Kansas City Chiefs awarded 2023 NFL draft
Kansas City will host the 2023 NFL Draft. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted the news on May 22.
Future NFL Draft sites:
2020: Las Vegas
2023: Kansas City.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 22, 2019
According to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, Kansas City officials are eyeing a site near Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial in terms of the venue.
The league’s owners determined the venue for the 2023 NFL Draft during their spring meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida, per Seifert.
Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt was ecstatic when the owners singled out Kansas City, per The Kansas City Star’s Blair Kerkhoff.
This is a historic day for Kansas City and Chiefs Kingdom. It was a tremendous team effort, and we look forward to continuing to work together to showcase Kansas City on the national stage in 2023.
Chiefs Kingdom is home to the most passionate fans in the world, and I know they will make Kansas City proud as host of one of the NFL’s premier events.
Kansas City has hosted several major sporting events in the past decade. These include “two World Series, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, the MLS All-Star Game and championship game, NFL playoff games, and several NCAA basketball tournaments,” per Kerkhoff.
In addition, Kansas City also hosts the annual Big 12 men’s basketball tournament. The city will host the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in August. Organizers are also considering Kansas City as a possible site for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, per The Kansas City Star.
Simply put, Kansas City is emerging as one of the premier sports cities in the country.