Last month, Nashville hosted the 2019 NFL Draft, and it was one for the ages. Nearly half a million fans flocked to the city to take in the draft festivities.
That’s a high bar for future draft sites, and on Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the sites for the 2021 and 2023 drafts.
Las Vegas has already been chosen for the 2020 draft, but on Wednesday, Cleveland was awarded the 2021 draft and Kansas City was named the host for the 2023 event:
Future NFL Draft sites:
2020: Las Vegas
2023: Kansas City.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 22, 2019
It’s interesting that the 2022 draft site has yet to be announced, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport expects a big city to host the event in 2022:
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces that the #Browns and Cleveland will host the 2021 draft and Kansas City will host the 2023 draft. Expect a big city to host the draft in 2022, and obviously Las Vegas hosts next year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 22, 2019
It’ll be interesting to see if any of these next four drafts come close to the atmosphere Nashville provided.