Draft Your Fantasy Football Team at Soldier Field with Chicago Tribune

Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chicago Tribune returns to Soldier Field to kickoff the 2018-19 football season with the ultimate Fantasy Draft event.

In partnership with the 670 The Score, and RotoWire, the Tribune will host a one-of-a-kind Fantasy Draft experience at the iconic Soldier Field on Saturday, August 18.

Sponsored by Jewel Osco and Deja Blue, the event will give football fans the opportunity to host their fantasy draft on the Bears’ home turf, and gain insight into top fantasy picks from Chicago’s sports insiders.

The day will feature programming sessions from an expert panel of sports reporters, including Phil Thompson (Chicago Tribune), Julie DiCaro (670 The Score), Connor McKnight (670 The Score), Joe Ostrowski (670 The Score), Nick Shepkowski (670 The Score), Derek VanRiper (RotoWire), and Kevin O’Brien (RotoWire). Sessions will walk fans through player analysis and recommend top draft picks for the upcoming NFL season.

VIP tickets include access to the Soldier Field press box, complete with a private suite to draft from. Additionally, teams will be provided complimentary food and beverage, wireless internet, photo opportunities on the field, and football-related giveaways.

Not drafting? No problem: Select a general admission ticket to participate in programming and get a leg up on this year’s competition.

Visit www.chicagotribune.com/draftparty for tickets and follow @ChicagoSports for the Chicago Tribune’s latest news and information on Chicago teams.

Check out the 2017 recap video.

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