Here’s the Latest on the NFL Draft in Detroit
We’re about 150 days from the NFL draft reaching Detroit. I’m beyond excited to have this major NFL event coming to the Motor City. We deserve it, after the Lions have fought to have as great a record as they do right now. I know that we lost on Thanksgiving. But, we’re still playing some of our best football since the 1950s and 1960s, so I’ll take it. Now, officials have released some new information about what to expect from the massive event next year. Here’s the latest on the NFL Draft in Detroit.
The event is set for April 25-27, 2024, in downtown Detroit. It will take place in the areas around Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza. However, the NFL and local coalition are still working out details. Officials have announced that the NFL Draft Experience, which is the NFL’s interactive football theme park, will be open for all three days of the draft. There, attendees will be able to play games, check out interactive exhibits, autograph sessions and take pictures with the famed Vince Lombardi Trophy.
What’s extra exciting is that community events surrounding the draft in Detroit will be free to the public. Also, the coalition has picked literacy non-profit Beyond Basic and Project Play as the inaugural non-profit partners. They’re giving a $1 million donation to the group. The initiative’s living legacy program will continue with the Detroit Sports Commission past the NFL draft. It will run through the 2027 NCAA Men’s Final Four at Ford Field.
“The 2024 NFL Draft will highlight all that makes Detroit and Southeast Michigan a great place to live, work, invest, and visit,” Visit Detroit President/CEO and draft co-chair Claude Molinari said in a statement. “Visit Detroit is proud to partner with Detroit Metropolitan Airport, local hotels, restaurants, and shops to create a best-in-class hospitality experience for visitors from touchdown to takeoff.”