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Posted on 05/31/2012 2:35:50 PM PDT by chopperman
CHICAGO -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke Thursday about the possibility of Soldier Field hosting a Super Bowl.
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UFO stadium wants to host? In the winter?
Football as it should be played.
If you can’t deal with 10 below with wind chill making it 25 below, stay home and let the hardcore enjoy themselves.
That would be fun....5 degrees....blinding snowstorm....
Does Chicago have a dome?
My question is who is going to provide security for the fans, Delta Force and Sea; Team Six?
Good, that’s football weather. Dome should be outlawed.
Some one should bring back that (instant classic) CNN black dude's incredulous “Chicago lost?” video.
Will there be a shooting pool? How many killed vs wounded.
Boycott NFL football.
2013 - New Orleans
2014 - New York (Jersey?)
2015 - Phoenix
Two years ago, Kansas City updated Arrowhead Stadium (Chiefs). One option on the table was the issue of a roof...we were told no roof = no superbowl in the future.
Well, the voters decided against a roof (which I agree with - play outside!)
But now, New York gets a superbowl without a roof?
And Chicago may be next?
I understand Kansas City isn’t the biggest city in the world, or a popular vacation hot spot...but neither are Jacksonville or Detroit.
...and now by some coincidence, Chicago gets a superbowl? With the smallest stadium in the NFL? Outdoors in a colder climate than Kansas City?
I can’t picture the First Girlie-man sitting on the 50 yard line in February.
Chicago hasn’t gotten it yet, he said IF it works in New York there are possibilities. Ever since the rain bowl in Miami I think they fear bad weather less, unless NY is a disastrous snow hell. How much has KC been pushing for it? You gotta market, too many places want the SB, if you don’t beg they ain’t coming.
I agree from a purist football standpoint, that's correct. But if you're going to tap the taxpayers for a sh!tload of funding for a stadium in a northern climate (like here in Indianapolis) the ability to use the dome for events in all weather (conventions, concerts, etc) is an overriding consideration IMHO.
The climate controlled stadium allows for a lot of events year round, including the NCAA final four basketball and conventions for groups like fire truck manufacturers.
“How much has KC been pushing for it?”
From Wikipedia - “Before the bond election, the NFL awarded the 49th Super Bowl in 2015 to Kansas City provided it have a climate controlled stadium.”
But the voters said nope, no roof...so, the way the NFL looks at it, the people of Missouri didn’t keep their end of the deal.
The NFL has to follow through on their threat, or nobody else will take future threats seriously. I’d say we are ‘out’ for at least a decade, before even being considered again.
Come on folks, Obama wants his 10%.
The Chicago way. Grow up.
NFL NBA MLB all ass kissing, pandering, PC suckups.
Pewk is too kind a word for them.
your wish is my command :o)
As my Dad (RIP) used to say: nothing's too good for the taxpayers.
When the politicians see their new luxury box seats on the 3D graphic model of the new stadium, how could they possibly vote no?
I like the idea of a Super Bowl with snow, but Chicago? I wouldn’t want to go there.
Stadium is too small.
Otherwise, I have no problem with the SB being played in inclement weather.
Right After Lambeau Field hosts a Super Bowl!!
I bet the Chicago mob and Politicians (or are they the same?) would rig it that 'DA BEARS' win that SUPER BOWL!!
Green Bay has more of a right to host a super bowl than Chicago!! (taking off my cheesehead hat!)
I agree that weather is a big part of football. I love the fact that the Viqueens will be an outdoor team again. That being said, I always thought it was bullshiite that Arizona was denied home games in September while they played in Sun Devil Stadium. The NFL claimed it was too hot. It’s hot in Dallas, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Miami in Sept. Why did the cold weather teams get their home field advantage, and Arizona didn’t? For the record I am a Cowboys fan, but I never thought the NFL was being fair to the Cardinals.
The perfect gangsta fit... the NFL and Chicago. Hey kids, drive-bys at halftime!
They need a neutral site. Especially after giving it to NY. Now all the cold weather teams will want one.
Las Vegas would be perfect. I realize the NFL does not like the sports betting but Vegas is the perfect place
This will NEVER happen. Too much money involved. Too much tourism to ever have the Stupid Bowl in the north without a dome.