http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/p...,5714922.storyMayor 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.”
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.