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Emanuel pushing for Super Bowl in Chicago

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making a new pitch to bring the Super Bowl to Chicago.

There has been a lot of resistance to holding the Super Bowl in Chicago or any other open air stadium because of weather.  But next year, the Super Bowl will be held at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he's talked with Emanuel about formally adding Soldier Field to the list of potential host cities for the National Football League's championship game.

The mayor put out this statement:

"The mayor and Roger Goodell spoke last week on a number of matters. 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 faces an additional challenge in bidding for the Super Bowl: Soldier Field has one of the smallest seating capacities in the NFL.

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