NFL Draft Experience Brings Free Football Festival to Dallas
The 2018 NFL Draft will take place at an NFL stadium for the first time when it is held inside and outside AT&T Stadium on April 26-28.
The NFL is transforming the areas inside and outside of AT&T Stadium. The NFL Draft Theater will be built on the stadium's field, creating opportunities for more fans than ever to watch the event in-person.
More than 250,000 fans have registered for the chance to win free seated tickets inside the theater. That represents a 50 percent increase over last year and the highest sign-up total for any Draft event of the same length.
The "Inner Circle" provides an exclusive area for most passionate fans of all 32 teams to watch the 2018 NFL Draft from seats on the field. This Inner Circle features team rivalry zones, chances to celebrate the picks with NFL players and Legends and opportunities to showcase team spirit on national television.
Selection Square Driven by Hyundai inside the NFL Draft Theater will feature tables where representatives from each team will make their Draft selections throughout the three days.
NFL Draft Experience Presented by Oikos Triple Zero®
The free NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero® will span the size of nearly 26 football fields and transform the outdoor plazas of the stadium into a space where fans of all ages and teams can participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions and more.
Fans who register for Fan Mobile Pass will enjoy an enhanced Draft experience. A personal scan code will give them exclusive access to NFL Draft Experience attractions and a chance to receive standby tickets to the NFL Draft Theater.
Hours of Operation
Thursday, April 26: 12 PM – 10 PM
Friday, April 27: 12 PM – 10 PM
Saturday, April 28: 10 AM – 6 PM
Games (Fan Mobile Pass Required)
Vertical Jump: 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: Race down the field against your opponents and digital NFL players on a giant 40-yard long LED wall.
Hail Mary: Test your long-distance accuracy by throwing a deep pass over defenders into a drop-in net.
NFL Training Camp: Race through a series of obstacles and train like a pro.
Touch Pass: 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.
FedEx Air Challenge: Test your passing accuracy on specially designed targets.
NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals®
Gear Up & Go: Try on NFL equipment and feel what it's like to get dressed for gameday.
Kids' Extra Point Kick: Test your ability to kick a field goal through scaled down NFL uprights.
Kids' Long Snap: Test your ability to snap the ball like a pro.
Kids' Quarterback Challenge: 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 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 videos, and unlock cool digital gear from their favorite teams.
Play Football Field presented by Danimals®: Watch and learn from USA Football coaches and play NFL FLAG football. On-field clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6-17. Daily clinics open on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, April 26: 12 PM – 9 PM
Friday, April 27: 12 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, April 28: 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Cowboys On-Field Experience: Visit NFL Draft Experience on Saturday, April 28 for the opportunity to go on the field for unique experiences and photos. Due to high demand, fans are encouraged to register ahead of time at NFL.com/FanMobilePass.
Vince Lombardi Trophy: Fans may take their photo with one of the five Super Bowl trophies from the Dallas Cowboys.
Locker Room: Visit a replica NFL locker room as it appears on gameday. Experience the sights of a real NFL pregame inside our video tunnel.
Pepsi NFL Helmet Photo Opportunity: As you enter NFL Draft Experience, find your favorite NFL team oversized helmet and have your photo taken by a Pepsi brand ambassador. Share your photos through your favorite social channel and Fan Mobile Pass.
Autograph Stage at Draft presented by Panini: Get free autographs from current NFL players and NFL Legends.
NFL Museum: The NFL Museum features:
Hall of Fame memorabilia
Hall of Fame Inductee Bronze Busts
Hall of Famous
Get your own bronze bust digitized at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit.
Full collection of 51 Super Bowl rings
Lamar Hunt AFC Championship Trophy
George S. Halas NFC Championship Trophy
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award
College Football Corner: View College Football Hall of Fame memorabilia from former Round 1 Draft picks and Cowboys Legends, and cheer on Draft prospects from your favorite college team. Life size player mannequins offer unique photo opportunities.
NFL Draft Set: Visit the official NFL Draft set and take your spot behind the podium.
ESPN Set: Check out SportsCenter LIVE from NFL Draft Experience.
NFL Network Desk: Take your seat behind the NFL Network Total Access desk and break down the 2017 Draft.
NFL Draft Experience Tailgate: Enjoy selections from some of North Texas' best restaurants in a "taste of the town" tailgate.
Music Stage: Visit the stage featuring appearances by NFL team mascots, cheerleaders and drumlines and local musical talent.
Bud Light Ice House: The hottest place to drink the coldest beer and cheer on your team at the NFL Draft.
NFL Auction: Stop by the NFL Auction in the NFL Museum for 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.
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.
NFL Shop at Draft presented by Visa: Stop by NFL Shop at Draft presented by Visa for the largest assortment of NFL Draft merchandise, including customizable Nike jerseys, the official 2018 NFL Draft Cap by New Era and exclusive Draft gear.
NFL Virtual Reality: Experience NFL games using virtual reality technology.
NFL Football Operations’ mission is to establish a culture of clarity, consistency and credibility in all aspects of the greatest game. Football is an essential piece of America’s fabric, uniting fans, players and communities with a simple yet powerful bond. We honor the game’s history while continuing to innovate and preserve the sport for future generations of fans, players, coaches, teams and officials.