Frequently Asked Questions


When will the 2018 NFL Draft be held?

The 2018 NFL Draft will take place Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Where will the 2018 NFL Draft be held?

For the first time in history, the NFL Draft will be held at an NFL Stadium – AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. In the plazas surrounding AT&T Stadium, the NFL will host its biggest fan festival ever, NFL Draft Experience.

How can I watch the 2018 NFL Draft on television?

The 2018 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network, FOX and ESPN.  Visit to check out all the ways to watch the 2018 NFL Draft and make sure to tune-in to NFL Network for exclusive insider access that takes you behind-the-scenes in Dallas.

On-air coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft will begin at the times listed below:

April 26 (Thursday):        7PM CT – NFL Network, FOX, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

April 27 (Friday):             6PM CT – NFL Network, FOX, ESPN/ESPN2

April 28 (Saturday):        11AM CT – NFL Network, ABC, ESPN



Will NFL Draft Experience be free and open to the public?

Yes, NFL Draft Experience will be free and open to the public including fans of all ages.

When is NFL Draft Experience open?

NFL Draft Experience is open from Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, April 28 at the below times (central time).

              Thursday, April 26:         12PM-10PM (or end of Round 1)

              Friday, April 27:              12PM-10PM (or end of Round 3)

              Saturday, April 28:          10AM-6PM (or conclusion of NFL Draft)

How do I enter NFL Draft Experience?

There are two entrances to NFL Draft Experience:

North Entrance – East Randol Mill and AT&T Way

South Entrance – Cowboys Way and AT&T Way

What is Fan Mobile Pass, and is it required to enter NFL Draft Experience?

Fan Mobile Pass allows fans to register their information (and any minors) a single time at NFL Draft Experience. It also allows fans to "check in" to all the activations, including sponsor areas, where content including green screen photos and videos can be delivered to a fan via their email. Check-ins also allow fans the ability to enter prize contests and submit electronic waivers for themselves and associated minors to participate in interactive games. Fans can register for Fan Mobile Pass by visiting

Fan Mobile Pass is not required to enter NFL Draft Experience but is required to:

Participate in all interactive games
Enter to win prizes including two NFL regular season tickets
Receive photos and other content

What NFL players will be signing autographs at NFL Draft Experience?

The scheduled list of players signing autographs will be posted on during the week of the 2018 NFL Draft. Please note:  All player appearances are subject to change without notice.

Are there age limits on any of the activities at NFL Draft Experience?

Yes, the football clinics conducted on the NFL PLAY 60 Clinic Field are for boys and girls ages 6–17. The various passing, running, kicking and receiving games are for fans of all ages after the adult has registered for Fan Mobile Pass (including minors).  To register for Fan Mobile Pass, visit

Can I bring in outside food or beverages?

No, food and beverages will be available for purchase within the NFL Draft Experience concession areas. Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs.

What is prohibited at NFL Draft Experience and NFL Draft?

Bags are not permitted at Draft Events. Please visit the "security" section of for a full list of prohibited items and security procedures.

What is the plan if the weather is bad?

NFL events are commonly held in inclement weather.  Only in the case of extreme weather that threatens public safety will the event potentially be postponed.  In the unlikely event that such a situation occurs, information for fans will be available on



Is there an accessible entrance to the NFL Draft and NFL Draft Experience?

NFL Draft Theater and NFL Draft Experience are accessible, including accessible seating and restrooms. For more information, please visit an Access Center at the Fan Services booth of NFL Draft Experience during operational hours. Fan Services booths are located on AT&T Way just inside the Main Entrance gates of NFL Draft Experience as well as within AT&T Stadium.



Do I need tickets for the 2018 NFL Draft, Selection Square or NFL Draft Experience?

Tickets are required for all activities inside AT&T Stadium including the NFL Draft Theater and Selection Square. NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero® is free and open to the public.

While NFL Draft Experience is free and no tickets are required, access to exclusive event content and a chance to win prizes are available through registration for Fan Mobile Pass. Register for Fan Mobile Pass at

Fans attending NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero® will have the chance to receive standby tickets as seats become available by registering at the event through the Fan Mobile Pass app on Thursday for Round 1, Friday for Rounds 2-3 and Saturday for Rounds 4-7.

May I use my Fan Mobile Pass QR code for all three days of NFL Draft Experience?

Yes. Your Fan Mobile Pass QR code will enhance your experience for all three days of NFL Draft Experience.

How do I get tickets for a seat inside the NFL Draft Theater?

Download the NFL Draft – Fan Mobile Pass app and register for the standby process when you attend the NFL Draft Experience for an opportunity to get a standby seat inside the theater. When seats become available, you will receive an SMS text message and will have 30 minutes to check in. The SMS will have instructions on where to go.

What are the hours to join the standby line for tickets inside the NFL Draft Theater?

For fans who wish to join the standby line, register for the standby process when you attend the NFL Draft Experience on the following dates and times:

April 26 (Thursday):        12PM - 10PM

April 27 (Friday):             12PM - 10PM

April 28 (Saturday):        10AM - 6PM 

What if I don't have a smart phone?

You can register for Fan Mobile Pass at designated Fan Mobile Pass kiosks locations in NFL Draft Experience. You will be provided with a card containing your QR code that can be used at NFL Draft Experience.

Am I guaranteed a seat inside the NFL Draft Theater?  Can I sit with my friend?

When you join the standby line for seats in the theater, you will be prompted to input the number of guests in your party. We will do our best to accommodate seating if you are called.

Can I leave the NFL Draft Theater and return to the same seat?

There is no re-entry inside the venue.  You must re-register and enter the standby process again if you wish to re-enter after exiting.

Is there anywhere I can see the NFL Draft Theater action quickly for a photo without entering the standby process for a seat?

No but there will be multiple large screens within NFL Draft Experience where you may view the NFL Draft.



How can I get to the NFL Draft?

You are welcome to drive, uber/Lyft, or take the free NFL Fan Shuttle to the NFL Draft. The NFL Fan Shuttle picks up at the Sheraton Dallas and drops off at AT&T Stadium.

To register for the shuttle, please click here.

Will there be road closures around the NFL Draft?

AT&T Way and streets directly surrounding the stadium will be closed during the NFL Draft.

Where can I park for the NFL Draft?

Free parking for the NFL Draft is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Dallas Cowboy parking lots and the Rangers parking lots.

Hours of Operation (central time)

              Dallas Cowboys lots –

Thursday, April 26:         11AM – end of the Round 1

Friday, April 27:              11AM – end of Round 3

Saturday, April 28:         9AM – conclusion of NFL Draft

              Rangers lots – Thursday – Saturday

Thursday, April 26:         10AM – end of the Round 1

Friday, April 27:              10AM – end of the Round 3

Saturday, April 28:         8AM – conclusion of NFL Draft

I would like to come to Dallas for the 2018 NFL Draft. What are my options for hotel accommodations?

To book a room, please visit