Before we know it, the weather will turn colder, baseball will end, and da Bears (or your team of choice) will take over your Sundays (and Mondays and Thursdays). Though everyone has different football-watching traditions, rituals, and preferences, much of it comes down to having the perfect space in which to really enjoy and focus on said games. These seven homes with basements, theater rooms, and rec spaces are primed for football watching this fall.
Not only does this Bucktown address boast a theater/media room with an 85-inch, ultra-high-definition TV, but it also has a gym where you can hook up another TV, and get a workout in while those pro athletes are inspiring you. Donald Hughes, Kelly Angelopoulos; Berkshire Hathaway; 773-255-1264, 312-893-8106
This home boasts a spacious theater room with stadium seating, but if you like to be a bit more active during games, you can also watch and entertain on the top floor, which is set up with a bar area, pool table, and adjacent roof deck with a hot tub. Matt Laricy, Americorp Ltd, 708-231-0608
This Southport Corridor home features an expansive lower level made for entertaining, with a full bar and lounge, home theater, and even an exercise area where you can hook up another TV. Place your bid for the group Super Bowl party now. Michael LaFido, CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate, 312-733-7201
This home includes plenty of rooms in which to watch football, but none are better than its 13-seat home theater, which is big enough for an entire football-loving family or a group of fantasy league devotees. Linda Mayer, Coldwell Banker, 312-915-4737
Let’s be honest: Often, one of the most important things about a football-watching room is its proximity to the kitchen, for easy access to snack and drink refills. This brand-new home certainly delivers, with a cozy living space that opens right up to the kitchen. Jeff Lowe, Berkshire Hathaway, 312-264-1122