KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NFL says the North Lawn Draft viewing area is at capacity. Fans will no longer be allowed into that specific area.
Fans are still being allowed inside the NFL Draft Experience on the South Lawn.
NFL Draft organizers started warning fans Wednesday that capacity on the lawn could be reached Thursday evening.
Fans who registered through the NFL OnePass App received a message Wednesday warning that the event may reach capacity at times.
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Draft organizers say the event’s capacity is 60,000 people. So far more than 100,000 fans have registered through the OnePass App to attend the 2023 NFL Draft.
If the crowd reaches capacity, fans will not be allowed into the event until others leave.
Sundog Logistics snapped some areal pictures of the NFL Draft Area Thursday afternoon as it tests an aerial imaging system. The company gave FOX4 the following images.
The pictures were snapped around 3:30 p.m., about three hours before the area reached capacity, meaning a large number of fans showed up on the North Lawn Viewing area quickly.
It is anticipated that the largest crowd could attend the event Thursday afternoon and evening because that is when 17 prospects will walk the red carpet and are expected to be drafted.
Each fan who wants to go inside the NFL Draft Experience must register through the NFL OnePass app. While admission is free, fans will not be allowed inside without registration.
The NFL Draft and NFL Draft Experience opens at noon Friday. The area opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday and fans will also be treated to the KC Smoke Show starting at 9:30 a.m.