"Inner Circle" fans will get ultimate experience at 2018 NFL Draft

During next week's NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium, only a select group of fans will be lucky enough to be part of the "Inner Circle."

It means they get to be on the field cheering their team, and it comes with a ton of perks.

More than 1,600 fans are going to be in the coveted Inner Circle for the NFL Draft. Those fans will get an exclusive and really royal experience down on the field.

Preparations for the interactive fan experience are going up around AT&T Stadium for next Thursday. It's the first time the three-day event has been held in an NFL stadium.

Winners of a ticket lottery will go inside the stadium. It's a diehard fan's dream. But a seat on the inner circle elevates a fan to super status.

“I was really sweating it. I wanted to get in there so bad,” said Dallas Cowboys superfan Stoney Kersh. “And for it to come true is amazing."

The Inner Circle is a first for the NFL Draft. Each team picked 50 of their fans. There will be rivalry zones down on the field so fans can cheer and celebrate their team's picks.

Inner Circle fans will get a lot of swag that includes a special lanyard programmed to light up with the team colors when their team is on the clock. Their spirit will on display for everyone to see.

"Every other team is gonna have 50 fans of their fans there, too,” Kersh said. “Really looking forward to putting up the Cowboy ride against all these other teams. Cowboys got to win on the field, and Cowboy fans got to win off the field."

Kersh has transformed his love for the Cowboys and his home into a museum. There's so much to see it hard to take it all in. He's been collecting Dallas Cowboys stuff since he was four.

His first trip to see a Cowboys game sparked the dream. Now, he's living it.

The NFL says this is biggest free football festival the league has ever had. The draft in Philadelphia last year drew 250,000 fans. This is expected to be bigger than that.

You can watch the entire first three rounds of the NFL Draft from AT&T Stadium on FOX 4 next Thursday and Friday nights.

FOX 4 will also be bringing you extensive coverage of the events surrounding it on air and online.