Soldier Field Soldier Field and the surrounding parkland offer one-of-a-kind hospitality and special event areas with breathtaking lakefront and city views. Now is the time to book your next exciting event at Chicago's most prestigious event venue. Soldier Field's South Parking Lot is one of the premier locations in all of Chicago for hosting outdoor events. The South Parking Lot, within the Soldier Field footprint, is available year-round for various events including exhibits, automotive test drives, festivals, and other large public or private events. The South Lot includes over 400,000 square feet of space and can accommodate 1,500 cars. The South Parking Lot is available year-round to offer. The South Courtyard is a gathering place for fans before and after an event, with concessions and a garden terrace setting. Benches line the South Concourse wall with relief images of leaves to represent fallen soldiers. They also have real medals of honor embedded into them. The Doughboy statue, entitled "The Spirit of the American Doughboy", which once stood in Garfield Park, has been restored and given a place of honor in the new Soldier Field. The life-size Doughboy, sculpted in the early 1930's of sheet metal and cast bronze, according to its sculptor E.M. "Dick" Viquesney of Spencer, Indiana, represents "a World War I infantryman advancing through No Man's Land through stumps and barbed wire entanglements, his rifle in one hand and a grenade held high in the other".