WLS 890AMMayor Rahm Emanuel met privately Thursday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to pitch Chicago and Soldier Field as the site for a future, outdoor Super Bowl, the Sun-Times is reporting.
The NFL is scheduled to hold its first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather city — New York — in 2014.
Goodell told the mayor that, if all goes well in New York, he would consider holding the game at Soldier Field.
Emanuel said he is willing to wait, but noted that after Chicago successfully hosted world leaders at the recent NATO Summit, it deserves to be the stage for the NFL's biggest showcase.
Houston is also trying to get in on the bid for the 2017 Super Bowl.
This will obviously all depend on how NJ/NY goes in 2014.