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2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia

Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29, 2017

The 2017 NFL Draft, one of sports most anticipated events, returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 1961 for 3 jam packed days of events on the Ben Franklin Parkway - Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, 2017.

The player draft, will be held in a specially constructed Theater being built at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the NFL invites you to an exciting free festival complete with interactive exhibits, games, virtual reality experiences, and free player autograph sessions in the area of the Ben Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval, and the Museum.

Draft/Festival Event Schedule

  • Thursday, April 27: 12 Noon- 11 p.m.
  • Friday, April 28: 12 Noon- 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29: 10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.


SEPTA Service & Travel Tips

With the expected crowds, parking, especially at SEPTA station lots will fill quickly. Details about parking are listed below but we suggest that you consider all of our service options to take you from your travel starting point out to the Parkway.

Buses

To set up for this event, the City will begin closing area roads before the Draft starts. This means several SEPTA Bus Routes will operate on temporary detours. This work will be done in phases with 3 different groups of detours for select Bus Routes taking effect Monday, April 10th, Monday, April 24th, and Monday, May 1st. Additionally, Bus Routes 38 and 43 will operate on a temporary detour during the event, starting April 27th. Please refer to the detailed detour information below to plan your commute.


Monday, April 10, 2017


Monday, April 24, 2017


Thursday, April 27, 2017


Monday, May 1, 2017


Map of Road Closures - Closures Subject to Change


Market Frankford and Broad Street Lines

The first 2 days of the NFL Draft take place during the week and SEPTA service will operate on regular weekday schedules. Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans. The Market Frankford and Broad Street Lines are always the best way to get around Philadelphia with frequent service throughout the day and easy connections from the Norristown High Speed Line and Route 101/102 Trolleys.

Additional PM service will be provided for the break of the events on the Parkway on the Thursday and Friday evening to help ease return travel crowding. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Market Frankford and Broad Street Line trains will operate 24 hours for late night travel.

Free parking will be available down at the sports stadium complex for anyone planning on attending the Draft events. Take the Broad Street Line from AT&T Station and get off at City Hall, Race-Vine, or Spring Garden Stations - all are within walking distance of the Parkway. If you're riding the Market Frankford Line, exit at 15th Station and walk out to the Parkway.

Trolley

If you're traveling on Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, or 36 from West Philadelphia or Southwest Philadelphia, the station stops at 19th or 22nd Streets will bring you within a few blocks walk to the Parkway. Additional Trolley service will operate on these routes on Thursday and Friday between6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Route 15 Trolley riders can connect to the Broad Street Line at Girard Ave. for travel to Spring Garden or Race Vine Stations.

Regional Rail

Regional Rail will operate regular weekday and weekend service with added cars to increase capacity during off peak travel periods. Please be sure to check the April 23, 2017 timetables for schedule information.

Select Regional Rail ticket offices will operate with extended hours to accommodate customers during the Draft:

The following ticket offices will remain open until 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th:

Ambler Doylestown Lansdale Norristown
Bryn Mawr Fort Washington
Marcus Hook Paoli
Cornwells Heights Jenkintown-Wyncote Media Warminster

CENTER CITY: Jefferson (East/West), Suburban, and 30th Street Station ticket offices will remain open until 12:00 a.m. Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th

The following ticket offices will be open at 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29th:

Ambler
Doylestown
Lansdale
Norristown
Bryn Mawr
Fort Washington
Marcus Hook
Paoli
Cornwells Heights
Jenkintown-Wyncote
Media
Warminster

CENTER CITY: Jefferson (East/West), Suburban, and 30th Street Station ticket offices will remain open until 12:00 a.m. Saturday, April 29th

CCT Connect

Due to road closures in the area of the Ben Franklin Parkway, CCT Service will pick up at 20th & Spring Garden Sts. (2000 Spring Garden St.), near the Route 43 transit stop.

Parking

Parking at SEPTA stations is very popular and many lots fill early during the AM commute. The lots listed below will be your best options, especially if you are traveling midday on Thursday or Friday. On Saturday, parking is free at all SEPTA Regional Rail Station surface lots. Additionally, parking at the Wells Fargo Center will also be provided on April 27th, 28th, and 29th, as noted below.

Broad Street Line

  • AT&T Station (Free Parking - 13,000 spaces at Wells Fargo & Citizens Bank Park Lots)


Market Frankford Line

  • Spring Garden Station (Free Parking - 300 spaces at Festival Pier Columbus Boulevard/Spring Garden - open Wednesday, April 26- Saturday, April 29)


Norristown High Speed Line


Regional Rail


Wells Fargo Center Parking will be available at the following times:

  • Thursday, April 27th: Select lots will open at 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 28th: Select lots will open at 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 29th: Select lots will open at 8:00 a.m.


