CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 23: The exterior of Soldier Field before the NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on January 23 2011 in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Chicago Bears' home stadium may have a chance to host it's first-ever Super Bowl if the Chicago mayor can have his way.
The latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times indicates the city of Chicago is making a push to get a future NFL Super Bowl at Soldier Field. Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday and took some time to sell the Chicago Bears home stadium as a future Super Bowl site.
The furthest north the NFL Super Bowl has ever been held was in Pontiac, Michigan (1981), and Detroit, Michigan (2005), but both games occurred in dome stadiums. The Super Bowl has been played in Miami 10 times, New Orleans 9 times and Tampa 5 times.
The league will hold its first cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl in 2014 when the league championship game will be held in New Jersey's Meadowlands Stadium. The NFL will likely wait to see the results of the New York / New Jersey Super Bowl before giving Chicago serious consideration.