Commanders Draft Party at FedExField | Washington Commanders- Commanders.com
Frequently Asked Questions
What time do parking lots open?
Parking lots open at 4:00pm.
Which parking lots/entrance roads fans enter on?
Fans can enter using Arena Drive and Garret Morgan Blvd and to park in lots A, G, and H.
Which entrance gates should fans enter?
Fans should enter through Stadium Gates A and H.
Is tailgating permitted?
Yes. Please be considerate of those around you and adhere to our tailgating policies outlined in our stadium A to Z guide here.
What is the timeline for the event?
4:00pm – Parking Lots Open
6:00pm – Stadium Entrance Gates Open
8:00pm – NFL Draft begins
10:00pm – Washington Commanders first round pick (estimated time and subject to change)
Where inside FedExField will the event be taking place?
The event will take place on the main concourse of the stadium, on the field, and in the stadium bowl. Event areas are subject to change.
Will food be available?
Fans can also enjoy a variety of food and beverages across the main concourse. In partnership with Grubhub, fans can save 10% on mobile orders and skip the wait at concession stands by using the discount code DRAFT in the Grubhub app. *This code is valid for one use per customer.
Will alcohol be available?
Alcohol will be sold from our concession vendors for those 21+. Please remember to drink responsibly.
Will the Commanders Team Store be open?
The Commanders Team store and select pop up stores throughout the concourse will be open and will be selling the Official Commanders 2022 New Era Draft Hat and Commanders merchandise.
What is the mask policy for the event?
Masks are currently not required for the guests attending the Draft Party, aligned with the most recent guidance from Prince George's County. Masks will be available at guest services locations (Gate A and Gate E) and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the stadium. The mask policy is subject to change and will be communicated prior to the event.
Will the draft be broadcasted live from Las Vegas?
The NFL Draft broadcast from Las Vegas will be live streamed on the end zone video boards beginning at 8:00pm. The FedExField end zone video boards will feature the first three picks of the NFL Draft and the Commanders' draft pick, which will be announced at approximately 10:00pm EST. Additionally, picks 4-10 will be shown on the end zone boards without audio.
Will Washington Alumni be available for meet and greets?
Yes, select Washington Alumni will be available for meet and greets and photo opportunities throughout the night
If the Commanders’ pick is traded back, will the event continue until the pick is announced?
Yes, the broadcast will be extended for the Commanders' pick, no matter the draft order. After 10:30pm, different activations and food offerings may start to shut down.
If the Commanders’ pick is traded out of the first round, when will the event end?
In the event that the Commanders no longer have a pick in the first round, the event will conclude at 10:30pm.
What time will the Metro run until?
The last trains out from the Morgan Boulevard station are as follows:
- Franconia-Springfield - 11:31 PM
- Largo Town Center - 12:33 AM
- Largo Town Center - 12:13 AM
- Wiehle-Reston East - 12:29 AM