Mayor: Second City would welcome second NFL team

Updated: December 30, 2005, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Mayor Richard Daley believes getting a second NFL franchise could enhance the city's chances of a successful bid for the 2016 Olympics.

Daley says bringing another football team to Chicago would make it more feasible to build a domed stadium with a capacity of at least 80,000. That would be a major component of the city's Olympics bid.

The renovated Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, seats just 61,500.

The mayor said Thursday that a new stadium would ...

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