Everything You Need to Know About the NFL Draft Coming to Philly
Although we Knew it for the longest, the NFL recently released a statement regarding the upcoming NFL Draft coming to Philly April 27-29th. Essentially it’s everything to expect from interactive exhibits to crowd size expectations.
If you plan on attending just know you will be in a Made in America type crowd. The NFL and city officials are expecting a crowd of about 200,000 on the Parkway. The draft stage will be set up on the Art Museum steps with the city skyline providing the backdrop. Fans in attendance will get what the NFL has dubbed the “NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY DANNON OIKOS TRIPLE ZERO.”
Here’s all of the cool NFL Draft interactive exhibits and points of interests that will be set up along the parkway:
NFL Draft Experience hours of operation are: Thursday, April 27: Noon to 11 PM; Friday, April 28: Noon to 11 PM; and Saturday, April 29: 10 AM to 6 PM.
Among the NFL Draft Experience fan events:
- Combine Corner – From racing against NFL players to running routes, fans can test their football and athletic skills at Combine Corner, which includes the Vertical Jump and 40-Yard Dash.
- NFL Virtual Reality – Experience NFL games using virtual reality technology.
- The Vince Lombardi Trophy – Fans will have the opportunity to take their photo with the Super Bowl trophy.
- AFC & NFC Locker Rooms – Visit a replica NFL locker room as it appears on gameday. Experience the sights of an NFL pregame with sleek translucent LCDs.
- NFL Museum (Pro Football Hall of Fame display area) – This exhibit features historical Eagles memorabilia, Super Bowl rings and Conference Championship trophies. Fans can get a digitalized Pro Football Hall of Fame bronze bust in their likeness.
- College Football Corner – Fans can view College Football Hall of Fame memorabilia from former first round Draft picks and Eagles legends, and cheer on Draft prospects from their favorite college team. Life size player mannequins offer unique photo opportunities.
- NFL Draft Experience Tailgate – Enjoy selections from some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants in a “taste of the town” tailgate.
- NFL Network Set – Watch NFL Network analysts break down the NFL Draft.
- ESPN Set – Check out SportsCenter LIVE from NFL Draft Experience.
- NFL Shop at Draft – Stop by for the largest assortment of NFL Draft merchandise, including customizable Nike Jerseys and the official 2017 NFL Draft Cap by New Era and other exclusive Draft caps.
- NFL Draft Set – Visit the official NFL Draft set from Thursday to Saturday and see the view from behind the podium.
Check Out the Official Philly NFL Draft Renderings Below: