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Last minute tips for the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City

Here’s how to get there, get in, and get involved with everything the NFL Draft has to offer in Kansas City.

Photo of the NFL Draft Theater at Union Station

The stage is set.

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The 2023 NFL Draft is officially here — opening the gates at 12 p.m. (first round starts at 7 p.m.) and running through Saturday, April 29. Think of it like a big, free party for anyone with any interest in football.

Getting there

Plan on doing some walking. The nearest streetcar stop is in the Crossroads, and the entrance for all GA (free) tickets is at Wyandotte Street + Memorial Drive. You can reserve a parking space at these garages or tell your ride share to drop you near the spot.

You need the app

The only way to get into the experience is to download the NFL OnePass app and create a login. The app has information on security (read: clear bag policy) and even scheduled appearances by players.


Here’s a map with all the following locations:

  • Draft Experience, South Lawn | Kick field goals and run 40-yard dashes (just be sure to stretch ahead of time), plus enjoy local food options.
  • Chiefs Kingdom Experience, North Lawn | Experience the sound of the loudest stadium in the world + compare yourself to the size of Travis Kelce.
  • Draft Theater, Union Station | This is where the players will get picked (free viewing from the North Lawn).
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