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The NFL Draft Makes its Return to Philadelphia in 2017!

by Gregg Fox on Apr 14, 2017 11:35:21 PM

Oh yeahhh… this time of year simply can’t get here soon enough for hardcore football fans in Philadelphia; and April 27-29, 2017 is the time kick off right (pun intended) because the 82nd NFL Draft and Draft Experience is coming back to Philly!

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For the first time in 50+ years, fans and families will come together from all over the Philly Tri-State area to revel in the spirit of the Draft and get amped up for the year's football season… right here on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway!

If you’re a fan, don’t miss this fun and interactive event; here are some of the exciting details…

What to Expect at The 82nd NFL Draft and Draft Experience

 

Location: Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia

Hours:

Thursday, April 27th from Noon to 11 pm
Friday, April 28th from Noon to 11pm
Saturday, April 29th from 10 pm to 6 pm

Here’s the line-up of activities taking place over the 3 days…

GAMES:

FMP = Fan Mobile Pass

Vertical Jump FMP

Jump as high as you can and hit the corresponding flag to discover your vertical reach just like at the NFL Scouting Combine!

40-Yard Dash FMP

Race down the field against your opponents and digital NFL players on a giant 40-yard long LED wall!

Hail Mary FMP

Test your long-distance accuracy by throwing a deep pass over defenders into a drop-in net.

NFL Training Camp FMP

Race through a series of obstacles and train like a pro.

Oikos Triple Zero Field Goal Kick FMP

Test your ability to kick a field goal through NFL uprights.

Touch Pass FMP

Master one of the most difficult throws for an NFL quarterback by throwing the ball on an arc over a defensive player and into a net.

Gear Up & Go FMP

Try on NFL equipment and feel what it's like to get dressed for gameday.

Kids' Extra Point Kick FMP

Test your ability to kick a field goal through scaled down NFL uprights.

Kids' Long Snap FMP

Test your ability to snap the ball like a pro.

Kids' Quarterback Challenge FMP

Test your passing skills.

NFL PLAY 60 App Station

Run, jump and turn through a simulated world in an app designed by NFL PLAY 60 and the American Heart Association.

NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Virtual Field Trip

Take a Virtual Field Trip with the National Football League and the American Heart Association to learn how easy and fun it is to get active and heart healthy.

NFL PLAY 60 Zone Obstacle Course

Race through agility drills just like the pros and test your high jump abilities, leap over obstacles and bob and weave through mini tackling dummies.

NFL RUSH Gameday

Experience gameday with an app designed for kids to play fun games, customize their own avatars, watch awesome videos and unlock cool digital gear from their favorite teams!

Play Football Field presented by Danimals® FMP

Watch and learn from USA Football coaches and play NFL FLAG football! Don't miss the action! On-field clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6-17. Daily clinics open on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, April 27: 4PM to 6PM
Friday, April 28: 4PM to 6PM
Saturday, April 29: 12PM-3PM, 5PM-7PM

ATTRACTIONS:

AFC & NFC Locker Rooms

Visit a replica NFL locker room as it appears on gameday. Experience the sights of a real NFL pregame with sleek translucent LCDs!

Aquafina NFL Helmet Photo Opportunity

As you enter NFL Draft Experience, find your favorite NFL team oversized helmet and have your photo taken by an Aquafina brand ambassador. Share your photos through your favorite social channel and Fan Mobile Pass.

Autograph Stage at Draft presented by Panini FMP

Get free autographs from current NFL players and NFL Legends. Schedule pending.

College Football Corner

View College Football Hall of Fame memorabilia from former Round 1 Draft picks and Eagles legends, and cheer on Draft prospects from your favorite college team. Life size player mannequins offer unique photo opportunities.

Eagles Kids Club

Parents can register their children for the Eagles Kids Club at NFL Draft Experience. Kids Club members receive a welcome kit and invites to exclusive contests and events, such as the annual Eagles Kids Club Halloween Party.

ESPN Set

Check out SportsCenter LIVE from NFL Draft Experience!

Look Like A Pro

Step inside a uniformed body-cast mold bearing the insignia of your favorite NFL team and have a friend snap your photo.

Music Stage

Visit the stages featuring appearances by NFL team mascots, cheerleaders and drumlines and local musical talent.

NFL Auction FMP

Stop by the NFL Auction in the NFL Museum for cool giveaways and chances to win NFL instant prizes by checking in with your Fan Mobile Pass! View game worn and signed memorabilia available only on the NFL Auction website, and learn about the charities and foundations that the NFL and NFL Auction support.

NFL Draft Experience Tailgate

Enjoy selections from some of Philadelphia's best restaurants in a "taste of the town" tailgate.

NFL Draft Set FMP

Visit the official NFL Draft set and take your spot behind the podium.

NFL Draft Tavern presented by Bud Light

It's the hottest place to drink the coldest beer and cheer your team at the NFL Draft. Bud Light, the Perfect Beer for Whatever Happens!

NFL Museum

The NFL Museum features:

° Hall of Fame memorabilia

        ° Hall of Fame Inductee Bronze Busts

                ° Reggie White

                ° Chuck Bednarik

                ° Bert Bell

                ° Steve Van Buren

                ° Steve Sabol

                ° Brett Favre

                ° Terry Bradshaw

                ° Marshall Faulk

        ° Hall of Famous FMP

                ° Get your own bronze bust digitized at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit!

° Full collection of 50 Super Bowl rings

° Lamar Hunt AFC Championship Trophy

° George S. Halas NFC Championship Trophy

° Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

NFL Network Desk presented by Ford F Series

Take your seat behind the NFL Network Total Access desk and break down the game!

NFL Virtual Reality

Experience NFL games using virtual reality technology!

Noah the Bald Eagle

Fans attending the NFL Draft will be able to take a photo with Noah the Bald Eagle from the Elmwood Park Zoo. Through the Eagles partnership with the Elmwood Park Zoo, Noah is present on HeadHouse Plaza during every Eagles home game.

Vince Lombardi Trophy FMP

Fans may take their photo with the NFL's most iconic trophy.

Zip to the Future presented by Oikos® Triple Zero FMP

Fly over NFL Draft Experience on a 100-yard zip line! Limited availability is open on a first-come, first-served basis.

NFL SHOP

Stop by the NFL Shop at Draft presented by Visa for the largest assortment of NFL Draft merchandise, including customizable Nike jerseys and the official 2017 NFL Draft Cap by New Era and exclusive Draft gear.

For more details and to get your Fan Mobile Pass, visit the NFL Draft Experience website. And we’ll see YOU on the Parkway!

Philadelphia Area Transportation Services

If you’re heading out to enjoy all the fun activities available this time of year in the Philadelphia area, consider hiring chauffeured transportation to carry you and your companions to all your favorite sports activities and venues so you can save time and stress, and enjoy the convenience of letting a professional driver deal with the traffic hassles for you.

If you haven’t taken an opportunity to check into a Philadelphia area car service lately, you’ll likely be surprised to find that hiring transportation services may be more affordable than you might have imagined. If you’d like to be the judge of that, we are happy to provide a fast, free, no-obligation rate quote for Philadelphia area car service… you can request it online by clicking the button below, and we’ll promptly send you a custom rate quote for transportation!

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This post was written by Gregg Fox