CLEVELAND — The 2021 NFL Draft hosted in Cleveland is right around the corner and fans looking to participate in all of the events that come with it can prepare to do so now as the mobile app to register for tickets has officially updated with Draft Day information.
The NFL's OnePass app relaunched Saturday morning, now showing information for the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland—from the schedule of events to policies in place around the city for the weekend event.
As part of the Draft weekend, fans will be able to participate in the NFL Draft Experience, which will include activities such as kicking a field goal at FirstEnergy Stadium, 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 Lombardi Trophy.
Timed tickets will be accessible via the app for all three days of the Draft, with three time slots each day. The scheduled is as follows:
Thursday, April 29
- 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
- 4 p.m-7 p.m.
- 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, April 30
- 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
- 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
- 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, May 1
- 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
- 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.
All of the NFL Draft Experience events around FirstEnergy Stadium are free but do require the mobile ticket reservation on the OnePass app. Walk-ups will not be permitted as capacity limitations due to COVID-19 guidelines are being strictly followed.
Registration for entry into the Draft Experience will be limited to one session over the three-day event for two adults and up to five minors per transaction, the league said.
Guests who resister for the Draft Experience tickets will have to attend during the time slot they select and will be provided a wristband for that specific session that is color correlated, helping staff stick to the capacity limit and maintain proper social distancing throughout the event.
Ticket reservations on the OnePass app are for the NFL Draft Experience and does not include access to the NFL Draft Theatre. It is not clear whether any of the general public will have access to the NFL Draft Theatre area or if it will be strictly invite only for the 32 clubs, but all individuals in the Draft Theatre will have to be fully vaccinated, according to the league.
A specific number of people able to attend the NFL Draft Experience has not been announced, but the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has said it expects the number to be in the "tens of thousands." Recreation centers around the city will have around 200 tickets set aside for them to distribute to local youths.
The NFL Draft Experience is a cash-free event and, like other NFL events, will stick with the clear bag policy. Only clear bags that do not exceed 12" x 12" x 6" and small clutches not exceeding 4.5" x 6.5" will be permitted.
Masks will be mandatory and hundreds of workers around the Draft will be monitoring and enforcing that policy. Fans who refuse to wear a mask will be asked to leave.
Other NFL Draft policies include prohibiting the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes as well as offensive or obscene clothing, banners and signs. For the full list of prohibited items, click here.
Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.