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DETROIT, March 28, 2022 ~ Detroit has been chosen as host for the 2024 NFL Draft, beating out Green Bay and Washington DC for the slot.
“The draft has become a prominent offseason event across the country, and we are excited to work with the Lions and their partners to bring the 2024 NFL Draft to the Motor City,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “With the help of Visit Detroit, the Detroit Sports Commission, and the City of Detroit, the Lions passionate fan base and all visitors will be treated to an incredible three-day experience.”
March 29, 2022 ~ Visit Detroit CEO Claude Molinari talks to Guy Gordon about Detroit being selected to host the 2024 NFL Draft.
The event will be held in the area around Campus Martius and Hart Plaza.
“I think it’s unlikely — I’ll never say never — that we’ll have another chance for a Super Bowl,” said Lions President Rod Wood. “But the draft has become maybe the next biggest event that the league puts on, and so once the draft started moving around and was so successful in other markets, it became something that we really focused on. So happy that it’s finally happened, and hopefully we’ll put on a good enough show that maybe they will consider us for a Super Bowl again.”
The draft was held in New York City from 1965 to 2014 before shifting to a traveling event. This year, the draft will be held in Las Vegas, while the 2023 Draft will be in Kansas City.
“Today is momentous for our city,” said Detroit Sports Commission Executive Director Dave Beachnau. “Hosting the NFL Draft in Detroit promises to be a celebration of our community’s spirit. It will deliver high value for our residents, businesses, and the great fans who make Detroit the best sports city in America.”
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