Lori Lightfoot presents Chicago Bears with $2 billion renovation plan for Soldier Field, team dismisses plan and will move to suburb of Chi-raq
· · Jul 26, 2022 · NottheBee.com

Maybe Mayor Lightfoot should have dressed up as a bear (or Mike Ditka).

The mayor's plan to keep the Chicago Bears from leaving her city was dismissed out of hand, without even a meeting, because the franchise had already decided it was too dangerous to stay in Chi-raq.

From the Daily Wire:

On Monday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot proposed a $900 million to $2.2 billion Hail Mary offer to convince the Bears to stay in their home stadium of over 50 years.

However, the Chicago Bears stated in a press release earlier this month that they wouldn't consider any other offers, even for their home stadium, Soldier Field. The NFL team reaffirmed that sentiment to ESPN this week, noting that they were set on moving to another location over 30 miles away.

"As part of our mutual agreement with the seller of that property, we are not pursuing alternative stadium deals or sites, including renovations to Soldier Field, while we are under contract," stated the team.

The city's crime is out of control. It's too dangerous to go to games. It's too dangerous for people to work at the stadium.

Lightfoot has let the city be overrun by gangsters and Da Bears are not going to be a sitting target for killers.

It gets even worse for Lightfoot.

This is from a Chicago Tribune journalist reporting a statement from Illinois representative Kam Buckner:

"No one asked."

What an absolutely brutal indictment of one of the nation's most embarrassing mayors.

This is exactly right. Lightfoot has failed the city of Chicago and she made these hail mary pitches in order to try to save face, but it didn't come close to working.

Along with the Bears' definitive statement, Lightfoot revealed to AP News that the team refused to meet with her.

Even so, Lightfoot hasn't slowed on her attempts to further negotiations. Lightfoot explained in Monday's press release that the $900 million to $2.2 billion would cover three different renovation options that could result in either a fully-enclosed stadium, a dome stadium, or a multi-purpose stadium suitable for soccer games and concerts.

Lightfoot noted that the first two options were proposed with the Bears in mind. She asserted that the Bears would save an estimated $1 to $1.5 billion in costs if they remained with Soldier Field rather than moving on to Arlington Park.

The Bears wouldn't even meet with Lightfoot.

They basically said "good luck with your new stadium, we are not going to stay in the murder capital of the US."

Just another embarrassment for the mayor of a formerly great city.

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