NFL Draft: The Future is Coming

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The future is in Philadelphia when the next generation of stars will be selected in the NFL Draft. Watch as lives are changed and the future unfolds from Thursday, April 27, through Saturday, April 29.

Festivities will be held along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, incorporating famed city landmarks such as the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For the first time in history, the theater will be constructed outside on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

NFL Draft Experience Presented by Oikos Triple Zero, invites families and fans of all ages to enjoy a FREE admission, three-day football festival held along the half-mile stretch of Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Thursday, April 27, through Saturday, April 29.

Representing the largest festival footprint ever created by the NFL, spanning the size of nearly twenty-five football fields, fans of all ages and of all teams will be able to participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, and virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions and more.

Check this list before you head out. There are a few items not welcome at the NFL Draft Experience!

NFL Draft Experience is free and no tickets are required. Click here for a schedule of events. For more info, click here.

Questions? Click here for a list of FAQs.

Don’t Draft & Drive

Free parking for the NFL Draft Experience is available in South Philadelphia at both Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center beginning 3:00pm on Thursday, April 27 and continuing through Saturday, April 29.

SEPTA’s Broad Street Line picks-up steps from Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!. Trains run every 8 to 10 minutes. It takes about 11 minutes to travel from AT&T Station (located at Broad and Pattison Streets) to City Hall on a local train. City Hall is a 7-minute walk to the entrance of the NFL Draft Experience. Extra trains will operate on the Broad Street Line to accommodate fans traveling to the NFL Draft on April 27 and 28.

One way fare is $2.25 cash. You must have exact change if paying the cashier. The cashier cannot make change. Quick Trips are available from the Fare Kiosks located at AT&T Station. The kiosks accept credit/debit cards and cash [no exact change needed!]. Note, a Quick Trip is a one-way ticket, good for 24 hours. It can only be used at the station from which it is purchased. You can purchase your return Quick Trip from a Fare Kiosk at Race-Vine, City Hall, Dilworth Park, Walnut-Locust or any Broad Street Line Station.

Free parking (approximately 300 spots) will also be available at the Festival Pier lot at Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street beginning on Wednesday, April 26. SEPTA’s Route 43 bus and the Market-Frankford Line’s Spring Garden Station can be accessed from that lot. Extra trains will operate on the Market-Frankford Line to accommodate fans traveling to the NFL Draft and Penn Relays on April 27 and 28.

SEPTA Employee Ambassadors wearing red shirts will be available at Center City stations to assist passengers heading to and from the events.

If you're riding SEPTA, we encourage you to purchase your fare/ticket/pass in advance. Your best bet, is a SEPTA Key Card. Like a Quick Trip, it is also available from the Fare Kiosks but unlike a Quick Trip, it is reloadable and reusable. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($1.80 versus the $2.25 cash fare). It's just like using a token without all that heavy metal in your pocket or purse, and it's certainly much better than paying with cash. You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you.  

Best part – your SEPTA Key gets you more than just a ride. Flash it for discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more. Click here for a full list of Partners.

And don’t forget the most obvious Pass Perk – riding SEPTA is flat-out convenient.


Due to NFL Draft event-related road closures, SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 27, 32, 38, 43 and 48 will be detoured through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area for event set-up, during the three-day Draft Experience and breakdown following the festivities. All detours and their effective dates will be posted in the System Status section of www.septa.org. Please check here for detour information.

Beyond the Draft - The 123rd Penn Relay Carnival

While in town, head across the Schuylkill River (via the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line) to catch world class runners at the 123rd Penn Relay Carnival. The Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event runs Thursday, April 27 thru Saturday, April 29.

Click here for PDF version of map.

There's something for every sports fan this weekend!! Besides the NFL Draft and Penn Relays, catch a Phillies game at Citizen Bank Park or the Philadelphia Soul at the Wells Fargo Center or a Chalk Talk event with Ron Jaworski! We're not calling it a Blockbuster Sports Weekend for nothing!! Click here for more info.

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