Pittsburgh is reportedly being vetted as the potential host of the 2026 NFL Draft. According to Adam Crowley and Dorin Dickerson of 93.7 the Fan, scouts were in Pittsburgh last weekend to see if Pittsburgh could be a suitable place for the event. He believes they may be coming to Pittsburgh.
“A trustworthy birdy said that there were scouts where last weekend to see if Pittsburgh can host the 2026 NFL Draft,” Crowley said.
“I don’t even think it was to see, I think they were just almost confirming it,” Dickerson continued.
It will take a while for this to get confirmed. For one, generally, the NFL announces two years out, but it took them until May to announce that Green Bay would host the 2025 NFL Draft. So, if it does happen, the NFL will not disclose it until May 2024 at the earliest. But where it would be located and hosted is anyone’s guess. It could be tough to do it logistically around Acrisure Stadium, though Point State Park is a location that Crowley and Dickerson speculated it could be held at overall.
In 2025, Green Bay will host it near Lambeau Field. But in Kansas City, for example, it was held in a train station. Of course, whenever they were in New York City, Radio City Music Hall hosted the event. It is anyone’s best guess, but inside and outside venues have worked for the NFL Draft in the past.
New York City hosted every NFL Draft from 1965 to 2014 before the NFL shifted gears and made the festivities an event that fans of all 32 teams could come and enjoy themselves. Since 1936, 12 different cities have hosted the NFL Draft. These include Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.. Detroit and Green Bay will add to that number. But Pittsburgh could be where the event comes back after a long drought. They have not hosted the draft since 1948.