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For three days (April 29 – May 1), everything you love about the NFL will be on full display when the NFL Draft Experience opens its gates in Cleveland. Sharing the lakefront with FirstEnergy Stadium and the world-famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Draft Experience is an interactive football theme park that is free and open to the public.
Fans can reserve their free, timed entry ticket through the NFL OnePass app, available in the App Store, Google Play or by visiting NFL.com/OnePass. Tickets can be reserved for yourself, one additional adult and up to five minors. There are three sessions available for each day of the draft, and the full complement of activities will be available every day the Draft Experience is open.
So, what can you do at the Draft Experience? Come on, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 things to look out for at Cleveland’s NFL Draft Experience.
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I mean, this is kind of why we’re all here, right? It’s become one of the most exciting nights on the NFL Calendar, where hope springs eternal for all 32 NFL teams as they select the players they believe will bring them a Super Bowl. While the Main Stage won’t be visible from Draft Experience, you’ll be able to follow every pick as it happens on massive LED screens throughout the event footprint, from number one overall to Mr. Irrelevant.
Finally! It’s time to settle that bet you make with your buddy every time your kicker pushes one wide. Draft Experience allows you to get on the turf and kick – well, attempt at least – a field goal in an NFL stadium. Other on-field activities (toss up a Hail Mary!) will be available for fans, as well as the lower bowl Draft party where you can sit and watch the drama as it unfolds.
While the on-field activities above are open to fans of all ages, the Play 60 Zone is an area just for the littlest NFL fans in tow, including their own Field Goal Challenge, Target Toss game and the Get Movin' Station where kids can show off their touchdown dance moves. Get in the Photobooth and show friends and family all the fun you're having at the Draft, or step into Time to Shine to create your own intro graphic just like on TV! Play Football Field is a space for boys and girls ages 6 – 17 to participate in a variety of on-field football clinics with coaches, learning the skills and strategies that make an NFL athlete successful, and play a little NFL FLAG football. Clinics will run daily during the Draft Experience on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you didn’t already know, Cleveland boasts an almost absurd number of world-class culinary experiences, and more than a few local delicacies you’ll have to try while you’re here. A great place to start will be the "taste of the town" tailgate, where the spotlight will be on locally inspired cuisine from a number of local eateries, including Anna In The Raw, Barrio Tacos, Cocky's Bagels, Der Braumeister, KG's HomeBaked Goodness, Mallorca Restaurant, Ninja City Kitchen and Bar, Nuevo Modern Mexican, Ohio City BBQ, Sauce The City and UnBAR Cafe.
What’s NFL football without a cold brew? Incomplete, that’s what. The official beer of the NFL, Bud Light is bringing its very own sports bar to the Draft Experience filled with ice cold goodness. After your Draft day is through, you may want to grab a nightcap to try one of our city’s many fine locally-brewed craft beers. Remember to please drink responsibly.
Looking for an NFL fit you can’t find anywhere else? Maybe you just want to grab a souvenir to commemorate Draft weekend. Stop by NFL Shop presented by Visa for exclusive NFL merchandise.
The NFL and its partners are taking every precaution to ensure a safe event for all fans, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun. While you won’t be able to meet them in-person, Draft Experience will hold virtual autograph sessions with some of your favorite NFL athletes.
We’ve all watched the combine and wondered where we stack up against the best athletes in the sport. Well, whether you want to know the truth or not, now’s your chance. Step up and put it all on the line in virtual 40-Yard Dash and Vertical Jump events against NFL athletes on LED screens. Please make sure you stretch beforehand; you don’t want to spend Draft weekend with a pulled hammy.
Maybe you’re like us and your team is one of 12 still fighting to win that last game of the season. Well, get up close and personal with what’s on the line with on-site displays featuring actual Super Bowl rings from years past. In fact, you can even get your picture taken with the Vince Lombardi Trophy itself!
We're the birthplace of Rock, so of course there's music. Enjoy headlining acts performing live every night of the Draft (stay tuned for lineup announcements). Also, learn about the X's and O's from NFL Players and Legends in Chalk Talks, take a picture in a Panini PRIZM trading card frame, visit a full replica of an NFL locker room complete with virtual pregame tunnel and so much more.
Click here for a full list of activities available at the NFL Draft Experience. There’s so much to see and do in Cleveland all Draft weekend, and we want you to experience it all. Head over to RockTheClockCLE.com for even more information on Draft-related events and how to make the most of your stay in Cleveland.
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