NFL Draft in 2021: Location, City, Tickets
|NFL Draft 2021. Photo: Sportskeeda|
Where is the NFL Draft this year?
The NFL is planning to hold an outdoor draft in the city with Lake Erie serving as a backdrop for the draft's stage. Additionally, a limited number of fans will be able to attend the event, which will adhere to the CDC's guidelines for hosting outdoor events. Those chosen to sit among the "Inner Circle" to represent and cheer on their NFL team will need to be fully vaccinated.
This marks the first time that the NFL Draft will be coming to Cleveland, and the team, fresh off their first playoff win since 1994, is excited for the opportunity to host the draft.
"We are thrilled for Cleveland to host this year's NFL Draft and celebrate the hard-working and inspiring new Draft prospects, football's great history, and our fans. It is even more special as we commemorate our 75th anniversary and have the opportunity to showcase the wonderful city of Cleveland to an international audience and to a responsible number of fans and visitors during the weekend," said Dee and Jimmy Haslam, Managing and Principal Partners of the Cleveland Browns.
"We greatly appreciate the continued collaboration by the NFL, local and state government officials and medical experts who are all focused on creating a memorable and safe experience and we are also extremely encouraged by the state of Ohio's vaccination rates and advancements that are allowing us to make the progress needed to return to a safe and more normal environment."
The Browns are armed with the 22nd selection in the draft, so needless to say, Cleveland fans will be eagerly awaiting that selection.
How to get the NLF Draft Tickets
|2021 NFL Draft. Photo: PFF|
The 2021 NFL Draft comes to Cleveland in just a few weeks, and fans who want in on the action can now reserve tickets for events planned for the three-day event.
Tickets to the NFL Draft Experience, the league's interactive football theme park, are now available for reservations on the NFL OnePass app.
While the NFL Draft Experience is free and open to the public during all three days of the Draft, a reservation through the OnePass app is required to attend the park. Walk-ups will not be permitted as capacity limitations due to COVID-19 guidelines are being strictly followed.
Timed tickets will be accessible via the app for all three days of the Draft, with three time slots each day.
All of the NFL Draft Experience events around FirstEnergy Stadium are free but do require the mobile ticket reservation on the OnePass app. Walk-ups will not be permitted as capacity limitations due to COVID-19 guidelines are being strictly followed.
Registration for entry into the Draft Experience will be limited to one session over the three-day event for two adults and up to five minors per transaction, the league said.
Guests who resister for the Draft Experience tickets will have to attend during the time slot they select and will be provided a wristband for that specific session that is color correlated, helping staff stick to the capacity limit and maintain proper social distancing throughout the event.
Ticket reservations on the OnePass app are for the NFL Draft Experience and does not include access to the NFL Draft Theatre. It is not clear whether any of the general public will have access to the NFL Draft Theatre area or if it will be strictly invite only for the 32 clubs, but all individuals in the Draft Theatre will have to be fully vaccinated, according to the league.
A specific number of people able to attend the NFL Draft Experience has not been announced, but the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has said it expects the number to be in the "tens of thousands." Recreation centers around the city will have around 200 tickets set aside for them to distribute to local youths.
The NFL Draft Experience is a cash-free event and, like other NFL events, will stick with the clear bag policy. Only clear bags that do not exceed 12" x 12" x 6" and small clutches not exceeding 4.5" x 6.5" will be permitted.
Masks will be mandatory and hundreds of workers around the Draft will be monitoring and enforcing that policy. Fans who refuse to wear a mask will be asked to leave.
Other NFL Draft policies include prohibiting the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes as well as offensive or obscene clothing, banners and signs.
Future NFL Draft locations
Year NFL Draft site
2021 Cleveland, Ohio
2022 Las Vegas, Nevada
2023 Kansas City, Missouri
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