Image courtesy NFL Draft/PHLCVB
Image courtesy NFL Draft/PHLCVB

NFL Draft Experience

This April, the National Football League Draft returns to its roots in Philadelphia, the city to host the very first draft in 1936. Philadelphia was also home to the NFL Draft in 1949-50, 1953-54, 1956, and 1957-61. 

To celebrate one of the most anticipated sporting events of the spring, the NFL is transforming part of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway into the NFL Draft Experience, a free outdoor festival for fans of all ages and teams that is slated to be the largest fan experience ever produced by the NFL.

More than 200,000 fans are expected to attend the NFL Draft Experience and enjoy interactive exhibits, including a 100-yard zip line! Fans will have the chance to get autographs from current and former players, take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, enjoy virtual reality experiences, and test their football and athletic skills with feats like the Vertical Jump and 40-Yard Dash at the Combine Corner.

Other highlights of the huge, free festival will include an NFL Museum with historical Eagles memorabilia, Super Bowl rings, and Conference Championship trophies;  a College Football Corner; NFL Network and ESPN sets, where fans can see NFL Network analysts and SportsCenter LIVE break down the Draft, and more.

NO tickets are required to attend the FREE NFL Draft Experience. Fans can download the NFL Draft: Fan Mobile Pass app to receive exclusive access to the NFL Draft Experience and be eligible to win tickets to the 2017 NFL Draft Theater.

A limited number of tickets will be made available for the 2017 NFL Draft Theater, which will be constructed on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For more information on NFL Draft Experience attractions, events and hours of operation, visit


Thursday, April 27
Noon - 11:00 p.m.
Friday, April 28
Noon - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday. April 29
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Adults Free
Children (under 4) Free


Benjamin Franklin Parkway
19130 Philadelphia
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