Kansas City has been seeking a place in the NFL Draft rotation since the league decided to move the event out of its regular home in New York’s Radio City Music Hall. That has now happened, with the league and Roger Goodell announcing on Wednesday that the city will indeed host its annual draft in 2023.
An estimated 600,000 people attended the 2019 draft held in Nashville a month ago, with the city and the league announcing that there was $133 million in direct spending during the draft.
The event will be held downtown at Union Station and the area around the Liberty Memorial, and will feature the draft and the NFL Draft Experience, which is essentially a giant football fair with exhibits, games, and autograph sessions.
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 NFL players.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
If you’re wondering what Union Station might look like in 2023, just remember what it looked like in 2015, and then substitute the blue for red.
The 2020 NFL draft will be held in Las Vegas, in 2021 it will be hosted by Cleveland, while the host city for 2022 has yet to be named.