More than 1,600 football fans at the 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas will receive an exclusive on-the-field experience. Draft ambassadors — dedicated fans hand-selected by each NFL team — will sit with their fellow fans in the “Inner Circle,” a new area on the field of AT&T Stadium directly in front of the NFL Draft Theater.

The "Inner Circle" will feature team rivalry zones, give fans the chance to celebrate picks with current players and Legends, and let them show their team spirit. Each picked more than 50 loyal fans to participate in this new Draft experience.

Before the Draft on Thursday and Friday nights, a roll call of all 32 teams will be taken, allowing fans in the “Inner Circle” to show their enthusiasm. "Inner Circle" fans will get t-shirts, rally towels, foam fingers, flags and more, and they will receive an LED lanyard that will light up in their team’s colors when their team is on the clock.

On Thursday night, “Inner Circle” fans will meet some newly drafted players, and on Friday, they will meet NFL Legends on-the-field and take photos with them.

Fans without seated tickets can still register for a chance to attend by downloading the NFL Draft – Fan Mobile Pass app and checking in at the NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero®, which is free and open to the public. Registered fans who attend the experience may be upgraded into the theater as seating becomes available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  

Here’s what some teams are doing with their "Inner Circle" Ambassadors.

  • Arizona Cardinals: Season ticket members in the Texas area will receive scarves and be joined by team cheerleaders.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Fans selected from The Cast fan club will be led in procession with a team drum.
  • Baltimore Ravens: Season ticket members will be joined by cheerleaders and Poe, the team mascot.
  • Buffalo Bills: Members of the local chapter of the Bills Backers fan club will get foam fingers, rally towels and t-shirts.
  • Dallas Cowboys: Dallas Cowboys United fan club members will rally behind their team and get rally towels and pom-poms.
  • Green Bay Packers: Local season ticket members and fans will get "Cheesehead" hats.
  • Indianapolis Colts: Fans from local booster clubs and members of the team's women's fan club will be on-site with t-shirts and flags.
  • New England Patriots: Season ticket members and local fan club members will get thunder sticks and be joined by Patriots Legends.
  • Philadelphia Eagles: Local Eagles fans will get light-up sticks waved during the Championship parade.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: Members of Steelers Nation Unite fan club will wave their Terrible Towels.
  • San Francisco 49ers: Texas-based booster club members will get wristbands that light up when their team makes its selections.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Local Bucs fans will get foam pirate swords.

The 2018 NFL Draft will be held Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, April 28. The Draft will be held for the first time at an NFL stadium, giving more fans than ever the chance to watch their favorite team's picks.

Learn more about the NFL Draft.