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Philadelphia Sets New Bar For NFL Draft As 70,000 Fans Create "Crazy" Atmosphere

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 17

Philadelphia provided an "absolutely electric atmosphere" for the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, as more than 70,000 fans packed the Ben Franklin Parkway for the event, according to ESPN's Trey Wingo. As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walked to the podium to make his opening remarks, Wing...

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