Fan falls from third level at Soldier Field

Updated: November 2, 2003, 6:17 PM ET

CHICAGO -- A 32-year-old man was in serious condition after falling from a stairway on the third level of new Soldier Field during Sunday's game between the Bears and San Diego.

Chicago police would not release the fan's name, citing federal privacy laws.

The man was on an exterior stairway on the southwest side of the stadium when he fell, according to a joint statement from the Bears and the Chicago Park District. Police spokeswoman JoAnn Taylor said the man landed on a grassy area and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

She wouldn't release any details on his injuries.

Soldier Field was refurbished as part of a $606 million lakefront beautification project, and reopened Sept. 29. The stadium's stately old colonnades remain, but a new seating bowl was built between them. There are four levels of seats on the west side of the stadium.

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