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Draft Party Thursday On Great Lawn

Gates open at 4:30 p.m., Post-draft fireworks, admission and parking are free

The Arizona Cardinals 2016 Draft Party presented by Arizona Ford Dealers will take place on Thursday, April 28 at the Great Lawn at Sportsman's Park outside University of Phoenix Stadium from 4:30-9 p.m.

Fans can meet Cardinals players and coaches, team mascot Big Red and have the first opportunity to see the 2016 Cardinals Cheerleaders while watching live NFL Network coverage of the draft on giant video boards.

Admission and parking are free. Cardinals merchandise, including 2016 draft gear, will be available for purchase. Food and beverages will be available for sale at the team's Primetime Grill and local food trucks.

The Great Lawn opens at 4:30 p.m. and the draft begins at 5 p.m.

A special post-draft fireworks show will conclude the party following the completion of the first round.

Some of the other activities for fans offered at the draft party include:

  • Kid's Interactive Zone featuring combine activities and inflatables
  • Autographs: Cardinals players, coaches and cheerleaders will sign autographs and pose for pictures
  • Entertainmentoptions include a 200-foot zipline along with face painters and balloon artists for guests to enjoy
  • Big Red Siren:Fans can take their picture on the Cardinals "Big Red Siren"**
  • *Jr. Cheer Mini-Clinic: *Girls ages 5-14 can take part in a free Jr. Cheer mini-clinic taught by members of the Cardinals Cheerleaders

Arizona Ford Dealers are giving away a two-year lease on a brand new 2016 Fusion. Fans can sign up for a chance to win at the Ford Vehicle display on the Great Lawn. The winner will be announced during the draft party.

Free parking will be available in the West (Orange) carpark at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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