Media mogul Oprah Winfrey reportedly wants to host the final episode of her long-running show in a football stadium.
She’s planning a star-studded finale in September of 2011, when “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will end its 25-year run.
Winfrey will supposedly move the production from her Chicago studio to the city’s 61,500 capacity Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears football team, in a bid to pack in a bigger audience.
But Winfrey has admitted the notoriously unpredictable climate in Chicago could shutter plans for an open-air finale.
“I don’t know if that’s going to happen. You can never count on Chicago weather,” she tells TV Guide magazine.
Winfrey is not retiring from entertainment altogether next year, but leaving her syndicated talk show to run her own TV channel, OWN — the Oprah Winfrey Network.