Chicago Is No Host City For Super Bowl

One of the worst snowstorms in Chicago history hit late Tuesday and into Wednesday. For the most part the city has shut down and started digging itself out.

With the Chicago Blackhawks and Bulls playing on the road the weather shouldn’t immediately effect major sports in Chicago. But what it does do is highlight why Chicago, like New York, is no place to host a Super Bowl.

“I guess it’s one thing for Bears’ fans to go out in bad weather and say, ‘This is our team, we’re going to get behind them. We’re going to sit in the snow,'” Dan Pompei, of the Chicago Tribune said on the Mully and Hanley Show.

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And while this snowstorm is nowhere near normal for Chicago, some snow and cold weather is, and many people who attend the Super Bowl aren’t from the host city.

Chicagoans could deal with the cold and the snow to watch a Super Bowl.

“It would be another thing for people to fly in from all over the country on a vacation, on a getaway, spend thousands and thousands of dollars and freeze their rear ends off and not be able to go anywhere,” Pompei said.

Cities like Chicago, New York and Indianapolis are great sports cities and great NFL cities. But to have all the extra activities that a Super Bowl brings with it limited by inclement winter weather isn’t worth these cities having the opportunity to host a Super Bowl.

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  • greg

    Chico is a idiot and so are you Rahm..

  • Brian

    I don’t agree. Throw the blizzard we just had at any other city and they would shut down just like we did.

  • Roberta Waker

    The weather isn’t the only reason Chicago shouldn’t host a Super Bowl. The playing field is the worst in the NFL. And, should I even mention the shootings, killings, robberies???

    • Adam

      Wow you think Chicago is the only place with shootings killings and robberies– Dallas ranks right up there.

  • kent heller

    the answer is easy play the superbowl on may 15

    • Erv Pofelski

      good idea the cubs/sox would already be eliminated

  • Sean Dougherty

    This further perpetuates the wussification of America. WAH! It’s cold. BOO HOO! There’s snow. There is a simple solution to both of those issues. Put on a coat and don’t walk in the snow. I don’t know if this comes as news to you Dan, but a LARGE majority of this country lives in an environment where it gets cold in the winter. Are we to be denied the right to host a Super Bowl because the rest of the country is a bunch of wimps? There have been 44 Super Bowls and they have been hosted in four cities/regions (Miami, NO, LA, and Tampa) a total of 30 times. I know that the world is not fair place, but doesn’t that seem a little unjust? For those that don’t want to go to New York when they host the Super Bowl in a few years because it is too cold for their sensibilities, DON’T GO. Going to the biggest sporting event in our country is a choice.

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