Soldier Field would like to host Big Ten title game

Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and Ford Field in Detroit are considered the favorites to host the 2011 Big Ten Championship Game with the conference headed in that direction, but Soldier Field officials are very interested in making the game an outdoor affair.

Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune reports that stadium officials are keenly interested in being in the mix for such an event. Soldier Field general manager Tim LeFevour told Greenstein they are “absolutely” interested in bringing the conference title game to the shores of Lake Michigan.

“We'll take a very strong look at it and put together a proposal,” LeFevour said.

Of course, the Big Ten has yet to officially announce a conference title game but is expected to go that way after poaching Nebraska from the Big 12. The Metrodome in Minneapolis and Cleveland Browns Stadium are also believed to be possible hosts.

Personally, we like the idea of an outdoor game being played outdoors. We’ll see how it shakes out. First, the Big Ten has to create such a game for its league.

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