The Chicago Bears may be thinking about relocating to Arlington Heights, a suburb roughly 30 miles outside of Chicago.

The city has 326 acres available where a new stadium could be built. The team has been playing at Soldier Field since 1971.

During an interview last week, Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes revealed the the Bears were "seriously considering" a move to the site. 

"Certainly, the Arlington Park site is available and we would consider the Chicago Bears a great fit for that particular site," Hayes said. "I think the Bears are seriously considering it because it's such a unique piece of property. It has so much going for it in terms of its location in the northwest suburbs where a lot of their audience is."

A Bears executive didn't deny that the team was mulling a possible move when asked about it by Crain's Chicago Business last week.