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January 24, 2007

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Benjamin Sandoval

Who ever reads this I am Benjamin Sandoval from Tierra Azul New Mexico and I will be running the 5k in these olympics

JARED KESKOTAGAN

WELL HOW MUCH WILL THE STADIUM COST FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES? DO YOU THINK THAT IT WILL BE A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING THAT WILL BE USED ONCE?

Richard Prouty

I haven't seen any costs associated with the Olympic stadium published, but they must be buried somewhere in the proposal. Any cost estimate at this point would be pure speculative fiction, anyway; Chicago never builds anything big on budget--or anywhere close to it. There are reports of a crazy scheme to reuse the Olympic stadium from the 2012 London Olympics in Chicago. See Blair Kamin's blog The Skyline for more details.

The current plan is to erect a temporary structure, since there's no need for a new outdoor stadium in Chicago.

yadda

Superbowl stadiums are required to have a roof, so Soldier Field fails on two counts.....

Richard Prouty

Yeah, it can't host the Super Bowl, and it still looks like a fat man in a tub. And don't even get me started on the team that plays in Soldier Field.

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