Chiefs want Kansas City to host draft next

Kansas City never has hosted a Super Bowl, a fact the Chiefs look to change but acknowledge they cannot soon.

In the interim, they’re targeting a new precedent.

The Chiefs reportedly will send representatives to Philadelphia this month, specifically to monitor how the city hosts the draft. This research, the organization hopes, will bolster its preparation and strengthen its candidacy to be the annual event’s next host.

Chiefs president Mark Donovan told Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star the franchise has received “good feedback” from the NFL.

“We’ll have representatives there to look at how they do it, to make sure the league knows we’re serious and we are serious about learning and making it a great experience,” Donovan said. “We’ve been open and consistent in our communication with the league that the draft is something we definitely want to pursue, so I think we’re well-positioned there.”

Philadelphia could host the event again in 2018, something that reportedly will be decided in May.

Whenever the bid next opens, Kansas City will be a serious candidate if the Chiefs have their way.

16 responses to “Chiefs want Kansas City to host draft next

  1. The draft should be held in places with extremely dedicated fans and a place that will never host a Super Bowl. Places like Green Bay, Kansas City, Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh

  2. To hell with KC, Denver would be a much more desirable host city and it’s unlikely Denver will ever get a super bowl unless they add a dome.

  3. I want to go to KC, said nobody ever.

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    Man, I want to go to KC just to try some of their ribs!!

  4. 1, 2017 7:32 PM
    To hell with KC, Denver would be a much more desirable host city and it’s unlikely Denver will ever get a super bowl unless they add a dome.
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    I would love to see Denver and other cold weather cities get a SB, Green Bay also comes to mind. It will never happen. Too much collateral profits would be lost. A brief example, typically, the week before the game, the NFL hosts big golfing events. They make big money, of course.

  5. KC is a great town. Airport is kind of janky but otherwise it’s a pretty cool midsize city. If you’ve never been you shouldn’t just diss it.

    Could not care less about any of their sports teams but I think they’d host one heck of an event.

  6. The NFL makes enough money on the draft. It’s time they started paying players to appear at the draft. If they don’t, it’s hard to imagine that players would show up in KC for a draft. Seriously, why? There is zero benefit to being there.

  7. IMHIM says:
    Apr 1, 2017 7:32 PM
    To hell with KC, Denver would be a much more desirable host city and it’s unlikely Denver will ever get a super bowl unless they add a dome.

    To Hell with Denver, in every possible way.

  8. tbeverli says:
    Apr 1, 2017 7:28 PM
    I want to go to KC, said nobody ever.

    Here are some stars who chose to go to KC:

    Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, Andy Reid, Eric Berry, Tony Gonzalez, Justin Houston.

    The KC Royals hosted 2 world series back to back in 2014 and 2015.

    Paul Rudd, Jason Sedeikis, Rob Riggle, David Koechner Eric Stonestreet promote KC and have an annual event.

    And, Anyone that like some Damn God BBQ.

  9. I would rather go to KC than Philly to be honest. And because there is no real draw to go to either city, as a secondary attraction other than the Draft it comes down to food. BBQ>Cheesesteak.

    But before we go that far, lets see how this year works out. Lets keep in mind since its popularity its either been in NYC or Chicago. I can definitely see it working in LA, but the only other cities I can see it being a lock to work are Vegas, SF and Miami. Logistics, weather, attractions, general appeal.

  10. SuperBowl winning City should get the Draft the next year. Everyone wins when you encourage excellence.

    Let’s start rewarding winning instead of repeated failure or ineptitude. When you inspire and incentivize those who are down to work to get to the top instead of subsidizing their failure with this type of welfare, everyone benefits.

  11. tbeverli says:
    Apr 1, 2017 7:28 PM
    I want to go to KC, said nobody ever.

    Not only are you wrong, there is even a SONG about wanting to go to Kansas City.

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