The NFL draft will officially begin on Thursday, April 27, in Philadelphia but the construction of the mammoth structures in front of the Museum of Art and along the Ben Franklin Parkway are well underway.

CSNPhilly's John Boruk went over to the Parkway on Tuesday to check on the progress of the stage and other installations that are going up with roughly eight days to go before things kick off.

You can watch his segment in the above video. And see just how big the stage will eventually be.

The one guy working on it says it's the biggest stage ever built in North America.

The inside lanes of the Ben Franklin Parkway will be closed beginning today. The whole Parkway will be shutdown this weekend.