Saturday, October 4, 2014

2015 NFL Draft Coming to Auditorium Theater on Congress Parkway

It may be hard to get excited for football these days (that Bears game last Sunday made me throw up a little), but the future always breeds new excitement.

And next year, it sounds like you will have the opportunity to witness the future in person as the 2015 NFL draft well be held at Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theater at Congress Pkwy and Wabash (via ESPN):
The NFL draft has a new date -- and a new home.  
Next year's draft will be at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago from April 30 to May 2.  
The Chicago Bears confirmed the news in a tweet Thursday. Yahoo! Sports was first to report the location.  
The draft will be a week earlier than last year and a week later than normal.  
Los Angeles was the other contender to replace New York City as the home of the draft, which became a necessary move due to Radio City Music Hall -- the traditional venue -- being unavailable.  
The draft was held in Chicago in 1938, 1942-44, 1951, and 1962-64.
It's a nice win for Chicago and the theater is truly beautiful (although some of the seats in the balcony are FAR away from the stage.

Anyway, should be a fun event!

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