The free ticket lottery for the 2018 NFL Draft – taking place in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium from April 26 to April 28 – ends on Wednesday, March 14. More than 215,000 fans from all 50 states have registered over the past 20 days, a 31% percent increase over last year and the highest number for any Draft event over the same time period.
This year will mark the first time that the event is hosted at an NFL stadium, creating opportunities to accommodate the most fans in history. By visiting NFL.com/FanMobilePass through Wednesday, fans can register for an opportunity to win free tickets for themselves and a guest to access seating inside of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, to watch the event live.
After Wednesday, fans can still register via Fan Mobile Pass for the NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero – a free festival spanning the size of 26 football fields and featuring interactive experiences, virtual reality, player appearances, and more. All fans who sign-up for the NFL Draft Experience will have the chance to receive standby theater tickets, as seats become available.
The NFL Draft has grown into one of the biggest sporting events of the year. A record-breaking 250,000 fans attended the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia, along with more than 1,800 accredited media who covered it. In total, the event generated more than $94 million in economic impact for the city, surpassing initial projections and supporting an estimated 30,000 local jobs.
Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft – which was broadcast live on ESPN and NFL Network – was the most-watched cable program of the week and the most-watched sports event of the week on both broadcast and cable networks. During its three days, Draft programming claimed five out of the top 10 spots among sports events, including the #1 spot.