The free ticketed event, from noon – 4 p.m., will feature live ESPN HD coverage of the draft on two giant video screens and an unveiling of the San Francisco 49ers new 2009 uniforms.
The 2009 uniforms will be unveiled prior to the start of the draft at 12:20 p.m. PST.
49ers Head Coach Mike Singletary will address fans in attendance after the 49ers make their first round selection (10th overall). Fans also can expect current players, alumni, Gold Rush Cheerleaders and Sourdough Sam to be on hand to sign autographs throughout the day. The players will participate in a question-and-answer session on stage with the event MCs, former 49ers linebacker Gary Plummer and the new voice of the 49ers, Ted Robinson.
In addition 49ers inflatable games, sponsor booths, prize giveaways and concessions will be available. Party-goers also will have the opportunity to take pictures with the team's Super Bowl trophies. Make sure to bring your passport & valid drivers' license so you can sign- up for your CLEAR card at their booth.
The 74th NFL Draft on April 25-26 will be held at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, a world-renowned setting normally showcasing musicians, Santa Claus and the Rockettes. Held in New York City since 1965, the NFL Draft will be televised nationally by ESPN and the NFL Network. Rounds 1-2 will begin at 1:00 p.m. PST, Saturday, April 25. Rounds 3-7 will follow on Sunday, April 26.
Raffle tickets will be sold by 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders and fans will have the opportunity to win prizes including 49ers merchandise, a one-year membership from CLEAR® to help get you through the airport faster, one of five exciting new cell phones courtesy of Sprint, one of three Pebble MP3 players courtesy of Samsung, and more. All proceeds benefit the 49ers Foundation which supports development programs for underserved youth to keep them safe, on track and in school.
The Draft Party is a free ticketed event with a limit of tickets available. Season ticket holders will be able to sign up for tickets on Monday, March 30 and the general public can sign up the following Thursday, April 2. To obtain tickets, fans must register online at www.49ers.com. Tickets are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. One printed ticket admits up to 2 people.
Fans are encouraged to register for tickets early, as a limited number are available.
The Santa Clara Convention Center is located at 5001 Great America Parkway in Santa Clara, CA. The Party will be held in Exhibit Halls C and D