SEPTA Fares

Transit

To ease your travel during the NFL Draft, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the event, SEPTA Revenue personnel will be at Fern Rock Transportation Center Walnut-Locust, and AT&T Stations (Broad Street Line) and at the Dilworth Park Transit Entrance (Thursday & Friday 4:00 p.m.-12 Midnight and Saturday 12 Noon to 8:00 p.m.) selling Key Cards preloaded with Travel Wallet funds. Purchase one of these Key Cards and you'll be able to tap and go on all SEPTA Transit routes.

Regional Rail

Airport Regional Rail Line from Philadelphia International Airport

Travelers flying into Philadelphia can take the Airport Regional Rail Line directly from their Arrival Terminal to one of our five Center City Stations. Purchase a Quick Trip from the Fare Kiosk at the Terminal or purchase a fare on board the train from the Conductor.

For travel on all other Regional Rail Lines, you can use a One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA Pass, Tickets or purchase a fare on the train from the Conductor. To speed your trip and get the best value for your travel, we recommend purchasing your tickets/fares in advance.

On Thursday and Friday, between 3:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. and on Saturday, between 12:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. all fares will be collected and/or validated before customers can go to the train boarding area at the five Center City Stations - Temple, Jefferson, Suburban, 30th Street and University City Stations. Cash and SEPTA Key Cards will not be accepted so please make certain to purchase your fare for the trip home in advance.

NFL Draft Experience Event Tips

NFL Draft Experience is free and no tickets are required. If you're taking SEPTA please keep in mind the following security measures will be in place when you get to the Parkway:

All fans and items (purses, small handbags, etc.) are subject to physical inspection by security personnel. Fans who do not agree to this search will not be allowed in the event.

  • No bags, purses, or backpacks larger than 16" x 14" x 12"
  • All weapons and firearms are prohibited including pepper spray and electronic stunning devices
  • No pets other than service animals
  • No bottles, cans, liquid containers, coolers (except for fans with medical / dietary needs)
  • No outside food or beverage
  • No video recorders except for credentialed media
  • No drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) of any kind
  • No missile-like objects
  • No hover boards or any other self-propelled devices
  • No smoking, lighters or e-cigarettes
  • No laser pointers
  • No artificial noisemakers
  • No poles or sticks of any kind, including selfie sticks
  • No object that may obstruct another fan's view, including umbrellas over 4' in diameter
  • No folding chairs, bikes, or other large personal items
  • No promotional items with commercial slogans or identification without written consent from the NFL
  • Any item deemed dangerous or inappropriate, in management's sole discretion, will not be allowed at Draft and NFL Draft Experience
  • Confiscated items will be disposed of and not returned


The NFL Draft is not the only event going on in the City. The 123rd Penn Relays will also be taking place at Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus April 27-29, 2017. So please plan your SEPTA travel in advance.

SEPTA Ambassadors will be out at Center City Stations to answer travel questions and provide directions to the Parkway. Check System Status, the Service Alert Box or sign up for SEPTA Twitter Alerts for up to the minute news about service and schedules.

Bus Detours

Monday, April 10, 2017: Routes 27, 38, and 43

12:01 a.m., Monday, April 10th through 12:01 a.m., Monday, April 24th
Location: Eakins Oval, Martin Luther King Dr., and the area in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Route 38
Eastbound via Art Museum Drive straight across the drive onto 25th Street: Right/Pennsylvania., Left/Spring Garden St., Right/19th St., Left/Market St., Regular Route.

Westbound via 20th Street: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/Pennsylvania Ave., Left/25th Street onto Art Museum Dr., regular route.

Route 43
Westbound via Spring Garden Street: Right/Pennsylvania Ave., Left-25th St., Cross Kelly Dr. onto Art Museum Dr., Right-Spring Garden St., Regular Route.

Eastbound via Spring Garden Street: Left/Anne d'Harnoncourt Drive then straight across Kelly Drive onto 25th St., Right-Pennsylvania Ave., Left-Spring Garden St., Regular Route

Route 27 (all pull ins from Center City)
Northbound via 16th Street: R-I-676 West to I-76 West Schuylkill Expy, R-Exit #340 B US 1 North Roosevelt Extension, R-Exit at Wissahickon (South), R-Roberts Ave., L- Henry Ave., L-Allegheny Ave., right into depot





Monday, April 24, 2017:

12:01 a.m., Monday, April 24th until 9:00 p.m., Monday, May 1st (Routes 38 and 43 will operate detours at different times - see below)

Location: Ben Franklin Parkway, from 21st St. to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Detour routing and information updated as of Friday, April 21, 2017

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Route (7)
Northbound Via 22nd Street: Right/Market Street, Left/20th Street, Left/Spring Garden St., Right/22nd Street, regular route.

