Underdogs no more! Start the new Eagles season at the 2018 NFL Kickoff Experience.
This free fan festival at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing includes a performance by singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes, a Super Bowl LII re-watch party, photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, prizes and more — all in one jam-packed day that wraps up before the NFL season opener at Lincoln Financial Field.
NFL KICKOFF EXPERIENCE FAST FACTS
- The NFL Kickoff Experience is Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Eagles legends will be available to sign autographs.
- View the full collection of 52 Super Bowl rings.
- Singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes takes the stage at 6 p.m.
The NFL Kickoff Experience is free and open to the public with first-come, first-serve viewing area access. Attendees can register for the Fan Mobile Pass for convenient event entry and exclusive access to the NFL Kickoff Experience activities, including a chance to win prizes.
What To Know
This is the NFL’s 17th consecutive season kickoff event, and this is the 14th time the league has saluted Super Bowl champs (Go Birds!) ahead of the opening game in their stadium on a Thursday in prime time. The NFL Kickoff Experience features live musical performances to honor the Eagles’ Super Bowl win, including country duo LOCASH, Pennsylvania-born Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Daya and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes.
The Fan Mobile pass ensures access to fun features like the oversized Eagles helmet and a uniformed body-cast mold with your favorite team’s insignia. Volunteering is a great way to get up close to the main attractions and help other fans have a memorable experience. Check out how to get involved.
Celebrate The Kickoff with Comcast NBCUniversal hosts
Festivities start early with Comcast NBCUniversal in Center City. NBC News’ “TODAY,” CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and CNBC’s “Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer” will be at the Comcast Center Plaza, while NBC10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia provide all-day exclusive coverage.
Fans can catch Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones broadcasting live with the Vince Lombardi Trophy from 7-9 a.m., and Jim Cramer will take audience questions during the 4-5:30 p.m. “Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer” filming.
These Comcast Center Plaza events are open to the public, and will take place rain or shine.
Getting To The NFL Kickoff Experience
SEPTA, ride share or bike are the best options for getting to Penn’s Landing. SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line stops nearby at 2nd Street Station, Indego docking stations are located near Penn’s Landing. Parking will be limited during road closures.
Parts of Columbus Boulevard between Walnut and Market streets will close at midnight on Tuesday, September 4. Expect additional road closures and parking restrictions in the area from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 4 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 7.
Fans who don’t already have tickets to the Eagles-Falcons game at the Linc can head to their favorite sports bar. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.