Under the direction of Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Chicago Park District officials, the renovation of Soldier Field was completed in 2003. Since its re-opening, Soldier Field and the surrounding parkland have hosted thousands of events. Corporate activities from meetings, tradeshows and receptions to black-tie events have been held in the stadium's unique hospitality area. Festivals, charitable events, weddings and birthday parties have also taken place at the stadium. International soccer events contiune to call Soldier Field home highlighted by the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams, Real Madrid, Manchester United, the 2007 Gold Cup Final and 2009 Gold Cup Semifinals. The city's annual Prep Bowl, the Chicago Classic and Northern Illinois University football have also played on the natural grass of Soldier Field. The Chicago Bears have performed well in their new home and capped off their 2006 season by winning the NFC Championship game to advance to the Super Bowl. The public has enjoyed events such as The Rolling Stones, U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi concerts, American Idol auditions, the 2006 International Gay Games Opening Ceremonies, US Snowboarding competition, Avon Breast Cancer Walk, Soldier Field 10 Mile Race, Spring Egg-Stravaganza, Drift Car Racing Championships and many more!