NFL Draft 2021 Overview

The NFL Draft will be broadcast on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes

  • Thursday, April 29 8PM ET
  • Friday, April 30 7PM ET
  • Saturday, May 1 Noon ET


Draft Experience, the NFL's interactive football theme park is free and open to the public from Thursday, April 29 – Saturday, May 1 outside of FirstEnergy Stadium in downtown Cleveland. Draft Experience features participatory games and clinics on the field, food & beverage inspired by a Taste of Cleveland including the Bud Light Legends Bar, and exclusive merchandise at NFL Shop presented by Visa. Draft Experience will also feature virtual autograph sessions with NFL players, personalized digital photos, a 40-yard dash and vertical jump against NFL players on LED screens, a Super Bowl rings display, and photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy!

Prior to attending Draft Experience, fans will need to register for a session time through the NFL OnePass app. Fans attending Draft Experience will be required to wear face coverings and maintain physical distance from others. For more information on health & safety protocols, please visit the Draft Health & Safety Playbook.

Draft Experience Hours of Operation

  • Thursday, April 29: 12 PM – 10 PM (or end of Round 1)
  • Friday, April 30: 12 PM – 10 PM (or end of Round 3)
  • Saturday, May 1: 9 AM – 6 PM (or end of Round 7)

To manage capacity, reservations will be required to attend the Draft Experience through the NFL OnePass app. You can download the app using the link below, then select a date and session to reserve a FREE ticket. Once activated, you can use NFL OnePass to play games, receive digital content and enter to win exclusive prizes. Session registration will be limited to one session over the three-day period for two adults.

Any questions about the NFL Draft Experience can be directed to


The Draft Theater is where prospects will take the stage and be selected for the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Vaccinated Fan Zone is a standing room only Draft Theater viewing area for invited vaccinated fans. If you have a ticket for this area, please refer to the communications received from the NFL Ticketholder app for more information on entry procedures.

Fans attending Draft Experience will be able to view the Draft Theater activities on multiple screens throughout the event site.


For more information on the city of Cleveland, please visit the Destination Cleveland website.



2021 NFL Draft Map