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People on Craigslist are selling regular and VIP tickets to the 2017 NFL draft in Philadelphia, most for upwards of $1,000.
There are over a dozen offers available, most from sellers within the city and a couple from surrounding counties. They’re offering both regular and VIP tickets either as singles or in pairs costing anywhere from $275 (offer only valid for Eagles fans) to $1,500 per ticket.
A regular ticket gets you a seat in the inner circle of the arena, and a VIP ticket gets you a spot in the VIP tent with complimentary food and drinks. The only other ways to get seats at this point are to wait for standby tickets the day of each event or enter to win a chance to become a drafted fan, which either gets you onto the red carpet with the players or secures you a seat in an “open-air theater” on the steps of the art museum.
Don’t worry about missing out if you don’t have a ticket. You’ll still be able to watch the draft live from Eakin’s Oval, though there’s no promise of a clear view. There will also be plenty of entertainment for non-ticket holders: games, opportunities to win autographs and prizes, a kids’ corner, and duh, bars. Just register for a free NFL Fan Mobile Pass.
All three days of the draft will also be televised on ESPN and NFL Network.
- Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, April 29 at Noon