NFL Announces Fan Guidelines for Attending 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall

TheNFL announced procedures for fans wishing to attend the 79th NFL Draft on Thursday-Saturday, May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The NFL Draft returns to primetime with Round 1 slated for 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 8.  Rounds 2 and 3 will be held on Friday, May 9 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.  Rounds 4-7 will be held on Saturday, May 10 beginning at 12 p.m. ET.

The NFL Draft is a free event, however seating is very limited. The “All Clear” bag policy will be in effect for all fans who enter Radio City Music Hall. More information about the “All Clear” bag policy can be found here (http://www.nfl.com/allclear).

Night 1 Procedures:

All persons wishing for an opportunity to attend the Draft on Thursday, May 8 should obtain a wristband on the evening of Wednesday, May 7 on the 50th Street side of Radio City Music Hall. Wristband distribution will begin at 7:00 p.m. Wristbands to secure a ticket for entry into the Draft on Thursday will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to all individuals in line.  All persons wishing to attend the Draft must be present in order to receive a wristband and will be required to register and provide contact information on-site.  No exceptions will be made.

Fans who receive the wristbands then may line up for entry into the Draft beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at which time they will receive their ticket indicating their seat location. Tickets will be distributed at random. Doors open at 6:40 p.m.  Fan entry will take place at the “Carriage Door Entrance” located on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Night 2 Procedures:

All persons wishing to attend the Draft on Friday, May 9 may obtain a wristband beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 on the 50th Street side of Radio City Music Hall.  Wristbands to secure a ticket for entry into the Draft on Friday will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to all individuals in line.  All persons wishing to attend the Draft must be present in order to receive a wristband and will be required to register and provide contact information on-site.  No exceptions will be made.

Fans who receive the wristbands then may line up for entry into the Draft beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at which time they will receive their ticket indicating their seat location. Tickets will be distributed at random.  Doors open at 5:40 p.m.  Fan entry will take place at the “Carriage Door Entrance” located on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

In addition to the above procedures, fans may reserve their tickets in advance to attend the Night 2 of the Draft on Friday, May 9 by visiting http://1iota.com/Show/368/2014-NFL-Draft.

Day 3 Procedures:

Entry into Day 3 of the Draft will occur on a first-come, first-served basis when doors open at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 10.  Fan entry will take place at the “Carriage Door Entrance” located on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

In addition to the above procedures, fans may reserve their tickets in advance to attend Day 3 of the Draft on Saturday, May 10 by visiting http://1iota.com/Show/368/2014-NFL-Draft.

Additional Experiences:

Night 1 will feature potential 2014 NFL Draft picks.

Night 2 of the Draft will feature potential 2014 NFL Draft picks, NFL Legends and other special guests at the podium. Round 2 of the Draft, presented by Bud Light, will feature legendary NFL alumni of all 32 teams making picks at the podium.

Day 3 will feature player and cheerleader appearances, interactive exhibits and chances to win great prizes.  Dress up as your team’s “Biggest Fan” and participate as part of the NFL Network and ESPN live TV audiences. It also will be the last opportunity of the weekend to see the Lombardi Trophy and a collection of Super Bowl rings on display.

Day 3 also will feature special programming for youth football players, their parents and coaches.  This will include an exclusive opportunity to ask former NFL players and experts from USA Football questions about reaching their goals and how the game is being played better and safer than ever through Heads Up Football.To register your team to attend Day 3, click here (http://1iota.com/Show/368/2014-NFL-Draft#Groups).

A collectable pin set will be given to fans attending the Draft, with a unique collectible pin in the official Draft goodie bag for those who attended all three days.

Security screening at Radio City Music Hall will be significantly heightened for the 2014 NFL Draft. All items carried by fans will be carefully inspected and potentially not allowed into Radio City Music Hall. Extra time should be allotted for entry as all fans will be subjected to additional security procedures upon entry. The “All Clear” bag policy will be in effect so each fan will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container into the venue:

  • A bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” OR a One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar) and
  • A small clutch bag, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at an entrance designated for this purpose.

Please visit http://www.nfl.com/draft for more details on screening procedures and a full list of prohibited items.

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