Chicago Bears unveil statues of Hall of Famers George Halas and Walter Payton

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CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS/ABC) — As the 2019 NFL season gets ready to kickoff this week the Bears cemented the legacy of two of their all-time greats.

The organization unveiled statues of legendary Hall of Famers Walter Payton and George Halas at Soldier Field Tuesday morning.

The 12-foot, 3,000 pound bronze statues are part of this year’s centennial celebration. The private ceremony was held this morning and then the area will open up to the public for viewing.

The statue unveiling is part of the Bears’ centennial celebration ahead of the opening game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday night at Soldier Field.

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