Did you know the very first NFL Draft Pick took place at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia on February 8, 1936.? And amazingly there was no press coverage. Flass forward 80 years. Now you can participate in the activities of the NFL draft rather than just watching on television when the NFL returns to Philadelphia for its 2017 draft picks. Beginning April 27 and running until April 29 you can enjoy a multitude of events during the 2017 NFL draft. The experience will take place in front of the Philadelphia Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. According to their press release there will be 25 football fields full of fan experiences. And it is free!
This is a huge fan experience with activities sure to please everyone – male and female and young and old. The NFL is expecting 200,000 fans to enjoy the festival. The hours of operation will be from 10 AM to 6 PM Thursday, April 27, 2017 through Saturday, April 29.
So why not visit? Among some of the experiences are racing events (run against an NFL player) which includes the vertical jump and the 40-yard dash, a Virtual Reality event, view the Vince Lombardi trophy, visit a replica of an NFL locker room and the NFL Museum with its pro football hall of fame displays which includes historical Eagles memorabilia, Super Bowl rings, and trophies from conference championships. Ever wanted to have a bronze bust of yourself as an NFL Hall of Famer? Now is your chance. Also there is a 100 yard zip line, you can get autographs from current and former players,
You die hard college fans haven’t been forgotten. Enjoy the College Football Hall of Fame memorabilia as well as have your photo taken with life size player mannequins.
When you are ready to eat or drink, participate in the NFL Draft Experience Tailgate party great food and live music. And by the way, did I mention that it is free? For more information click here.
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