DETAILS: Cardinals to host NFL Draft party on Thursday night

Posted at 4:00 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 18:46:34-04

Attention, Birdgang: The Arizona Cardinals will host a free NFL Draft party for fans at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Thursday night.

The party will be hosted on the stadium's Great Lawn, which will open at 4:30 p.m., just 30 minutes before the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft begins. Free parking is available at the stadium's West (Orange) carpark.

The Cardinals Cheerleaders and team mascot Big Red will be on hand. Fans can watch the draft live on NFL Network.

Keep in mind that the Cardinals' clear bag policy will be in effect.

Activities during the draft party will include:

-Autographs from Cardinals players, coaches and cheerleaders

-Carnival rides and games

-A 150-foot zip line

-Face painting and balloon artists

-Photo opportunities on the Cardinals' Big Red Siren

-A Kids Interactive Zone that includes inflatables and activities for children

-A Jr. Cheer Mini-Clinic, in which girls aged 5-14 can participate in mini-cheer clinic taught by Cardinals Cheerleaders.

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft begins Thursday at 5 p.m. Arizona time. The Cardinals have the 13th overall pick in the draft.