The NFL Draft in Philadelphia

April 26th, 2017 by Leo | Filed under Eagles, Events, General, NFL, Sports.

The 82nd NFL Draft will return to the city for the first time in more than 50 years over 3 days, Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29, 2017.  Taking place annually, the draft is when the National Football League (NFL) teams select eligible college football players to add to their rosters.

Surrounding the event, Philadelphia will host the FREE NFL Draft Experience. Be ready for three days of festivities — all taking place outdoors on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — that will allow fans to enjoy interactive experiences, get autographs from current and former players, and take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and many more opportunities.

The Philadelphia NFL Draft event is slated to be the largest fan experience ever produced by the NFL.  This Draft has drawn record interest and the Parkway will feature giant LED screens, a zip line, tons of exhibits and more.

Will you be able to attend the Draft?

The NFL Draft Experience is FREE to attend and open to the public!

The draft itself will take place in a 3,000-seat open-air theater on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and the lottery for tickets to sit inside the theater has closed.

More than 200,000 people are expected to check out the NFL Draft Experience, a free three-day event (also on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway).

Plus, the draft will be televised on enormous screens throughout the NFL Draft Experience grounds. That means attendees don’t have to miss a minute of the draft action.

Get hold of the Fan Mobile Pass!

In order to take part in all of the activities and events at the NFL Draft Experience, attendees are strongly encouraged to download the Fan Mobile Pass App and register within the app. The pass is required to enjoy a number of the activities on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

To download the app on your smartphone, navigate to the App Store (Apple), Google Play (Android) or Windows Store (Microsoft) and search for “NFL Draft Fan Mobile Pass.”

Click “Download the App.” Once the Fan Mobile Pass app is downloaded, open the app and click the QR code in the top right corner of the app to register with your email address.

What happens if you don’t own a smartphone? Don’t worry you can register for the Fan Mobile Pass at designated Fan Mobile Pass kiosk locations within the festival grounds. You’ll be provided with a card containing a QR code to use throughout the day.

Click this link to get the Fan Mobile Pass.

NFL Draft Map

Overview of Events:

NFL Virtual Reality: Get in the game with virtual reality technology, designed to show you what it’s like to be out on the NFL field.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy: Snap a selfie with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, one of the NFL’s most iconic trophies.

NFL Museum: Explore an entire gallery of Hall of Fame memorabilia, 50 Super Bowl Rings, the Lamar Hunt AFC Championship Trophy, the George S. Halas NFC Championship Trophy and more.

Draft Experience Autograph Stage: Score an autograph from current and legendary NFL players.

Kids’ Extra Point Kick and Adults’ Field Goal Kick: Bring the kids out to see if they have what it takes to kick a field goal through a scaled-down version of the NFL posts. Then, test your own skills with the real-sized, adult version.

NFL Training Camp: Work up a sweat like a pro as you navigate your way through a series of obstacles.

Zip Line: For a touchdown experience, fly over the NFL Draft Experience on a 100-yard zip line.

What happens if the weather is an issue?

The NFL Draft and NFL Draft Experience will take place rain or shine, with the exception of extreme weather conditions that pose a threat to public safety. In the unlikely event that such a situation occurs, postponement information for fans will be made available on

How do I get around on Public Transportation?

Below is a map of the Public Transportation system as well as parking options.

TalkSportsPhilly would like to wish all the attendees and visitors a fun, safe, and enjoyable event here in Philadelphia whether you are a native or coming in from out of town.

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