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Detroit to Host 2024 NFL Draft



Detroit 2024 NFL Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft will be held in downtown Detroit, at Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza, the league announced on Monday.

The announcement was made following the meeting of the NFL’s fan engagement & major events advisory committee at the 2022 NFL meetings in Palm Beach, Florida.

“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,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a press release.  “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.”

The NFL Draft was held in New York for 57 consecutive years before beginning to move around the country in 2015. Since then, it’s been held in Chicago twice, Philadelphia, Dallas, Nashville and Cleveland. The 2020 draft was held virtually.

This year, the 2022 NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas on April 28-30. Kansas City is scheduled to host the 2023 draft.

The three-day event includes the NFL Draft Experience, which consists of games, interactive exhibits, musical performances, autograph sessions and the opportunity to take pictures with the Lombardi Trophy. 

“Today is a historic day for Detroit with the announcement that the 2024 NFL Draft is coming to the Motor City,” Visit Detroit president Claude Molinari said. “Visit Detroit is looking forward to working with our partners in the hospitality community to welcome enthusiastic football fans from across the country who will make our city a pigskin pilgrimage stop. Hosting the draft is another exciting win for Detroit, and it will deliver a powerful economic impact and highlight the vibrancy of our region.”

The draft will once again be a short trip for Steelers fans that may wish to attend, as Detroit is only about four hours away. Pittsburgh has hosted the draft just once, back in 1948.