Inside Look: Richard M. Daley - Part 3
Sun, 14 Oct 2012|
CSN's David Kaplan sat down with former mayor Richard M. Daley to talk about everything from his belief that Chicago should have a second NFL team, losing the 2016 Olympic bid for Chicago and his love for the White Sox - 10/14
Inside -- Richard -- game. Now it's. You are the most successful -- in the history of our city from a championship standpoint no mayor has six NBA titles. And a World Series and I think three new stadium Soldier Field. US cellular in the united right now and I think they're all good -- -- -- down there off. They have their own characteristic and that's what you want you know you see -- build these new stadiums. They don't have character till they're all the same and we have -- over the feels it beautifully after renovated you know they can work that out. Which is really important for the fans and everything else and then. And it course Chicago stadium you know united is is unbelievable. You know they did renovation. If he built the stadium. You -- so it really worked out well I think so it was just perfect great stadium. Yes he had artificial. Grass they have to do it. They should do it other -- have with all the new -- have it they should put it there because she Chicago's. Unique is it cold weather we get along the lake I've been up to Green Bay you know. They only use it you know Green Bay is that that that's you know that's a special place. And I just hope to get our officials fielder that they should put him. The great for the fans have been great for the ball players -- on the visiting teams and all that because it's hard it freezes it warms up. You know and then it freezes. And it -- life. And then it and -- -- and basically it's up to the Bears to put it in. It it sometimes puts our city in a bad light on national television and had to say they're still there -- the worst field ever played all right we're world class here yeah and I think they -- an artificial field and hopefully do it because I think. The National Football League requires all the stadiums now. To certainly -- on him. Wanted to required now anybody for an artificial field that request you can go back in time. Would you instead of doing what we did with Soldier Field putting -- there -- we could attract. Final fours and things like well well you know everybody thought of that but at that time. The thing that TI -- when you look at it but we have to work with the state the state didn't want that. But I really believe -- second football team I've always believed Charlotte -- Bears why is it New York just to Florida history -- -- -- us -- and I think of that I -- we can easily take Chicago Los sports and get a second team in here. You build a new stadium you could have a huge international soccer teams coming in. You can do the final four you can do anything you want it with a brand new stadium be privately funded. Government could help a little bit but I've always we will take the second team. In every Sunday we would have. The team plane. The American you know in the National Football League to be unbelievable it would be great for yeah and we can do it -- we can do we have enough people here. -- fan base everything else. Do you think it's something that they could do we're talking about renovating Wrigley where you could maybe partner with the Cubs have put me. New stadium together not a heavy heart I think really if you -- is unique and different they have to stay as it is but I think you build. Honestly I really believe that you know when you look at what the Cleveland. Team went for about -- two billion dollars that's who you know are you -- -- financial people here in Chicago to put up the money. It easy get some land. You do that close to. Publish an education and you can do what you can even have a second football team easily in here. You believe you -- unbelievable and in the great rivalry get back to the -- the Bears in Chicago Cardinals did you go to London yes that's along the Coca-Cola -- down board member went there we went the beach volleyball which is. Very nice and out of two football and a football we went to basketball and -- we went to the swimming. An American flag myself myself are very proud. To -- that there are athletes and what it was a great feeling out -- volunteers from London great shadow talked the mayor Boris Johnson the mayor. Of among the greats that everybody felt all the volunteers are friendly. -- education you know public transportation and -- and all that. And it was a great great feeling for London they're very proud. When they get a good job and when you look at England and he could cabinet in the medals category. They really worked hard and we're proud of it should we take another run at the Olympics because I think to be great for the city yeah -- what you have to figure out they have to it after. They have to go after effort is never an Olympic and an old argument south American in there and South America. And I think -- go to India and there's another place they have to finish three locations so we're talking about twelve years and try to figure that out. Because you know you take new York and Chicago those are the only two cities that can raise the money. Because. When you go to Olympic Committee. The rest the world they're government puts money up we don't we races from the private sector the city doesn't put any money at the state for the federal government. Want to receive it then the federal government will come with transportation money and security things like that. But I don't know why you just you want you have to know when. When they wanna come back to 92 maybe you don't have to come back is because TV and how devastated we. It happened because I thought we are gonna get what I know there was something wrong when you hear us when I look at the Olympic movement is -- international Olympic movement. You think about the athletes. So we start looking at it and you know athletes. Are you the finest athletes when you look at that time -- -- what country they're coming from there an exceptional physical shape. They're athletic stand that your uncle are here -- education session down. If it -- when he sacked for a 67 years. Olympic movement and your home schooled or maybe he can go to high school. You know when -- when you come back there's someone else taking your place where we found out the education almost -- very little. In your forgotten. And who makes the money not CF please correct. So must make some money and that was kind on the correct these athletes. You mean we can't really make money off of this. -- who makes money in what they do with it. That's the question does play and so I found out that when we look at that I want to guarantee any athlete coming to Chicago. For two when he sixteen -- there was. Would get for your scouts of corn to the ability to any college in America is only amateurs most tomorrow with some exceptions. And that -- like you have a cure for no olympians Seth and they'll play and it the other team's various. And if they couldn't go out -- they could get a college in December City College. And worked in city conscious couple years with the economic you perform -- college standards and that would really make the F a public standards are high education. Make it equal. We should make education athletics and it's equal they're not. And I think he's seen in college -- the unfortunate feel sorry for a lot of lot of young men more so. Who go to college get injured -- You can't perform and all of a sudden today from the streets do you think we have the Olympics are you guys feel like you -- for structurally they like you would've been amazing. And we wish it was really infrastructure because. Like the pool -- portable so in everything else in the seasonality have to building structures you know he had to do. Opening -- stadium about 80000. But yeah it came down -- 20000 so we use -- for football rugby. Soccer. And for the votes for yes yeah. And really great in and you know he can use it for out at Washington park and there's a lot of infrastructure but I can't have those plans are important keep looking at it. And he had with the lake front moment transportation equipment perfect. -- -- we got a great uncle. You know coverage worldwide about Chicago so I was back there and a lot of the delegates. It was nice and -- And I appeared well. And you know I had a lot of good memories about it but like anything else in the game political issue and that's what this is what it is that way it is -- coming up. It is kind of town. It's something special about we can't lose it inside look. Richard and.