NFL Draft Travel+ Accommodations

NFL Draft Travel + Accommodations

 

 

 

 


TRAVEL


Philadelphia is conveniently located in the middle of the Northeast Corridor, only 100 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Washington, D.C. Approximately a quarter of the U.S. population live within a 5.5-hour drive from Philadelphia. Thanks to a vast network of major highways, a wide variety of airlines with nonstop flight options into a conveniently located airport and a bustling train station, Philadelphia is convenient for domestic and international travel and the perfect location for the 2017 NFL Draft!

GETTING TO PHILADELPHIA

  • By Plane:
    Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
    • There are more than 1,200 daily nonstop flights into PHL
    • PHL is eight miles from Center City where the 2017 NFL Draft will be located
      • 25-minute ride via SEPTA mass transit
      • 10-minute ride via uber or taxi

 

GETTING AROUND PHILADELPHIA

In addition to being ranked as one of the most walkable cities in the nation, Philadelphia also has an excellent transit system and more!

  • Get oriented: Thanks to founder William Penn’s smart and simple grid street design, the heart of the city is easy to navigate. The Schuylkill and Delaware rivers frame the eastern and western borders of Center City’s 25 blocks. Market Street divides Center City.
    Check out our printable Center City Map or view our interactive city map for more information.
  • Walking: World-class dining, arts and entertainment, iconic historic sites and tax-free shopping are within steps of Center City hotels. As you walk, you’ll notice color-coded directional signs indicating what district you are in and pointing you towards area attractions. Once in Center City, representatives dressed in teal uniforms and equipped with maps are ready to provide directions or answer any questions.

FREE PARKING + PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION


  • Don’t Draft & Drive
    • Free parking for the NFL Draft Experience is available in South Philadelphia at both Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center beginning 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, and continuing through Saturday, April 29. In addition, fans exploring the annual Penn Relays event at Franklin Field in West Philadelphia are also invited to park for free and ride SEPTA as a convenient transportation option. See map below for more information.
    • The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Broad Street Line picks-up steps from Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!. Trains run every 8 to 10 minutes. It takes about 11 minutes to travel from AT&T Station (at Broad and Pattison Streets) to City Hall on a local train. City Hall is a 7-minute walk to the entrance of the NFL Draft Experience.
      • One way fare is $2.25 cash. You must have exact change if paying the cashier. The cashier cannot make change. Quick Trips are available from the Fare Kiosks located at AT&T Station. The kiosks accept credit/debit cards and cash (no exact change needed!). Note: A Quick Trip is a one-way ticket, good for 24 hours. It can only be used at the station from which it is purchased. You can purchase your return Quick Trip from a Fare Kiosk at Race-Vine, City Hall, Dilworth Park, Walnut-Locust or any Broad Street Line Station.
      • Your best bet is a SEPTA Key Card. Like a Quick Trip, it is also available from the Fare Kiosks but, unlike a Quick Trip, it is reloadable and reusable. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you’ll receive a discount for each ride ($1.80 versus the $2.25 cash fare). It’s just like using a token without all that heavy metal in your pocket or purse, and it’s certainly much better than paying with cash. You must load a minimum of $10 (which will get you 5 rides). Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you. Best part – your SEPTA Key gets you more than just a ride. Flash it for discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more. Click here for a full list of Partners.
      • More information regarding SEPTA public transportation service schedules for NFL Draft weekend, travel tips and more can be found here:
    • NFL Draft Experience attendees are encouraged to utilize mass transit (SEPTA) upon departure from the venue. When exiting, travel east out of the main gate located at 21st Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway and proceed to underground Suburban Station, which has multiple points of entry at City Hall and in the immediate vicinity. The Broad Street Subway, Market-Frankford El, and regional rail are all accessible at this location.

 

  • Philly PHLASH: Stopping at Philadelphia’s most popular attractions, the Philly PHLASH shuttle bus makes it easy and convenient to get around. The bus costs $2 per ride and is free for seniors and children under 4. The PHLASH is running an additional day of service on Thursday, April 27 during Draft in Philadelphia. For the Draft in Philadelphia detour map and route stop information click here.

 


TAXI/RIDESHARE AND MORE


  • Taxi/Rideshare: NFL Draft Experience attendees wishing to utilize ride sharing or taxi services upon departure from the event are encouraged to utilize the north exit (22nd and Hamilton Streets) and proceed to the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue at Spring Garden Street.  Appropriate way-finding signage will be prominently displayed within the event footprint

rideshare

  • Bike: Participate in Philly’s bike rental program, Indego. With more than 70 stations located throughout the city, enjoy a ride through Philadelphia before returning your bike to one of the many Indego stations.

 


ACCOMMODATIONS


With more than 11,000 hotel rooms, Philadelphia has the perfect room for you! Click here to book a room

You may also visit valleyforge.org/Draft for additional hotel rooms.

 

 

Please visit NFL.com/DraftExperience for more information.


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