Published: Thu, May 23, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

NFL Draft awarded to Cleveland

NFL Draft awarded to Cleveland

"We're confident in our city and our proposal, and feel Cleveland has a great chance at securing this event", David Gilbert, president of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, told Cleveland.com in a statement earlier Tuesday.

We could find out this week if the city will host in 2021.

The 86th NFL Draft will bring fans together for free downtown celebrations around First Energy Stadium, including at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as on the shore of Lake Erie.

According to the NFL and Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, earnings made for the city were 79 percent more than the $74 million made at the 2018 Dallas NFL Draft. "I know, in my heart, I know we're ready to host this".

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"I think the news today has really gotten a lot of Kansas City excited, and I think you'll see a lot of people, a lot of entertainment areas really gearing up and wanting to be involved, because this is a way to show off and so many people come to cities for this event", Power and Light Marketing Director Rachel Waller said.

The 2023 draft will take place in the Kansas City historic district, including Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. "We know Chiefs fans will come out to celebrate along with thousands of fans from teams around the country for an incredible experience as we welcome the next generation of National Football League players". In 2006, it moved to Radio City Music Hall in NY.

Kansas City now has a date for the biggest three-day football party of the year.

In the past decade, Kansas City has been the site of two World Series, Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, the MLS All-Star Game and championship game, NFL playoff games and several NCAA basketball tournaments. Also follow the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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