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Thu, Apr 27



Draft 412 NFL Draft Party

Join Merril Hoge and Draft 412 Analysts for live coverage of the 2023 NFL Draft. Hosted at Stage AE in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. Benefits The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation.

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Draft 412 NFL Draft Party
Draft 412 NFL Draft Party

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Pittsburgh, 400 N Shore Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA

Event Description

Football Fans!  The first round of the NFL Draft takes place on April 27, 2023.

Get ready to party with 400 of your closest friends during the first night of the 2023 NFL Draft at one of Pittsburgh’s hottest parties of the year! Hosted live at Stage AE in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, come wearing your favorite team’s foam fingers, game day jerseys, and beer hats to watch teams select your favorite college players.

In collaboration with The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation—and powered by Draft 412, Pittsburgh’s own premier draft eMagazine, help us celebrate the unofficial kickoff to the NFL season.

Special Guest Master of Ceremonies, Steelers great Merril Hoge, alongside analysts from Draft 412 will offer commentary and expert analysis on each pick and trade with portions of ticket proceeds benefiting the Bus Stops Here Foundation.

Festivities include:

  • Five hours of all-inclusive food and soft drinks from featured local and national sponsors, including a 2-drink beverage credit for guests over the age of 21.
  • Exclusive Gift Bags for each guest in attendance.
  • Complimentary Draft 412 Draft Guide for each attendee.
  • A free one-year subscription ($120 Value) to Draft 412’s premier content, focusing on the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins... including analysis of future picks from regional schools like Pitt, Penn State, and West Virginia.
  • Access to a Silent Auction of sports memorabilia, with all proceeds going to The Bus Stops Here Foundation.
  • Special video welcome from The Bus himself, Jerome Bettis.
  • Non-Stop broadcast of the NFL draft on Stage AE’s “big screen.”
  • Door Prizes, live Q&A with Merril Hoge and our Draft 412 analysts, and much, much more!

VIP Tickets also include:

  • One Hour Early Access - 6 pm EST.
  • Upper Deck VIP Draft Party & Cocktail Reception with Merril Hoge and other special guests.
  • Exclusive Draft 412 VIP Black and Gold Golf Cart Cooler "Swag Bag."
  • Preferred Seating


  • General Admission

    This ticket includes admission into the even venue (Stage AE), food, non-alcoholic beverages, two (2) alcohol drink tickets, swag bag, and one (1) year subscription to Draft 412+ Publication ($120 Value).

    +$2.48 service fee
  • VIP Ticket

    This ticket includes Early Admission (6pm EST - 1 Hour Early) into the event venue (Stage AE), VIP Cocktail Hour, Access to VIP Lounge, Food, Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Two (2) Alcohol Drink Tickets, VIP Swag Bag (Upgrade), and One (1) Year Subscription to Draft 412+ Publication ($120 Value). A portion of ticket sales will be allocated to Jerome Bettis The Bus Stops Here Foundation.

    +$4.98 service fee



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