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NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is held at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Grant Park, behind Buckingham Fountain, which lights up with team colors as each team picks, on S Lake Shore Drive. If you are a die-hard NFL fan, you do not want to miss this live event. While tickets are required for the events in Auditorium Theatre and Selection Square, no tickets are required to attend Draft Town, which will take up a large portion of Grant Park. There will be Team Tents, where visitors can see memorabilia and browse information about each team. Fan will also be able to take part in some of the same strength and speed tests prospective NFL players take part in at the NFL Combine Area. There will be Football Fields for youth football clinics and flag football tournaments, a Super Bowl Museum Area featuring historic Bears memorabilia, and a food and beverage area called the Tavern. 

If you’re attending NFL Draft and are looking for a downtown hotel near Auditorium Theatre and Grant Park, La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago-Lakeshore offers a convenient location near the venue. Auditorium Theatre and Grant Park is less than 6 miles from the hotel – just head straight north on S Lake Shore Drive. Reserve your room at La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago-Lakeshore today.