Editor's note: NBC 5 will have continued live coverage from Grant Park throughout the day Sept. 5. Tune in live here or watch in the player above.
NBC 5 is joining the party for the Bears' home opener against the Packers Thursday.
The station will broadcast all of its newscasts live from Grant Park, where the NFL is hosting a massive celebration to mark the start of the league's and the Bears' 100th seasons.
"Countdown to Kickoff" live coverage will air from Buckingham Fountain from 4-6:30 p.m. both on air and online. Fans can stream the action live from the NBC Chicago app or NBCChicago.com.
The coverage will take place inside the NFL's “Kickoff Experience” in Grant Park.
The massive celebration, presented by EA Sports Madden NFL '20, will feature appearances by Bears legends, photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and all 53 Super Bowl rings.
The park will also host an NFL Kickoff Watch Party starting at 7 p.m. CT where fans can cheer on the Bears as they “take on the Packers in another historic matchup to kick off the season.”
The experience will be free and open to the public, rain or shine.
Gates are open, and access to the viewing areas will be first-come, first-served.