Murphy, who has worked for the Bears for 25 years, said he is eager to ensure that the Bears play in one of the best stadiums in the world. . "I am incredibly honored and excited to lead an operation that has the power to change the course of this legendary franchise and how fans experience the game of football in Chicago. I have always loved the game of football and the city of Chicago and I bring that passion to my work every day," said Murphy. "I am privileged to continue to work with Kevin and the rest of the organization to create and execute a vision for a world-class team that brings a state-of-the-art stadium and Super Bowls to Chicagoland."

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The Bears have played at Soldier Field for more than 50 years. They have made it clear before that they want a bigger, newer stadium. But where that stadium would be built remains unclear, as the Bears have rejected a property tax bill they would pay if it were built in Arlington Heights, where they purchased a stadium-sized parcel of land that used to be a racetrack.

Murphy's job will be to finalize the stadium project somewhere in the Chicago area and oversee the construction of a world-class stadium for the Bears.