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On Thursday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel about possibly hosting a Super Bowl at Soldier Field.
“We did speak about this earlier,” Goodell said during a news conference to honor Soldier Field as the first NFL stadium certified by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). “As you know, we are hosting a Super Bowl in New York in an open-air stadium in 2014, and we’re excited about that. We think it’s going to be a great thing for our fans, and a great thing for New York.
“I think if we can do it successfully there, I think that opens up doors where we’ll be looking at. Obviously, you know how to host great events. … And you got a great stadium.”
After hosting the most recent NATO summit Emanuel believes Chicago proved if can handle a Super Bowl.
“First of all, we’ve always been good enough to host the Super Bowl,” Emanuel said. “Obviously, they’re going to have their Super Bowl in another (cold-weather) city. See
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