Huge news on the football front — Philadelphia is going to host the 2017 NFL Draft next April along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
- The 2017 NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia in April 27-29, 2017
- The event will be held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
- There will be a massive, free “Draft Town” Fan Festival as part of the three-day event
- Tens of thousands of fans are expected to attend the festivities over three days
The NFL will come to town next spring and conduct the 2017 NFL Draft live from the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There, they’ll host not only the 2017 NFL Draft but also the huge NFL Draft Town Fan Festival from April 27 to 29.
Philadelphia is the second city to host the event after the draft’s 51-year run in New York City – Chicago hosted the event in 2015 and 2016.
More than 200,000 fans are expected to participate in the festivities over three days, and this event will make a huge impact on the local economy — upwards of $86 million.
So get excited – next spring will be the time to cheer on some of the NFL’s newest members while taking part in a slew of football-centric fun.
Stay tuned for more on this awesome announcement.