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Touchdown! Last week, as you may know, the NFL headed into its 100th season with Chicago hosting its first NFL Kickoff Experience. In honor of the Bears and Packers season opener, Grant Park was turned into a live interactive NFL experience. The park was loaded with Bears and Packers fans as they repped their favorite players’ jerseys. The NFL Experience 2K19 featured a boatload of things for fans to enjoy including a free concert and a live watch party of the season opener playing on projector screens across Grant Park.
Event goers enjoyed many attractions, games and concessions that gave you the perfect game day experience. Before kickoff, fans were able to get autographs from Bears legends, photo ops with the Vince Lombardi trophy as well as check out a mini NFL history museum. The attraction featured a full display of all 53 Super Bowl rings. The fun didn’t stop there. Michael Vick and Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson hosted the first ever EA SPORTS Madden NFL Twitch Crown Cup. Fans got the opportunity to compete with musicians, social media influencers and NFL players all while testing out the new Madden.
Fans were able to get the full NFL experience with an official NFL training camp with field goal kicks, throwing passes and even dressing up as their football favs with full uniformed body cast molds. Not to mention, a full NFL shop and tailgating foods from some of our favorite Chicago vendors. The NFL Budlight Tavern served as one of my favorite attractions due to the fact that you felt like you were in a real bar opposed to one of Chicago’s greatest attractions.
To appease to the music lovers, Chicago’s own, DJ Pharris handled crowd control as the NFL and Roc Nation put together a free concert. In honor of their new ‘Inspire Change’ program, Meghan Trainor, Rapsody and Meek Mill took served as the programs’ first advocates. Rapsody put on a soul searching performance with Megan picking up the momentum right after. Meek Mill let off the perfect performance ending with Dreams N Nightmares just in time for kickoff. Bears and Packers fans were able to enjoy the live watch party with massive screens showing the game all across Grant Park.
If you didn’t get a chance to enjoy the experience, check out a full recap below.
Last modified: September 11, 2019