2023 NFL Draft comes to Kansas City

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Kansas City will host the 2023 NFL Draft! 

The NFL announced the decision on Wednesday to bring the draft to Kansas City and expressed their excitement to come to the home of the most passionate fans in the world.

“We look forward to continuing to work together to showcase Kansas City on the national stage in 2023,” said Clark Hunt, Chairman & CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs. “Chiefs Kingdom is home to the most passionate fans in the world, and I know they will make Kansas City proud as the host of one of the NFL’s premiere events.”

Taking place in between Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial, fans will be able to experience the draft at home for the first time in the league’s history.

Kathy Nelson, President & CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission, is excited for the Midwest to be able to show their hometown pride. 

“Hometown pride runs deep in the Midwest,” Nelson said. “We are excited to show the world our unparalleled passion for sports – especially our passion for professional football. Fans from every corner of the country should look forward to experiencing Kansas City’s hospitality, our vibrant food scene, innovative neighborhoods, historic attractions and a whole lot of fun in 2023.”

The draft will bring with it the NFL Draft Experience, a free three-day football festival.

At the event, fans will be able to test their football skills, enjoy interactive exhibits and autograph sessions, and even take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. 

In celebration of the announcement, the Kansas City Skyline will be illuminated in Chiefs red this evening. 

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