The location for the 2023 NFL Draft has been unveiled. On Wednesday, May 22, the league announced that the draft will be located in Kansas City, Missouri. While the official dates have not been confirmed at this time, it was revealed that the draft will be held around Union Station and the World War I Museum and Memorial.
“We are excited to work with the Kansas City Chiefs, the City of Kansas City, and the Kansas City Sports Commission to showcase the area for a weeklong celebration of football that will be watched by millions of fans,” according to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a press release.
“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.”
In addition to the draft, fans will be treated to a free football festival where they can enjoy interactive exhibits and autograph sessions, along with having a chance to take a picture with the Lombardi Trophy.
“I want to say how excited we are as a family, and for our fan base in Kansas City, that we are to host the draft in 2023,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said.
Next year’s NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas, while the 2021 draft will be held in Cleveland. There is currently no host city for the 2022 NFL Draft, but finalists include Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota and Houston.
The NFL Draft will air on ESPN and the NFL Network.