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Old 06-15-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The now 12 team Big Ten will have a conference championship game.

The question is: is Chicago in the running.

Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Detroit sure are although Mpls is a little too far west to make it a logical site. Super Bowls are played in domed stadiums when the game is in the North. In fact, the new Giants/Jets meadowland stadium will be the first open air northern stadium to host the game.

But late January is not early December. The Big Ten title game will come a week after football has been played (with no fear of weather) in places like Minneapolis, Madison, Evanston, East Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Columbus.

Unless there is a big weather difference between Evanston and Chicago that nobody has told me about, Soldier Field would be perfect for the game and provide the excitement of an open air enviornment.

So will we, the undeniable capital and HQ for the conference, be considered? Personally I think we lost something when Indy got the b'ball tournament. I'd love to see that corrected in the Big Ten title game. And it won't hurt the city one bit if Ohio State and Iowa match up with the tower the towers of Chicago rising above the north end zone.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Sorry EDSG but I dont think most people really care about this subject in this forum. I know I don't. I would say people downstate would care more.

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Old 06-15-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Man, you are obsessed with this topic.

Chicago probably wouldn't be in the running because of the small capacity of the stadiums around here. More likely candidates would be Ann Arbor or Columbus or Madison; places with stadium capacity of ~100,000 or more.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Man, you are obsessed with this topic.

Chicago probably wouldn't be in the running because of the small capacity of the stadiums around here. More likely candidates would be Ann Arbor or Columbus or Madison; places with stadium capacity of ~100,000 or more.
Drover, feel free to write on any topic you wish. You don't need my approval, nor do you need to explain your extreme interest in any topic you like.

Do yourself a favor: if you don't like what I write (and clearly you don't since you've told me that innumerable times), just ignore it. If I start a thread, avoid pointing and clicking.

As for me, as noted, I'm perfectly happy to see you post on any thing that interests you.

BTW....championship games are not played in places like Columbus, Ann Arbor, or Madison...they're never on campus.

and the cities that get such games are more than happy to host them. They are major events, bring in $ and exposure.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Uhm... wow. Overreact much?
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:18 AM
 
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I don't see why Chicago wouldn't be in the running. I'm sure the choice will be a business decision and Chicago could make a strong case. Soldier field holds enough people - if it worked out with the Bear's home schedule, it could happen.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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Chicago would be a good location for the Big Ten title game. Indianapolis, which currently hosts the basketball tournament, would be in the running with Lucas Oil Field. The Indiana teams aren't usually Big Ten title contenders, but it's only a 3 hour drive for OSU fans.

In the end, it's all about the $$$$ factor. I think the Big Ten would choose the title game location much like the Big 12 chose theirs (Dallas, a big advantage to the Big 12 south teams and more fans). Therefore, I think we'll either see the title game in Detroit or Indianapolis. I hope I'm wrong, though.

Last edited by Slanderous; 06-16-2010 at 12:39 AM.. Reason: Don't want to diss Indiana and Purdue football too much
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Uhm... wow. Overreact much?
not in the least. as noted, you feel comfortable posting any way you wish. I have no desire to alter your free expression here one bit.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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How magnanimous of you.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: EAST-SIDE INDIANAPOLIS
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Indy will probably get it, for some reason we seem to get any big event we want and usually do a pretty good job putting them on.
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