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Published: Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 11:07 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 1:10 PM
— Free tickets for the Saturday, April 27, NFL Draft Day event at Triangle Park are sold out, event organizers confirmed today, April 25.
**PREVIOUS COVERAGE: April 23, 2019
There are just 2,500 free tickets left to the NFL’s “Original Towns” event Saturday at Triangle Park.
About 7,000 free tickets were released Monday to the event. But they are going fast.
Tickets can be picked up at the city’s three recreations centers: the Greater Dayton Recreation Center (2021 W. Third St.); the Northwest Recreation Center (1600 Princeton Drive); and the Lohrey Recreation Center (2366 Glenarm Ave.).
The community event, which will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., will lead up to a live NFL Draft pick. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley will announce the Cincinnati Bengals’ sixth round pick during a live telecast.
Triangle Park was the site of the first NFL game. Dayton was one of 13 communities that were part of the NFL’s inaugural season in 1920.
The NFL is constructing a new turf field at Triangle Park to honor Dayton’s contribution to America’s most popular sport. Construction is expected to begin next week and will be completed in time for the Bengals to hold a practice later this year.
Saturday’s event will be family friendly and will have games, activities, giveaways and food and drink vendors. Current and former NFL players are expected to attend.
For more information, please contact 937-333-8400.