On Thursday, September 5, football is back! Get ready for the start of the NFL’s and the Bears’ 100th Season at Kickoff Experience presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 20.
Kickoff Experience presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 20
September 5 | Starting at 12PM CT | Grant Park
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Kickoff Experience presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 20 will bring NFL fans together for a massive celebration featuring:
• Appearances by Bears Legends
• Photo ops with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and all 53 Super Bowl rings
The party continues with the first-ever NFL Kickoff Watch Party (7PM CT), where you can cheer on the Bears along with thousands of your fellow fans as they take on the Packers in another historic matchup to kick off the season.
Kickoff Experience is free and open to the public, rain or shine. Gates will open at 12PM CT, and access to the general public viewing areas is limited and first-come, first-served. Fans do not need tickets to attend the free event.
1:00PM – 2:00PM: Richard Dent
2:00PM – 3:30PM: Jim McMahon
4:15PM – 5:45PM: Matt Forte
6:00PM – 7:30PM: Charles Tillman
EA MADDEN APPEARANCES
1:00PM-4:00PM: Ahman Green
2:00PM-5:00PM: Michael Vick
2:00PM-5:00PM: Karl Ross
2:00PM-5:00PM: Chad Johnson
2:00PM-5:00PM: Doug Sanders
2:00PM-5:00PM: Devin Hester
4:00PM-5:00PM: Brian Urlacher
1:00PM-2:30PM: Matt Forte
Register at NFL.com/OnePass or Download the NFL OnePass app for the ultimate experience, including event information, free-to-play games, a virtual event concierge, and a chance to win prizes!
Follow @NFL and #Kickoff2019 for the most up-to-date 2019 NFL Kickoff news. Further information regarding Kickoff Experience presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 20 will be posted in the coming weeks on NFL.com/KickoffExperience.
Fans are encouraged to use public transportation and should arrive early to enjoy activities and avoid any traffic or parking delays.
Rideshare pre-event drop-off will take place at the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Ida B. Pkwy., and post-ever pick-up at the intersection of Columbus Ave. and Balbo Ave.
For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com for CTA bus and train lines. Visit www.metrarail.com for Metra train lines to/from Chicago suburbs.
*Please note some of the bus routes may be impacted by event date street closures.
If you are driving, park directly under the action at Millennium Garages. Visit www.millenniumgarages.com for details.
Bike parking is available on the perimeter of Grant and Millennium Parks. Visit the Chicago Bicycle Program for maps, safety, and other information.
Please visit NFL.com/KickoffExperience/PIList for a list of all items prohibited at Kickoff Experience. There will be a clear bag policy in place at this event.
2019 NFL Kickoff will be broadcast on NBC starting at 6:30PM CT.
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