Happy Super Bowl Sunday – the New York Giants battle the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy today. Some day we’ll get the Bears back there.
Gotta love some comments NFL Commish Roger Goodell made the other day about a potential Super Bowl in the Windy City: “Chicago is a great community… As far as football fans are concerned, there is no greater passion in Chicago. There are a number of issues that go into playing a Super Bowl. It’s not just the stadium. It’s clearly the number of hotel rooms, the other infrastructure, all of which I presume that Chicago would meet. If they’re interested, we certainly will meet with them and discuss the ability to do that.”
It seems like a long shot to me given that the Bears play in the smallest capacity stadium – Soldier Field (61,5000 capacity) – in the entire NFL. Throw in the fact that all the cold weather places set to hold the Super Bowl either have domes (Detroit’s Ford Field, Indy’s Lucas Oil Stadium) or a brand new state-of-the-art stadium (New York/New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium), I just can’t see the NFL agreeing to Chicago. But it can’t hurt to dream!