Southbound Via 23rd Street: Left/Spring Garden St., right/19th St., go around Logan Circle, right/19th St., right/JFK Blvd., left/20th street., right/market St., REGULAR ROUTE.

Route 32
Northbound via John F. Kennedy Boulevard: right/16TH, left/GIRARD AVE., right/33RD ST., regular route.

Southbound via Poplar Street: Right/Ridge Ave., Right/Broad St., regular route.

Route 48
Northbound Via Arch Street: right/ 20th street, left/ spring garden St., right/22nd st., regular route.

Southbound Via 23rd street: Left/Spring Garden Av., right/17th st., Left/Market St., regular route.

*Route 38(12:01 A.M. on 4/24/17 till 3:00 A.M. on 4/27/17)
Eastbound via Art Museum Drive straight across the drive onto 25th Street: Right/Pennsylvania., Left/Spring Garden St., Right/19th St., Left/Market St., Regular Route.

Westbound via 20th Street: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/Pennsylvania Ave., Left/25th Street onto Art Museum Dr., regular route.

*Route 43(12:01A.M. on 4/24/17 till 3:00A.M. on 4/27/17)
Westbound via Spring Garden Street: Right/Pennsylvania Ave., Left-25th St., Cross Kelly Dr. onto Art Museum Dr., Right-Spring Garden St., Regular Route.

Eastbound via Spring Garden Street: Left/Anne d'Harnoncourt Drive then straight across Kelly Drive onto 25th St., Right-Pennsylvania Ave., Left-Spring Garden St., Regular Route

Route 27 (all pull ins from Center City)
Northbound via 16th Street: R-I-676 West to I-76 West Schuylkill Expy., R-Exit #340 B US 1 North Roosevelt Extension, R-Exit at Wissahickon (South), R-Roberts Ave., L- Henry Ave., L-Allegheny Ave., right into depot





Thursday, April 27, 2017:

3:00 a.m., Thursday, April 27th through 9:00 a.m., Sunday, April 30th
Location: Anne d'Harnoncourt Dr. between Kelly Dr. and Spring Garden St. (behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Route 38
Eastbound via 34TH Street: left/MARKET ST., REGULAR ROUTE. (Stops missed - 12)

Westbound via JFK BLVD: left/20TH ST., right/MARKET ST., right/33RD ST., left/MANTUA Ave., REGULAR ROUTE. (Stops missed - 12)

Route 43
Eastbound via SPRING GARDEN Street: Left/33RD ST., left/MANTUA ST., right/34TH ST., right/GIRARD AVE., right/POPLAR DR., left/POPLAR ST., right/ CORINTHIAN ST., left/FAIRMOUNT AVE., right/RIDGE AVE., right/15th ST., Left/SPRING GARDEN ST., REGULAR ROUTE. (Stops missed - 13)

Westbound via SPRING GARDEN Street: Right/13th St., Left/Ridge Ave., Left/Fairmount Ave., Right/Corithian St., Left/Girard Ave., Right/West College Ave., Left/Girard Ave., Left/34th St., Right/Haverford Ave., regular route. (Stops missed - 17)





Monday, May 1, 2017:

9:00 p.m., Monday, May 1st through End of Service, Tuesday, May 9th
Location: Eakins Oval, Martin Luther King Dr., and the area in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Route 38
Eastbound via Art Museum Drive straight across the drive onto 25th Street: Right/Pennsylvania., Left/Spring Garden St., Right/19th St., Left/Market St., Regular Route.

Westbound via 20th Street: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/Pennsylvania Ave., Left/25th Street onto Art Museum Dr., regular route.

Route 43
Westbound via Spring Garden Street: Right/Pennsylvania Ave., Left-25th St., Cross Kelly Dr. onto Art Museum Dr., Right-Spring Garden St., Regular Route.

Eastbound via Spring Garden Street: Left/Anne d'Harnoncourt Drive then straight across Kelly Drive onto 25th St., Right-Pennsylvania Ave., Left-Spring Garden St., Regular Route

Route 27 (all pull ins from Center City)
Northbound via 16th Street: R-I-676 West to I-76 West Schuylkill Expy, R-Exit #340 B US 1 North Roosevelt Extension, R-Exit at Wissahickon (South), R-Roberts Ave., L- Henry Ave., L-Allegheny Ave., right into depot