NFL Kickoff Experience at Penn's Landing: What You Need to Know

The 2018 NFL season kicks off right here in Philadelphia with your champion Philadelphia Eagles — and that means a big party featuring Eagles alumni, a replay of Super Bowl LII and free performance by Shawn Mendes.

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The NFL Kickoff Experience comes to Penn's Landing Sept. 6 in the hours before the Eagles' season opener against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field.

The free event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., is a celebration of the Super Bowl champions and the start to the NFL season. Here's a look at what you need to know.

NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Brittney Shipp has hot temps for the NFL Kickoff Experience at Penn's Landing Thursday. There is a chance of showers during the tailgate and Eagles game in South Philly.

Events and Activities Schedule

10 a.m. - Gates open for NFL Kickoff Experience at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

12 p.m. – Super Bowl LII re-watch party

3 p.m. – Performance by country duo LOCASH

4 p.m. – Performance by Pennsylvania-born Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Daya

5 p.m. – Viewing of America’s Game – The Story of the Super Bowl LII Champions

6 p.m. – Headline concert by multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes

8 p.m. - Event ends

There will also by appearances by Eagles alumni and legends throughout the day, a chance to take a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the full collection of 52 Super Bowl rings on display, interactive games and more. 

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NFL Kickoff Experience is free to attend and no tickets are required, however fans are encouraged to sign up for an NFL Kickoff – Fan Mobile Pass for an all-access pass to Kickoff Experience and a chance to win prizes, including tickets to the game or to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

Venue Details

All guests will have to go through security checkpoints and are subject to searches at the following locations before attending the event:

• Market Street (via 2nd & Market Streets)

• Chestnut Street (via Front & Chestnut Streets)

• Penn’s Landing RiverWalk (via Walnut Street & Columbus Blvd.)

The event is rain or shine.

What NOT to Bring

In correspondence to event and Penn's Landing rules and regulations, the following items are not allowed inside the venue:

- Alcohol
- Illegal substances
- Laser Lights and Pointers
- Drones
- Skateboards, hoverboards, bicycles or scooters
- Mace/Pepper Spray
- Noisemakers and Horns
- Poles, Sticks (including selfie sticks)
- Smoking of any kind
- Chairs
- Umbrellas
- Pets, other than service animals
- Professional cameras or recording devices
- Grills or barbecues
- Coolers, or picnic tables
- Tents
- Glass bottle
- Outside food or alcohol
- Stickers or markers- Flyer
- Weapons, Knives, Firearms and Explosives

Check here for a full list of prohibited items and road closures. 

Emergency Preparedness & Weather Alerts

NFL Kickoff Experience is a rain or shine event. In the case of severe weather, guests are encouraged to listen for announcements and sign up to receive free emergency text alerts from the Office of Emergency Management’s ReadyPhiladelphia system. Text READYPHILA to 888-777 to enroll.

Football Night in Philadelphia at Xfinity Live!

Looking for another place to party and watch the game? Join NBC10 and NBCSports Philadelphia for Football Night in Philadelphia at Xfinity Live!

Starting at 3 p.m., authentic fans will have a chance to win commemorative Super Bowl 52 footballs, authentic fan gear, and the opportunity to tour the NBC Sunday Night Football bus. 

NBC Sports and Refinery29 will also bring a special 29Rooms @OnHerTurf popup room experience. The room, "The Future Is Female," boasts highly colorful punching bags that allow people to release sounds with each punch.

Plus, check out live broadcasts of Philly Sports Talk, Quick Slants and Eagles Pregame Live. 

It all gets underway next Thursday on Football Night in Philadelphia!

Even “Betsy Ross” has Eagles fever as she raises the colors of the Super Bowl champs Thursday morning.
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