I have never been astounded by such marvelous architecture until I laid my eyes on Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Soldier Field seemed like a dragon, just engulfing everyone who was spectating the Mexico vs Bosnia game on May 2011. When I first laid eyes on the monstrosity, I was very intimidated. The thought of entering this behemoth marveled me and made me even more excited to enter and watch the Mexico soccer game that I was anxiously waiting for! Chicago itself is a marvelous city with hidden gems scattered throughout, like Soldier Field. The cold air of Lake Michigan stung my skin and felt like shards of ice piercing my body. Soldier Field, in Chicago, is a monstrosity of a place. Going there to watch a Mexico soccer game was like going into the eye of a storm….
Walking out of the parking lot was very confusing and tiring. Once we exited the parking lot I was amazed to see the amount of people gathered there to witness the spectacle of this very exciting sporting event. Seeing the amount of people wearing green, white, and red supporting the Mexico national team made me feel proud. But, at the same time seeing all the Bosnian fans wearing blue, gold, and white made me feel intimidated. We proceeded along the walkway towards the entrance of the colosseum. On our way there we could see people tailgating. The smell of hot dogs and burgers being grilled tickled my nose and enticed my senses.
As we got closer to the entrance, we saw a bunch of stands up which let you practice soccer skills. I, without thinking twice, ran up to try to win a brand new soccer ball. The ball was very cold, smooth, and had a bunch of little bumps on it which allow for better grip when dribbling. It’s colors were bright red, green, and white with a big eagle in the center. This all felt like little jewels that the big monster of a stadium was allowing us to…