Chicago 2016

Chicago 2016 Update: Chicago Trophy unveiled for soccer tourney

2016 Update

Talk about big-time. Well, dense, at least.

Noted architect Santiago Calatrava, designer of the soon-to-be-built Chicago Spire, unveiled his Chicago Trophy for the soccer tournament to be held at Soldier Field later this month.

The teams competing for the title and the trophy are Sevilla FC, Spain; Wisla Krakow, Poland; Club Deportivo Toluca, Mexico; and Reggina Calcio, Italy. Don’t get me wrong, but these aren’t exactly top-notch teams.

If Sevilla were exchanged for Real Madrid FC, who just won its league championship and if Toluca were exchanged for Chivas, maybe it’d be worth watching.

I wonder if he had to design the trophy as a condition of building the Spire.

Check out fellow Medillian Britney Kaplan’s piece here.