Kansas City could be selected as a host city for a future National Football League draft tomorrow.
"Cleveland has a passionate fan base and the city offers distinctive iconic locations and attractions that will bring the NFL Draft experience to fans in unique and exciting ways", NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
"It keeps growing by leaps and bounds, literally hundreds of thousands of people", said Greater Cleveland Sports Commission President and CEO David Gilbert.
In addition to announcing draft picks from a stage on live television, the event also includes the NFL Draft Experience, a free football festival for fans, featuring interactive exhibits and autograph sessions.
The Kansas City Sports Commission has been doing a signifcant amount of research.
The NFL Draft is coming to Kansas City in 2023.
"Today's announcement would not have been possible without the tireless work of Kathy Nelson, the Kansas City Sports Commission and the Kansas City civic community", Hunt continued. "This is what happens when we work together to make big things happen, and it's a testament to our residents who love this city and can't wait to welcome the legions of fans who I promise you will have an incredible time here in KC". "Hometown pride runs deep in the Midwest". These locations will be for after the 2020 National Football League draft, which is to be held in Las Vegas.
The first NFL Draft was held in 1936, and for the next 70 years or so the event was staged in hotels. The 2019 Draft reached new heights and record numbers as the highest-rated and most-watched Draft ever, eclipsing previous records set in 2018. The NFL Draft achieved a combined 3.9 HH rating and average of 6.1 million viewers across the broadest distribution including NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, as well as NFL and ESPN digital and social properties.