For Immediate Release
March 27, 2012
WASHINGTON REDSKINS TO HOST WATCH AND DRAFT DAY PARTIES AT FEDEXFIELD
ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today expanded fan festivities for the 2012 NFL Draft which will include the Redskins annual Draft Day Party presented by NFL Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster at FedExField on Saturday, April 28 and the first ever Redskins Draft Day Watch Party at FedExField on Thursday, April 26.
Fans are invited to watch the Redskins select their first round draft pick on Thursday, April 26 at the Draft Day Watch Party on the Club level of FedExField from 6-11 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Fans will be admitted through the Comcast SportsNet Gate (Gate H) starting at 6 p.m.
The Redskins will also host their annual Draft Day Party on Saturday, April 28. Admission and parking is free for this event as well. Parking lots open at 11 a.m. and fans will be admitted through the Comcast SportsNet Gate (Gate H) at 11:30 a.m.
Fans will have the opportunity to tour the Redskins locker room, test their passing and kicking skills on the field, dress like a Redskins player, play in the game arcade, take pictures with the Super Bowl trophies and experience the Redskins Play 60 youth fitness stations all on the club level.
A group of current and former Redskins players will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. Schedules permitting, Redskins Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan and the team’s first round draft pick will also attend. The draft party will feature the debut of the 2012 Redskins Cheerleaders and will also include performances by the Redskins Marching Band.
Fans can shop at the Redskins Hall of Fame Store for all new 2012 merchandise, including the New Era draft hat worn by the number two pick and other products specific to the Redskins selection. For the first time, fans will have the chance to buy new NFL team apparel from Nike and be the first to own the new Nike Game or Elite jerseys. Fans will also have the opportunity to enter free raffles for autographed Redskins memorabilia.
Fans interested in attending must sign up for their free Redskins Draft Day Party Pass at www.Redskins.com, which is required for admission to the event. Signing up also enters fans in the Draft Party Dream Contest, giving them a chance to win a grand prize consisting of V.I.P. access to the Draft Day Party, including a pair of Premium Tickets to a 2012 Redskins home game, the opportunity to meet Redskins cheerleaders, and an autographed football.
In addition to the fan festivities at FedExField, www.Redskins.com will also broadcast a live video stream on the night of the Draft, April 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Broadcast, produced by Redskins Broadcast Network, will contain coverage of the Redskins first round selection, Coach Shanahan’s press conference and much more.