The National Football League has set the official dates for the 2023 draft to be hosted in Kansas City.
On Tuesday, the National Football League released their schedule for the next calendar year, which means that fans intent on attending or watching the 2023 NFL Draft now know when they need to carve out time on their schedules. The dates announced are April 27-29, 2023.
Kansas City was awarded the honor of hosting the 2023 NFL Draft back in 2019 after a few years of submitting proposals hoping to land the rights to hold the event. The three-day affair has become a very well-attended event in person, in addition to being a boom for television ratings, which is why cities have jostled for the chance to host it in the hopes of gaining the economic boost involved with so much tourism.
As part of the submitted plan, the draft will utilize locations in and around Union Station as a primary site for the event as well as spots near the National World War I Museum and Memorial.
Las Vegas held the draft last year as part of the league’s efforts to help establish the city as an NFL home with the move of the Raiders to Allegiant Stadium. In 2024, the festivities will head to Detroit, who won the bid there.
It’s a great year for the Chiefs to host the draft in ’23, because general manager Brett Veach already has another 12 draft selections to use next spring—just one year after entering the draft with that many in ’22. Having so many picks means that Veach and the Chiefs will be at the center of a lot of activity over draft weekend, which should make things extra-fun and festive for the home crowd.