Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made it clear he would like to host a Super Bowl and the NFL Draft in his city. ESPN Chicago is reporting that Emanuel has had several conversations with Commissioner Goodell about the topic.
“The mayor and Roger Goodell spoke last week on a number of matters,” Emanuel’s spokesman, Tom Alexander, said to ESPNChicago.com. “They speak or see one another on occasion. The mayor spoke with the commissioner about several things that would allow Chicago and the NFL to expand their already wonderful relationship. Chicago is a great sports town and a great football town, and the mayor wants to build on these strengths.”
Chicago’s Soldier Field is too small to host a Super Bowl, so that idea is out. I like the NFL Draft in New York, but I can see another big city like Chicago putting on a great draft show.