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    Soldier Field Expansion?

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the very preliminary stages of looking at a 5,000-seat expansion of Soldier Field.

    The mayor's office and Chicago Park District, which runs the stadium on behalf of the city, are exploring the possibility as Chicago mulls a Super Bowl bid.

    "It's an exploration to see what, if anything, is possible," Emanuel spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton said late Tuesday.

    Chicago houses the NFL's smallest stadium in terms of capacity. Soldier Field seats 61,500 -- 8,500 shy of the NFL's preferred minimum for a Super Bowl.

    “We'll work with that footprint,” Emanuel said last month. “It's all a process.”
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/p...,5714922.story

    I really miss the old Soldier Field before they landed a spaceship on top and took out thousands of seats in the process. Hopefully they can get something done, not like the Bears wouldn't be able to consistently sell those seats.
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    I don't think 5,000 seats are going to make the difference for the Super Bowl.

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    New Soldier Field is really pretty legit architecturally IMO. But yeah, Old Soldier Field was classic. It would've been nice if they could've done something where they built up both sides of the stadium grandstands like those to the west (with cutouts for press boxes). I bet they could've brought capacity to ~75k if they did something like that.
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    Soldier Field Expansion?

    They need to put more seats in. Make our HFA even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85BearsDefense View Post
    They need to put more seats in. Make our HFA even better.
    Not really the people at the game are too stupid to know when to cheer and when not to

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    They need to put a lid on that *****



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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebrez bears/ View Post
    They need to put a lid on that *****
    Bear weather doe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cub_StuckinSTL View Post
    Bear weather doe
    It's retractable so they can open it when it's 70 sunny and dry... No prob



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    Yeah **** bear weather, I would like a lid

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    Do it, do something ... those seats will sell
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    Can we just get rid of the spaceship looking thing and just redo it all?

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    **** all that, make a floating field on Lake Michigan. #bigdickem

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    While they are at it put some damn field turf in too

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    If they want a SB field turf is a must



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    Second largest market with a pro football team and we have the smallest stadium? Just dumb....I would love to see an expansion.


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