Monday, December 14, 2015

"The oldest stadium now employed by an N.F.L. team is Chicago’s Soldier Field"

New York Times - "Soldier Field: A Football Cathedral Never Really Meant for Football"

"As Liam T.A. Ford wrote in his 2009 book on Soldier Field (University of Chicago Press), Chicago boosters wished to “outrival Paris” and “build the largest, most beautiful public arena in the world.”Their mayor, William Thompson, known as Big Bill, called for a vast 150,000-seat stadium, which would honor Chicago’s fallen World War I soldiers, exceeding what “the Romans had ever built.”"

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