water to the surface, causing the rectangular seams of sod to come apart, thus creating gaps in the field ...

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