Thursday, May 27, 2010

No Superbowl Here

The NFL just awarded the 2014 Superbowl to New Jersey.

New Jersey? Well, they've got a brand new $1.6 billion dollar stadium to show off. The NFL waived the cold weather rules and hopes are that this might make the Superbowl a semi-regular visitor to the northern regions.

Of course, the new stadium seats 82,500 or more fans, meaning there is absolutely no chance of tiny little 67,000 seat Soldier Field ever being chosen to host the title game. We seem to recall a big push for a domed stadium here in town and the old stadium having at least 75,000 seats (you really old timers might recall the original configuration sat 120,000).

That's some real forward thinking by our city planners.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you think that oversized toilet bowl they plunked down on top of Soldier Field should have been BIGGER, SCC?

No, thanks.

5/27/2010 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha....and dont even mention the *lol-ympics* or daley will be on your blog again.

5/27/2010 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ocean keeps NJ somewhat warm but the last two winters have been rough. This is not a good idea. I will enjoy the game from my couch.

5/27/2010 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same city planners who urged that mattresses be dumped into the river to stop the loop flood because one of them saw it used in a movie to stop water coming into a submarine. We really have some good ones here in Chicago.

5/27/2010 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous gfy said...

Who thinks smaller, McCaskey or Daley?

5/27/2010 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the other economic issues going on, the last thing we need is a new stadium.

5/27/2010 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were looking to trim the fat in the contruction cost. Can you imagine the price to build if they made the place saet 80,000? It would have been at least another
Seriously a stadium with a retractable dome would had been great. Think of the things we could of had there if we did. Super Bowls, NCAA Final Fours, NBA All-Star Game, More indoor concerts, etc.

Had Daley had a friend that sold retractabler domes we could of had one.

5/27/2010 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meh, it's warmer in NJ than here, and after they have people freezing their asses off by the 4th quarter when it's 10PM and freezing, the NFL won't do this again. A dome? That would have gotten it done.

5/27/2010 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a dome or those new convertible stadiums we could of had a Super Bowl, a college bowl game, and college basketball.

Add in a real casino, not some river boat crap, and Chicago could have a chance at reviving itself.

Too bad the mayor and his buddies didn't get their cut and now we have nothing.

5/27/2010 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add in a real casino, not some river boat crap, and Chicago could have a chance at reviving itself.
Most sports and gambling venues are net negatives, economically.

They can help an area to some extent but overall the effect is not anywhere near what you would want for the kind of money localities have put up for them.

5/27/2010 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Scc, a little correction on the seating numbers.

For Bear games that "eyesore on da lake" only holds just over 62,000 people.

That other number was for the old Solder Field, before the flying saucer landed inside of it!

5/27/2010 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Of course, the new stadium seats 82,500 or more fans, meaning there is absolutely no chance of tiny little 67,000 seat Soldier Field ever being chosen to host the title game." --SCC

--Like the loss of the Olympics (not to mention the loss of an increasing number of huge business conventions), this new insult will send the Daleys into a fresh paroxysm of hatred and contempt for ordinary people.

They will lash out by installing pedestrian meters -- "pay here to cross street" or something.

Honest citizens will stop and stand there, earnestly fumbling for the right change, while gang bangers twirl around on the tops of their heads on a piece of cardboard placed in the middle of the street, "break dancing" and laughing at everyone.

Another snippet of daily life in New Chicago...

5/27/2010 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of stupid idea was this? A Superbowl in the cold weather? The Superbowl is supposed to be fun.

5/27/2010 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A domed stadium at 35th and the Ryan just east of Sox Stadium.
2 train lines and an expressway running to it!
Parking at sox stadium and at McCormick place with shuttles.
OOPS! City would have got all parking revenue from McCormick place, plus the added CTA Usage.
On top of all that Soldier Field could have been turned into a permanent festival grounds if there wasn't a flippin space ship built there. We could have opened Grant park for the year with NO traffic disturbances. Charge an entrance fee for all festival at Historic Soldier Field summer festival cengter!
The Park District would have made huge money utilizing Soldier Field for city programs as opposed to leasing it to the Bears!!!
Screw the BEARS the are losers!!!

5/27/2010 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let us hold the Super bowl in
McCormack Place. That way Daley's outfit pals can steal a lot of money.

5/27/2010 06:38:00 PM  

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