The Olympics in Hyde Park? Essentially.


By Alec Brandon

Chicago has changed its plans for its bid for the 2016 summer Olympics. Instead of having the main stadium be Soldier Field and a second temporary stadium, the city has decided that the new main stadium would be in Washington Park, which shares a western border with Hyde Park (Washington Park starts as soon as leave the western end of the U of C campus).It is still in such a prelimary stage that it would be silly to start thinking about the impact this would have on Hyde Park and the U of C, but still. There hasn’t been anything this big in the Hyde Park area since the 1893 Worlds Fair.