(East Los Angeles, CA) April 14, 2022 [From The Editor’s Desk]: Los Angeles Chargers fans listen up! The much-awaited and highly-anticipated 2022 NFL Draft is coming to town on April 28th. And to coincide with this monster media, and now “Big-time” fan event, the Los Angeles Chargers are inviting their fans and the public to come to their FREE Open House & DraftFest in SoFi Stadium to witness, view, and participate in many fun-filled ways for the evening. All of the event details can be found in the accompanying press announcement that we are publishing.
Los Angeles Chargers Kick Off 2022 NFL Draft with Open House and DraftFest at SoFi Stadium
Highlights of DraftFest include appearances by current Chargers, Legends and broadcast personalities, pre-draft interviews with General Manager Tom Telesco and Head Coach Brandon Staley, live music, open stadium concessions and a live broadcast of the 2022 NFL Draft on SoFi Stadium’s giant Infinity Screen by Samsung
On Friday, April 8, 2022 the Los Angeles Chargers announced the team will host an Open House and DraftFest on Thursday, April 28th at SoFi Stadium in conjunction with the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Gates to DraftFest open at 3:00 pm PT. Admission is FREE of charge and the event is open to the general public.
The Chargers Open House for season ticket members is a “select-a-seat” opportunity that provides fans with physical access to the “Best” available remaining season-ticket locations for Chargers home games at SoFi Stadium. Offering the best value and location when compared to single-game tickets, as well as priority access to postseason tickets, each available seat will be tagged for purchase on the spot. All remaining 2022 season seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis in a variety of locations and price categories, including a limited number of “lower-level” seats. Individuals who are not currently season ticket members but interested in coming to the Open House and obtaining season tickets can visit chargers.com/draftfest. All current season ticket members will receive an email to register to attend.
To attend DraftFest, fans must reserve their free ticket in advance at chargers.com/draftfest. In addition to securing their tickets, fans will also have access in advance to the best and most convenient on-site parking via a $10 donation to the Chargers Impact Fund, a 501 (c3) nonprofit, to help families thrive in and around Los Angeles. Access to the stadium will be through Entry Gates 8, 9 and 10 beginning at 3 pm PT.
DraftFest festivities will run from 3:00 – 9:00 pm PT during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft – the first team will be on the clock at 5:00 pm PT. Additionally, DraftFest will be the official draft headquarters of the Los Angeles Chargers for the opening round with the draft “war room” located in the Bolts’ locker room. GM Tom Telesco and Head Coach, Brandon Staley will be interviewed for fans in attendance prior to the start of the draft and throughout the night, fans will be treated to “live war room look-in’s” on the Infinity Screen. The Chargers currently own the 17th overall selection in the first round.
Other highlights of DraftFest include on-site programming featuring exclusive interviews with current Chargers, Legends, and team broadcast personalities, insight from football experts throughout the evening, photo opportunities set up throughout the stadium, “live” music and performances by the Thunderbolts drumline, open stadium concessions, an exclusive Team Store discount for Season Ticket Members and various other fan activations.
DraftFest will be hosted by Real 92.3’s Big Boy Neighborhood on-air personality Louie G, Chargers gameday host Danny Hoyt, and outside linebacker Chris Rumph II. AM 570’s Petros and Money Show will also broadcast “live” from the field during the event.
The 2022 NFL Draft will take place over a three-day span, with [Round 1 on April 28th], [Rounds 2-3 on April 29th] and [Rounds 4-7 on April 30th]. The Chargers have (10) picks in this year’s Draft: Round 1 – 17th overall; Round 3 – 79th overall; Round 4 – 123rd overall; Round 5 – 160th overall; Round 6 – 195th and 214th overall and Round 7 – 236th, 254th, 255th and 260th overall.
For additional information or updates, fans can visit chargers.com/draftfest. If your weekday schedule allows you some time to get out to SoFi Stadium to attend the event, we encourage you to try it for also picking a ticket package for the upcoming season, as you experience the Open House environment and the DraftFest, as presented by the Chargers.