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Rose Bowl in the running as 2016 Olympic soccer site

February 20, 2009 |  4:39 pm

If Chicago is selected as the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena could be one of the venues for the men's and women's soccer tournaments.

The stadium was one of six venues proposed by the Chicago bid committee when it submitted its canditature file to the International Olympic Committee.

The others are Minneapolis Stadium, Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, Philadelphia Stadium, the Edwards Jones Dome in St. Louis and Landover Field in Maryland.

Chicago proposes staging the medal-round matches at Soldier Field.

The Rose Bowl was the site of the soccer final at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and also has staged the final of the World Cup in 1994 and the Women's World Cup in 1999.

--Grahame L. Jones