More than 187,000 have requested tickets for the draft

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The draft is heading to Dallas. And plenty of people want to witness the ultimate reality show about nothing.

Via the Dallas Morning News, the NFL recently said that more than 187,000 fans have registered for a ticket lottery that will gain access to AT&T Stadium for the draft.

The league plans to make more than 60,000 tickets available via the lottery. With the venue holding upwards of 100,000 in the stands and surely thousands more on the field, it’s unclear how many people the NFL plans to accommodate. However, the league easily should be able to surpass last year’s 70,000-person throng in Philly — and to get to six figures — if the league wants to.

Registration for tickets via the lottery remains open through Wednesday.

The demand for the event is impressive, since it amounts to nothing more than the reciting of names of incoming players, some of whom will be there, some of whom won’t. But the draft keeps getting bigger and bigger, and this year it will be the biggest it’s ever been.

42 responses to “More than 187,000 have requested tickets for the draft

  1. Please don’t report on this again until after registration has closed…every new applicant hurts my chances of getting one of those tickets

  2. I don’t get the constant reference to a reality show about nothing. It’s the draft. More players join teams through then all other means combined. It defines how teams will do 2 to 3 years from now. Many surprise poor seasons have been tied to bad drafts that occurred a few years prior.

  3. The draft last year in Philly and the Eagles win the Super Bowl.The draft in Dallas this year……….and the Eagles win the Super Bowl.

  4. I have watched nearly ever draft since televised including
    two years ago while in the hospital. Now I was on pain killers
    due to the accident but in my altered state, I kept thinking who’s
    this nut in a crop top. Thanks for the memories Zeke.

  5. calizcowboyz says:
    Of Course. Its THE DALLAS COWBOYS! nuff said, y a w n … .. .

    Your squad has 2 playoff wins since 1997…that’s one more than the Browns.
    You need to stop living in the past.

  6. So, almost 200k people seem to think something as exciting as watching paint dry or grass grow is worth attending SMH

  7. So the draft is in Dallas and there will be over 100,000 people in attendance. None of which could tell you whether a football is blown up or stuffed.

  8. owlbania says:

    calizcowboyz says:
    Of Course. Its THE DALLAS COWBOYS! nuff said, y a w n … .. .

    Your squad has 2 playoff wins since 1997…that’s one more than the Browns.
    You need to stop living in the past.
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    And since 1997 the Cowboys have become the most valuable sports franchise on the planet. If you travel around the world, as I have, and you see someone in a foreign country wearing NFL gear it’s most likely Dallas Cowboy gear. Say about them what you will, but you can’t say they have bandwagon fans.

  9. I’m certainly not going to pay to see the draft either in person or on television.

    I might listen to it on my local radio – but Day One is a hard listen when they take so long between picks and by the end of the night you have heard every story, spin and speculation the team announcers could possibly, a minimum of three times.

    Or I might just research my summer vacation possibilities instead . . .

  10. The draft last year in Philly and the Eagles win the Super Bowl.The draft in Dallas this year……….and the Eagles win the Super Bowl.
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    I liked this just because I know it had to screw with Dallas fans

  11. I chose to be thrown up on by homeless drunk people instead of attending the nfl draft.

  12. Life is good in the dfw, even popular with the tourists, which is evident with the 3x more than the normal amount of requested tickets for the annual spring draft. It’s 78 degrees and sunny in Dallas today, just sayin.

  13. greymares says:
    March 11, 2018 at 6:25 pm
    So the draft is in Dallas and there will be over 100,000 people in attendance. None of which could tell you whether a football is blown up or stuffed.

    _________________________________________________________________
    We will defer that question to Tom Brady.

  14. First their were free shots at Marvin Harrison’s bar. Then the Draft. Then the SB. Philly had a good run.

    But now we have 200K people wanting to go to the draft in Texas? There is no way anyone is going to outdo that. Bull riding and HS football. Thanks but no thanks…

  15. Stu Bidaciou says:
    March 11, 2018 at 5:54 pm
    JJ is selling lawn chairs in the parking lot also. Of course for a fee…
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    Exactly. No one owes anyone anything. If a lawn chair is sold at the event, both parties benefit, win capitalism!

  16. A it is Dallas so what would you do with free time?
    B Everyone wants to see how Dallas screws this draft up
    C Everyone wants to laugh at the Eagles fans with only one Super Bowl win they are so far behind the rest of the NFC East

  17. The NFL is, without a doubt, the greatest form of entertainment in America. We watch games Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. Super Bowl Sunday is like a national holiday, and now the draft is becoming as big an event as college basketball’s Final Four. Everyone is playing Fantasy Football. At the same time, I’m hearing about the demise of the NFL. Now I know what they’re talking about when they say Fake News.

  18. “And since 1997 the Cowboys have become the most valuable sports franchise on the planet. If you travel around the world, as I have, and you see someone in a foreign country wearing NFL gear it’s most likely Dallas Cowboy gear. Say about them what you will, but you can’t say they have bandwagon fans.”

    So true 🙂 Touche’ Michael E. And, you forgot the tops in jersey sales, the best fans according to the Harris Poll done every year, and last, but not least, the highest TV viewership ratings!!! All of this, whether our record is 5-12 OR 13-3; hence, networks want to schedule as many Cowboys games in prime time, much to the chagrin of others….

  19. Is this serious? Wow, just wow! I can follow the draft on my cell phone if I wanted to (I don’t. Family, kids, career, real life, etc). But going to it? Not a chance. You fanboys are crazy!

  20. Wait, isn’t this the same place that sold bogus seats for the Super Bowl? Can’t be trusted.

  21. The NFL needs to start charging cities a fee for hosting the draft.
    And charging fans who attend.
    Then after the dust has settled look for more ways to gauge the fans.

  22. “It’s like going to a graduation ceremony and not knowing anyone who is graduating. They’re gonna have the entire list the next day.” -Bill Burr

  23. Internationally there are more Patriots fans than any other team. A product of winning, and the America flag color scheme. Cowboys might be 4th, after 49ers and Giants. MIGHT BE

  24. That’s a Helluva lot of people clamoring to get seats just so they can rain boos down on King Goodell…

  25. aj66shanghai says:
    March 12, 2018 at 1:18 am
    Internationally there are more Patriots fans than any other team. A product of winning, and the America flag color scheme. Cowboys might be 4th, after 49ers and Giants. MIGHT BE
    _________________________________________________________________________________________
    Trolling doesn’t make it true.

  26. I think they should hold the draft at the Superbowl winners venue.

    The champs have never held the game at their house, this would be a financial win for the team and city that won the big game.
    They also generally get the last pick on the night of the big show…

    Seems fair to me.
    Thoughts??

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