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Draft Experience set to be "biggest party NFL has ever seen" this weekend in Arlington

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The NFL Draft makes its AT&T Stadium debut beginning Thursday, and keeping with the old saying "everything is bigger in Texas" -- they're making sure the party is too.

Monday, crews continued to put the finishing touches on both the Draft stage inside the stadium -- sight of the announcement of each teams' selections, and also the "NFL Draft Experience".

The 26+ football field size entertainment zone will be the epicenter of this week's NFL Draft. Over a quarter of a million people are expected to visit between Thursday and Saturday.

"The reality looks like the renderings -- so that's been positive," said NFL VP of Events Peter O'Reilly. "You know, you're always a little nervous about how its going to look, but it really looks fantastic. Each of the pieces is almost a little bit better than I thought."

Fans can do it all -- from throwing passes in a combine-style drill, to testing your 40-yard dash time against some of the NFL's best, to games, music, and of course -- player autographs.

The fan experience opens 10 a.m. Thursday and runs through Saturday. Fans that don't have tickets to the actual NFL Draft have opportunities to win free tickets at the fan experience throughout the week.

KTXS Sports will take a first-hand look at the NFL Draft and Draft Fan Experience on Thursday and bring reports to you on-air and online.

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