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Oprah Winfrey Plans to Host Her Show Final Episode in Open-Air Football Stadium

August 28, 2010 (6:43 am) GMT
The talk show titan admits that she wants a star-studded finale in September 2011 in a huge open-air football stadium although she 'can never count on Chicago weather.'
Oprah Winfrey

Talk show titan wants to host the final episode of her long-running show in a huge open-air football stadium. The mogul is planning a star-studded finale in September 2011 when "" will end its 25 years run on U.S. TV.

And she has hinted she wants to move the production from her Chicago, Illinois studio to the city's 61,500 capacity Solder 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 scupper plans for an open-air finale, telling TV Guide "I don't know if that's going to happen. You can never count on Chicago weather."

The star is stepping down from her syndicated talk show to run the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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