The Green Bay Packers continue to receive good news about an exciting opportunity in the near future. For years now the Packers have been trying to host the NFL Draft in their home town. The expansion of Titletown District has really created opportunities that would have never existed. Recently the Packers received news that bodes well for their chances.
Green Bay Packers Receive Good News In Hosting The NFL Draft
According to Michael Davis Smith on Pro Football Talk:
The Packers have been working to convince the NFL to bring the draft to Green Bay, and on Tuesday night the Green Bay City Council will vote on approving a pledge to the NFL to provide all the necessary infrastructure to have the draft in town.
Green Bay wants the draft in either 2025 or 2027 and has decided not to apply to host the 2026 draft because its energies that year will go toward hosting the Wisconsin-Notre Dame game at Lambeau Field. The 2023 draft will be in Kansas City and the 2024 draft will be in Detroit.
The league asks any city applying to host the draft to make a range of commitments relating to ensuring that the league has everything it needs to pull off the event, such as street closures and paying for police and emergency medical presence.
Green Bay is the league’s smallest market and may struggle to find enough hotel rooms for the huge influx of visitors that the NFL draft brings, but Packers President Mark Murphy has said he’s confident the team and the city have a viable plan and that the league will grant the draft to Green Bay.
The fact that it has made it all the way to a vote is very promising for hopes in hosting the NFL Draft. Doing so will take a significant commitment from the community, which is why the Green Bay Packers are lining up support that they can show to the NFL. The Packers estimate putting on the draft could cost $6 million-$7 million. The total economic impact could be about $90 million, said Brad Toll, president and CEO of Discover Green Bay. That would be equal to six regular-season Packers home games. Packers fans have been ecstatic with the idea of hosting the NFL Draft, this is a step in the right direction.
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Hope this works out, there is just something so right and overdue about this. They don’t call it the Lombardi trophy for nothing.
Great the draft in one of the most racist redneck places I’ve ever been two