Yesterday we passed along the report that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel had met with Roger Goodell to discuss a potential Super Bowl hosted by the Bears at Solider Field and today there is more news surfacing that another cold weather team is very interested in getting their hats in the mix. The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly set to expand the stadium, making WiFi available to the fans and adding HD video boards.
The hope from Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is that the stadium improvements could attract the attention of the NFL and potentially get the Eagles in to consideration to host a Super Bowl down the road if next year’s Super Bowl in New Jersey does well.
“We’re going to watch that very carefully,” Lurie said, according to PhillyBurbs.com. “I’m sure we’ve all been at phenomenal football games outside in December and January. So, absolutely, root for a decent-weather day in New York and New Jersey and we think we’ve got a great city here to host it, a great stadium, and I’m sure others feel the same way.”
You have to believe that more than just the Eagles and Bears will have their eyes on next year’s Super Bowl to gauge the possibility that they could be a potential host city candidate down the road.
Barring a complete weather nightmare, which you can never predict, there is little reason to think that the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl won’t be a complete and utter success.