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NFL announces guidelines for attending the 2010 NFL Draft

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The NFL announced procedures for fans wishing to attend the 75th NFL Draft on Thursday-Saturday, April 22-24 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

For the first time in history, the NFL Draft goes primetime with Round 1 slated for 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 22. Rounds 2 and 3 will be held on Friday, April 23 beginning at 6 p.m. Rounds 4-7 will be held on Saturday, April 24 beginning at 10 a.m.

The NFL Draft is a free event, however seating is very limited.

Night 1 Procedures (April 22):

All persons wishing for an opportunity to attend the Draft on Thursday, April 22 may line up beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 on the 50th Street side of Radio City Music Hall. Wristbands to secure a ticket for entry into the Draft on Thursday will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. All persons wishing to attend the Draft must be present in order to receive a wristband. No exceptions will be made.

Fans who receive these wristbands then may line up for entry into the Draft beginning at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at which time they will receive their ticket indicating their seat location. Tickets will be distributed at random. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Fan entry will take place at the "Carriage Door Entrance" located on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Night 2 Procedures (April 23):

All persons wishing to attend the Draft on Friday, April 23 may line up beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 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-serve basis.

Fans who receive these wristbands then may line up for entry into the Draft beginning at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at which time they will receive their ticket indicating their seat location. Tickets will be distributed at random. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Fan entry will take place at the "Carriage Door Entrance" located on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

In addition, for the first time, fans can register online for tickets to Night 2 and Day 3 at www.1iota.com. Fans who register will be notified if selected with specific pick up details.

Day 3 Procedures (April 24)

Entry into Day 3 of the Draft will occur on a first-come, first-serve basis when doors open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. Fan entry will take place at the "Carriage Door Entrance" located on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Fans in attendance on Day 3 who registered through www.1iota.com also have the opportunity to win the following experiences:

• Tickets to the 2011 Pro Bowl*

• Tickets to one regular-season game of your favorite NFL team*

• VIP passes to this year’s NFL Kickoff event in New Orleans, LA*

• VIP passes to the 2011 NFL Draft

• Announce a draft pick live from the stage

• Exclusive meet and greet sessions with Jets and Giants players at the Draft

• Autographed football memorabilia

*Ticket packages do not include travel and accommodations. Tickets to your favorite team’s game subject to availability.

Additional Experiences:

Night 1 will feature the first-ever NFL Draft Red Carpet. Potential 2010 NFL Draft picks, members of both the top ten Most Valuable Draft Picks of all-time as well as the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame class will be among those that walk the red carpet along 6th Avenue in front of Radio City Music Hall, between 50th and 51st streets.

This year, the NFL asked fans to vote on NFL.com for the 75 Most Valuable Draft Picks of all-time. Night 2 of the Draft will feature members of the Top 10 Most Valuable Picks as well as the 2010 NFL Hall of Fame Class. The order of the Top 10 MVP's will also be announced at the conclusion of Round 2.

Day 3 will feature player autograph signings as well as cheerleader and other celebrity appearances throughout the day. It will also be the last opportunity to see the Lombardi Trophy and a collection of Super Bowl rings on display. In addition, fans in attendance will be a part of the NFL Network and ESPN live TV audiences.

A collectable pin set will be given to fans attending the Draft, with a unique pin handed out each of the three days.

Fans can purchase packages containing tickets to all three days of the NFL Draft by contacting NFL On Location, the official source for authentic NFL experiences. Packages also include a Draft Day luncheon at Radio City Music Hall with an NFL analyst. Those interested may call 212-655-5665 or visit www.nflonlocation.net.

Fans are reminded that high-end cameras, video cameras, recording devices and outside food and beverages will not be permitted inside Radio City Music Hall.

Held in New York City since 1965, the NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Draft will be held at Radio City Music Hall.

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