For nearly 50 years, Recent York was the semi-permanent home of the N.F.L. draft. But for the reason that league decided to show its marquee off-season event right into a traveling roadshow in 2015, it has been staged in six different host cities, including this yr in Las Vegas. Next up, in 2023: Kansas City, Mo.
Next yr’s event, which might be held from April 27 to 29, is predicted to be arrange in downtown Kansas City, around Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Kansas City’s bid to host the event was chosen in a vote by club owners three years ago.
By taking the draft on the road and holding it outdoors or in stadium venues, the event draws significantly larger crowds than was possible at Recent York’s Radio City Music Hall. The league reported the last prepandemic draft, in Nashville, drew 600,000 fans over three days.
The N.F.L. has since opened up its other major off-season event, the scouting mix, to a bidding process; in May, team owners will vote on bids from Indianapolis, Dallas and Los Angeles to host the mix in 2023 and 2024.