Grant Park hosted the NFL Draft in 2015, and for the first time in its history, the event became a family festival rivaling Lollapalooza and Taste of Chicago. With over 200,000 in attendance, the NFL saw the kind of organizational skills that Chicago brings unrivaled by any city in the country.
It was no surprise to us at Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours because we utilize Chicago’s gorgeous lakefront all year round. We’ve seen millions gather to celebrate Barak Obama’s election and the Chicago Blackhawk’s trophy. We’ve seen waves of crowds form to watch Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson don their Championship rings, and Pope John Paul II speak. This city and its front lawn are no strangers to this kind of attention.
This year, we expect to double the attendance. Weather permitting, there could be half a million people attending the four-day event. Most will be outside in Draft Town which is what the NFL is calling the outdoor festivities. Once again, this will include 32 team tents, a hall of fame museum, and gobs of games, competitions, and races. And inside, the ticket holding attendees and television audiences will be treated to the magnificence of the Auditorium Theatre—a building that defined modern architecture.
Absolutely Chicago Segway will be running tours during the whole weekend enjoying the sights and sounds of this wonderful event!