250K football fans and zero arrests in Philadelphia during NFL Draft
Philadelphia has a reputation for rowdiness. But aside from repeatedly booing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and one fan who put their butt on a Cowboys mannequin — the city was well behaved at the NFL Draft.
There were zero arrests made by the Philadelphia Police Department at the NFL Draft Experience site, according to police, CSNPhilly reports.
It’s a commendable achievement, since roughly 250,000 fans came out for the draft and the surrounding NFL Draft Experience over the course of three days, according to the NFL.
Nearly 100,000 of that number came out on the very first day, giving the NFL Draft Experience the title of having the largest attendance ever for a draft-related event.
Those fans also went through a lot of data, with Verizon reporting that its customers went through 9.4 terabytes on the first day alone (that’s enough to save 1.8 million songs).
NFL Draft Experience: Did you make our fan cam?
The attendance figures alone are commendable. Made in America, an annual weekend long music festival held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and curated by Jay Z, had more than 130,000 attend over the course of two days in 2015. Made in America just announced its lineup for the 2017 edition of the festival.
PennLive spent part of the first day on the red carpet, where we tested the top prospects on their Pennsylvania pronunciation skills. See how they did in the video below (spoiler alert: they didn’t do well):
NFL players try (and fail) to pronounce Pennsylvania names at NFL Draft
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