Chicago Bears president, Ted Phillips has denied talk that the team have plans to extend the capacity of Soldier Field in the near future.
After the success of this year's Super Bowl in New York, Chicago has been ventured as a possible destination for a future game. An extension to the stadium which can currently hold 61,500 people would put Chicago in the driving seat.
However, according to Phillips, that is not going to happen any time soon:
“We talk to the Park District and general superintendent Mike Kelly all the time. We’re always trying to find ways to improve the experience and see what we can do. But currently there are no plans. There are no plans being developed. So we’re just going to kind of take things as we go and see what comes out of it. But there are no current plans.”
Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel has made his desire to host a Super Bowl very clear. The New York and New Jersey area profited very highly from the attention from February's big game and now Chicago are among the big cities wanting a slice of that action.
Emanuel may have to wait a few years for that desire to turn into reality, even if the NFL were satisfied with Soldier Field's capacity Super Bowls have already been booked for Arizona, Santa Clara and Texas.