DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The NFL will celebrate the 13 communities, including Dayton, that were home to the teams of its inaugural season 100 years ago during an “NFL100” event on Saturday, April 27 leading up to a live NFL Draft pick.
Dayton is joining in on the year-long commemoration of the league’s centennial season by hosting the Draft Day Family Football Experience at Triangle Park from 2 pm until 6 pm.
The city will also be one of eight NFL “Original Towns” outside the current NFL markets that will announce a Draft pick via live telecast. Mayor Nan Whaley will be on hand to announce a 6th round Cincinnati Bengals pick.
Current NFL players and legends will be in attendance. Guests can join in on youth flag football, inflatables, football-themed games and activities, giveaways, food vendors, and more.
Tickets are available at the City of Dayton’s three recreation centers starting Monday, April 22, while supplies last.
“There’s no better way to bring the League’s hundred years of history full circle than to partner with these communities and recognize their important place in history as part of the NFL’s centennial celebration,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
As part of the centennial celebration, the NFL has also announced it will sponsor construction of a new professional-quality turf football field at Triangle Park beginning April 29.
“This is a really special moment for our city,” said Mayor Whaley. “We’re excited that the NFL is recognizing the places that were there in the very beginning and that they are celebrating Dayton’s special history with a donation that will leave a lasting impact in the community.”
For more information, call (937) 333-8400.
To see how the NFL is celebrating its 100th season, click here.