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Chicago mayor aiming for NFL Draft & Super Bowl

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Chicago major Rahm Emanuel is keen for his city to host the NFL Draft & Super Bowl following the success of Super Bowl XLVIII.

Emanuel was speaking after Steelers owners Art Rooney II revealed his desire to see the Super Bowl hosted in Pittsburgh.

This month's Super Bowl took place in New Jersey - where temperatures have plummeted to as low as -10 degrees celsius in recent weeks.

But despite fears that the game would need to be relocated, Super Bowl XLVIII passed without a hitch.

Subsequently, the likes of Rooney and now Emanuel have called for another cold-weather city to host the most prestigious fixture in the NFL calendar.

"I would say that there are two things in pro football I would love to see in Chicago, either one of them or both: the NFL Draft and the Super Bowl," Emanuel told the Chicago Tribune.

"They have different advantages for the city given that we have neither one, both would be great attractions for the city to bring national attention. We'll work on both. There's something to the draft and there's something to the Super Bowl. I compliment the NFL for deciding to change to cold-weather cities."

Should the NFL use more cold-weather cities after the success of Super Bowl XLVIII? Or should they stick to cities with warmer climes?

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