Do Not Miss NFL Draft Town in Chicago!

Football fans from across the country have been waiting all winter for the NFL Draft and they will finally get their fix this weekend! Along with the draft, fans in Chicago will be able to enjoy Draft Town throughout the three-day event.

The NFL Draft marks the beginning of a new football season. All 32 teams gather together and select their future stars from large crop of eligible college players. Names like Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota dominate the headlines, but key players will be selected throughout all seven rounds over the course of three days.

Usually in NYC, this year's NFL Draft is being held in Chicago! The NFL Draft itself will be held at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Fans will also be able to enjoy Draft Town! This is a 3-day long event that allows fans to get up close and personal with the NFL Draft.

When is Draft Town?

Draft Town will take place from Thursday, April 30th through Saturday, May 2nd 2015.

Hours of Operation will be 4pm-10pm for both Thursday & Friday, and 10am-7pm on Saturday.

There will be a concert on Saturday night by Phillip Phillips that will last until approximately 9:30 pm.

Where is Draft Town?

Draft Town will be taking place in Grant Park, specifically near Congress Plaza and the Buckingham Fountain.

What Can I Do at Draft Town? 

This event will have something for fans of all ages. There will be interactive activities throughout Draft Town. Fans can kick a Field Goal through NFL uprights, run a timed 40-yard dash or participate in a Flag Football Tournament for kids and adults. 

You can also have your picture taken with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and get autographs from some of your favorite NFL players. There will also be delicious local food on sale and live concert Saturday night to close out the festivities.

Also inside of Draft Town is Selection Square, where all 32-teams will be making their Draft selections. 

Complete information on the activities at Draft Town can be found here.

Draft Town will be open to the public. The NFL Draft will be taking place at the adjacent Auditorium Theatre on Thursday (Round 1) and Friday (Rounds 2 & 3), where as Rounds 4-7 will take place on Saturday at Selection Square in Draft Town. Tickets to the Draft inside Auditorium Theatre and Selection Square were distributed through a previous online promotion through the NFL.

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With everything that goes along with the NFL Draft and Draft Town, parking will be at a premium. We strongly encourage you to reserve your parking online before heading out to the festivities. Having a guaranteed place to park for any day of the draft is sure to make your experience more enjoyable. So purchase your spot now and enjoy Draft Town!

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