The NFL Draft looks like it has its next few sites in mind, which includes bringing the three-day event to Kansas City in 2023.
The home of the Kansas City Chiefs already makes for one of the best game day experiences, from tailgating in the parking lots to setting loudness levels once inside the stadium. Now the entire region will get a chance to impress on a national level if rumors are true that the NFL Draft could be coming to Kansas City by the year 2023.
The area has been fighting to host a draft for the last few years and was reportedly in consideration for recently held drafts, including last year’s event, which ultimately was awarded to Dallas. Despite the inability to land the big fish early, Kansas City’s continued commitment to host the event at some point has reflected well, according to Peter O’Reilly, Vice-President of Events for the NFL.
Next year’s NFL Draft will be hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada as the Oakland Raiders prepare to officially relocate for the following season. The NFL wants to land in Vegas in a big way and draw serious interest from locals and hosting the big event there could go a long way toward player recognition for the Raiders as they likely get their personnel involved.
According to Albert Breer, then, the next year’s draft could be held in Cleveland in 2021 and then K.C. in 2023. Nothing was mentioned about 2022, although no one would be surprised if Nashville got another chance to hold the event, given how well the city handled the 2019 version.
More details will likely be known after Wednesday’s NFL spring meeting.