FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - In advance of this week's 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas, the New England Patriots are offering three unique fan experiences beginning with the first round on Thursday, April 26 through the conclusion of the draft on Saturday, April 28.
Kicking off draft coverage on Thursday, April 26, the Patriots will host more than 800 guests at a sold-out event to watch the first round broadcast of the 2018 NFL Draft at Gillette Stadium for the annual New England Patriots Draft Party presented by Bud Light. The event will include special appearances from front office personnel, players, alumni, cheerleaders and Pat Patriot, as well as photo opportunities with all five Super Bowl trophies, access to the field and prize giveaways throughout the evening.
In addition to the draft party at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, the Patriots will also be hosting more than 50 Season Ticket and Putnam Club Members at the 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington on Thursday and Friday. The 50 lucky fans will be invited to attend the draft from the "Inner Circle," a newly-created team area where they will watch the event at the NFL Draft Theater on the field of AT&T Stadium. The "Inner Circle" will feature team rivalry zones, chances for fans to celebrate Patriots selections with NFL players and legends and opportunities to showcase their team spirit on national television. In addition to the "Inner Circle" participants, 100 general admission tickets have been distributed to interested Patriots Waitlist and Patriots Fan Club Members in Dallas.
On Saturday, April 28, Day 3 of the NFL Draft, the Patriots will announce their picks in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds from the Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. Patriots alumni will be on site for autograph signings from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and each selection in those rounds will be announced on NFL Network. The event is open to the public and fans are encouraged to stop by the Hall throughout the day to view the Patriots Day 3 draft selections, engage with Patriots alumni and take in the museum's interactive experience. Admission to The Hall is just $10 for adults, $5 for children (5-12) and $7 for active military and seniors