WBEZ | Sam Stark http://www.wbez.org/tags/sam-stark Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Examining the likelihood of a Super Bowl in Chicago http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-31/examining-likelihood-super-bowl-chicago-95988 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-31/soldier field flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Sunday, thousands will descend on the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to watch the New York Giants and the New England Patriots vie for the NFL's championship title. City officials are bracing for the crowds--and the extra money that will flow through its coffers. It's a big deal and cities are always hoping to be selected to host the football extravaganza. Well, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wondered--what about Chicago? How come the Windy City has yet to host the big game?</p><p>Before tackling that question, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> checked in with WBEZ's Northwest Indiana reporter Mike Puente who's been <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/human-trafficking-bill-heads-indiana-governor-95922" target="_blank">reporting</a> on the buzz around the bowl in Indianapolis.</p><p>To tackle the Chicago question, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by Sam Stark, executive director of the <a href="http://www.choosechicago.com/" target="_blank">Chicago Sports Commission</a>, ESPN’s <a href="http://www.choosechicago.com/" target="_blank">Lester Munson</a> and Marc Ganis, president of Sports Corp Ltd.</p></p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-31/examining-likelihood-super-bowl-chicago-95988