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The 2017 NFL Draft Experience: Takeaways From JAYFORCE.COM Sports Team In Philadelphia

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The 2017 NFL Draft In Philadelphia was the 1st time the NFL Draft would be held outdoors. The NFL draft in Philadelphia drew over 250,000 people with plenty of activities for adults & children a like as fans packed Philly’s Benjamin Franklin parkway up to Philadelphia’s Art Museum aka the “Rocky Steps” made famous by Sylvester Stallone.

There were a wide variety of activities in the park before & during the NFL draft that were free of charge most likely leveraged by the variety of corporate sponsors participating. Zip lines, kids events, & even a Lombardi trophy was on hand for fans to gawk or flick it up with.

A few things we noticed included the price of beers that were $12 a can which made it more difficult for anyone to get too rowdy & drunk during the festivities. Although the beers were expensive, the purified water at various stations throughout the park was free.

Public transportation from the suburbs & back on Philadelphia’s Regional trains was free for anyone who stepped foot on board. Philadelphia did an excellent job hosting the NFL Draft outdoors on the parkway.

Not only did it turn out successful, but it also allowed the NFL to break attendance records for the NFL Draft as various people were moved in & out of the seating area for a chance to witness the draft up close. Check out more video, pics, & thoughts from the sports crew about the experience below…..

“I will never forget the 2017 NFL draft at the Philadelphia Arts Musuem in Philadelphia,Pa. It was my first time ever going to the NFL draft and also being a part of history as the first ever outdoor NFL draft event. The atmosphere was electric with over 200k fans attending representing and wearing their teams jersey with pride with some trash talking going on and but for the most part it was a peaceful event. Getting to see some of the familiar analyst was great,you could feel the adrenaline rush with the introduction of the college coaches as well as the NFL draft participants but the highlight for me was being there and watching Roger Goodell announce my teams 1st rd draft pick live and seeing the reaction of the fans…..Best of all was seeing and spending time with my best friends and witnessing history” – SGod

NFL Teams made their 2017 Draft selections from Philadelphia's Franklin Institute. "Selection Square"

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The "Eagles Drumline" is cool, but they could use a little more soul with them beats

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2nd night of the NFL Draft with @KingJayforce about to take a seat

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