Walter’s Perspective: Soldier Field GM Is My Hero

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s early in the week, and already I’ve discovered my hero of the week – the Chicago Park District official who’s accepting responsibility for the Friday night fiasco at Soldier Field.

There were 10-thousand Bear fans at Soldier Field for Family Fun Night on Friday, locked out, turned away, told “All you people, go home. Family Night’s been cancelled because the field is not ready. Not enough water sprinkled on the sod, so it dried up, causing little space in it. It’s dangerous to run on.

The Park District’s Tim LeFevour, general manager of Soldier Field, said it was “a bad mistake. We watered it wrong. We blew it. My fault. I’m sorry.”

Can you believe it? A city official telling the truth, admitting he goofed?

Wow! Sign up Tim LeFevour to teach a class in the dumbs and smarts of government and politics – dumb to cover up, smart to tell the truth.

Teach it to the mayor, and the governor and members of the General Assembly and the Congress, and the president.

They need to learn what you know, Tim LeFevour – my hero.

  • Terry Fokakis

    I’m sorry but I feel that Tim LeFevour is probably the angriest and the most unprofessional man I have ever met. While working for for my company at the run to remember at Soldier Field, because of a slight miss communication, Tim LeFevour got in my face and called me a stupid mother &*%# in front of my marketing team. In all honesty I hope he gets fired. Furthermore Soldier Field has been called the worst field to play on in the NFL. This is not just a simple miss hap, this field is always in terrible condition. It is time to get a GM that actually does his job! Chicago is football and we need a GM that feels the same way!

  • Baabs

    They could have, at the VERY least had a “meet & greet”. It’s bad enough season-ticket holders have to pay (& pay & pay), this was way beyond underhanded for even Warden McCaskey. A lot of heart-broken kids there that night. Must you again be reminded?? We’re the one’s that made you.

  • Tim

    Walter, sounds like you have a new drinking buddy.

    • dirtyboi

      more like an anal seks buddy

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