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Apr. 13, 2012 - DraftSite Team

Draft Weekend in NYC

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Two weeks from tonight, the first round of 77th annual NFL Draft will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City at 8 PM. Since NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell changed the format of the Draft to a three-day primetime event, the Draft has garnered significantly more media attention and fanfare than in years past.

Tickets to the Draft are free and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, except for the allotment for sale via packages from NFL on Location (sold out for 2012). Tickets to Thursday, April 26 (Round 1, 8 PM ET) and Friday, April 27 (Rounds 2-3, 7 PM ET) will be harder to come by, as they are in primetime and demand is high, but tickets can be had by lining up at Radio City at the appropriate times (see here for last year’s info as we wait for 2012 updated info). Fans should have no problem getting walk-up tickets on Saturday at 11 AM ET for Rounds 4-7.

Concourse at Yankee Stadium

Prior to Thursday night’s draft, the invited top Draft prospects and a number of NFL stars and celebrities will walk the red carpet into Radio City, will flashbulbs popping and fans screaming. There is a palpable buzz in the air in New York City on Draft weekend, and NFL fans are filled with hope and optimism for the 2013 season.

Fans visiting NYC for the weekend have more than just the Draft to look forward to, however. The Detroit Tigers will visit Yankee Stadium for the first time in the 2012 season to face the New York Yankees, in a battle of AL powers. Friday night’s game overlaps with Rounds 2-3 of the Draft, but Saturday’s 4:05 PM start is definitely doable after spending the early part of the afternoon at Day 3 of the Draft. Sunday’s game is another opportunity to have a great day at the ballpark, as the game starts at 1:05 PM.

Make sure to check out the Yankees Museum and grab a steak sandwich from Lobel’s when you make your way up to the Bronx for the game.

Red Bull Arena for Thierry Henry's first MLS game.

Another event this weekend you can consider is the New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution game on Saturday at 3:30 at Red Bull Arena. The atmosphere in the stadium is fantastic and it is just a beautiful soccer-specific stadium, perfect for its MLS host.

Fans of several different sports can find great events in and around New York City on the weekend of April 27-29. What a perfect opportunity to have yourself a Sports Power Weekend!

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