NFL Draft Experience In Philadelphia With A Free Massive Outdoor Football Festival

NFL Draft Experience

NFL Draft Experience – Image Courtesy of NFL Draft & PHLCVB

‘Get Ready To Rumble Football Lovers!’

It might not be like the Philadelphia Eagles winning a Super Bowl, which many of us Eagles fans hope happens in the near future, but it certainly will be at the top of many football enthusiasts lists when the NFL Draft comes to Philly!

The NFL Draft itself will be taking place at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art April 27 to 29. For the first time in history, the Draft theater will be constructed outside. This unique set up will allow for the largest live audience of 3,000 people to ever see the selection announcements.

If you aren’t one of the lucky ones to be in the audience, you’ll be able to watch the draft on large screens.

NFL Draft Atmosphere & Experience

The 2017 NFL Draft is returning to Philadelphia, home to the first Draft, which was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in 1936. Additionally, the city hosted the event in 1949-50, 1953-54, 1956 (Rounds 1-3) and 1957-61.

More than 200,000 fans will convene outdoors on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during the 3-days of festivities.

There will be 25 football fields worth of action that will include interactive exhibits like the Combine Corner and NFL Virtual Reality, awesome memorabilia in an NFL Museum, photo ops with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, visit a replica NFL locker room as it appears on gameday, have access to view media interviews with NFL greats and to visit the official NFL Draft set and see the view from behind the podium.

For those who ever wanted to experience what the NFL Combine feels like, Combine Corner will allow you to race against NFL players to running routes! Fans can also test their football and athletic skills while trying the vertical jump and 40-Yard Dash. For more details, click here.

NFL Draft Experience in Philadelphia

According to NFL Senior Vice President of Events Peter O’Reilly, the Philadelphia NFL Draft event will be the largest fan experience ever produced by the NFL!

There will be food and drink options as well. For more details, click Fabulous Philly Food At The NFL Draft Experience!

So get pumped Philadelphia while watching this video! Raise your arms up in the air like Rocky did while running up the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s steps! This is our time to shine Philly!

For those who want to bike around the City of Brotherly Love, here is the NFL Draft Bike Map.

The NFL Draft Experience in Philadelphia


Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA


April 27 – 29, 2017


NFL Draft Festival

Thursday, April 27: Noon – 11 pm
Friday, April 28: Noon – 11 pm
Saturday, April 29: 10 am – 6 pm

Draft Times (Draft Schedule)

Thursday, April 27 – 7:00 pm ET
Friday, April 28 – 6:00 pm ET
Saturday, April 29 – 11:00 am ET


Fan Festival is free admission with pay-as-you-go activities & food  |  Draft Theater will require tickets

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Images courtesy of NFL Draft & PHLCVB


Jeff Belonger

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