The Pittsburgh Steelers today announced that Steve Contizano will receive the ultimate NFL Draft experience. Contizano joined the Steelers' season ticket waiting list in 1997 and became a season ticket member after 19 years, in 2015, during Heinz Field's South Plaza upgrade.
Contizano will help kick off festivities and receive behind the scenes access to 2018 Draft celebrations in Arlington, Texas. The experience begins on Wednesday, April 25, with a Welcome Reception featuring NFL Head of Officiating Al Riveron and a special "You Make the Call" session. On Thursday, it continues with a breakfast to kick off Draft Day and an exclusive invite to the NFL Draft Luncheon, featuring an assortment of NFL legends.
He will receive a custom team jersey with "Draft Day" on the nameplate, walk the Red Carpet with NFL prospects, and hand deliver an official New Era Draft Cap to the NFL Draft Theater. The V.I.P. access continues when Contizano will deliver a customized No. 1 Nike jersey from backstage to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on stage as picks are announced.
The initiative is part of the NFL's fifth annual Draft Season Ticket Member Experience, which is aims to recognize dedicated fans and give them an exclusive opportunity at the event. In total, 32 season ticket members – one representing each team – will be heading to the 2018 NFL Draft and participating in the festivities.
Fans may visit NFL.com/DraftExperience for details on NFL Draft Experience attractions and events.