For practically 50 years, New York was the semi-permanent residence of the N.F.L. draft. But because the league determined to show its marquee low season occasion right into a touring roadshow in 2015, it has been staged in six completely different host cities, together with this 12 months in Las Vegas. Next up, in 2023: Kansas City, Mo.
Next 12 months’s occasion, which shall be held from April 27 to 29, is anticipated to be arrange in downtown Kansas City, round Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Kansas City’s bid to host the occasion was chosen in a vote by membership house owners three years in the past.
By taking the draft on the highway and holding it outdoor or in stadium venues, the occasion attracts considerably bigger crowds than was attainable at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The league reported the final prepandemic draft, in Nashville, drew 600,000 followers over three days.
The N.F.L. has since opened up its different main low season occasion, the scouting mix, to a bidding course of; in May, workforce house owners will vote on bids from Indianapolis, Dallas and Los Angeles to host the mix in 2023 and 2024.