Denver, Las Vegas among finalists to host 2019, 2020 drafts

Getty Images

The NFL Draft will be in Dallas this year for the first time and there will be two new hosts in 2019 and 2020.

The league has announced that it has narrowed the choices to host the next two drafts to five finalists. They are Denver, Las Vegas, Nashville, Cleveland/Canton and Kansas City. None of the cities have hosted the draft before.

The Raiders are set to play their first season in Las Vegas in 2020, so the draft could coincide with their first year in their new city.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the choices are expected to be revealed during the league meetings in May. The NFL said last year that 23 cities expressed interest in hosting the draft, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find bidders to join the three cities left out when selections are made.

26 responses to “Denver, Las Vegas among finalists to host 2019, 2020 drafts

  1. If they are doing this with the Super Bowl and NFL Draft, why is it so hard for them to do this with the Pro Bowl? Every other major sport rotates it’s All-Start game…

    But like I said before, NFL owners are always late when it comes to making these “no-brainer” decisions.

  2. dcnupe3 says:
    If they are doing this with the Super Bowl and NFL Draft, why is it so hard for them to do this with the Pro Bowl? Every other major sport rotates it’s All-Start game… But like I said before, NFL owners are always late when it comes to making these “no-brainer” decisions.
    ====

    I love people who don’t know history and can’t be bothered to look it up.
    After playing the Pro Bowl the first 20 years in LA, it rotated between cities for seven years (1973-79). Attendance was usually poor, so the game was moved to Hawaii for 30 years.
    People will come out in droves when their city hosts a draft, or a Super Bowl, even if they can’t get in the game itself. Unless there’s something special about the locale, not enough people care about a Pro Bowl to make it work a city’s time, effort and expense to host one. They couldn’t even sell out in Hawaii, a beautiful locale with a small stadium.

  3. dcnupe3 says:
    February 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm
    If they are doing this with the Super Bowl and NFL Draft, why is it so hard for them to do this with the Pro Bowl? Every other major sport rotates it’s All-Start game…

    But like I said before, NFL owners are always late when it comes to making these “no-brainer” decisions.

    1 1 Rate This

    ———————————————–

    I have always thought it would be a good idea to have the Pro Bowl in cities or states without an NFL Franchise to bring NFL closer to people who couldn’t normally go to an NFL. Thank God it’s not me but I always feel bad for fans that can’t experience a game live due to where they live. It’s not like they sell out Pro Bowls anyways so there is always a college or soccer stadium they could have it at.

  4. Irish Hoodlum says:
    February 15, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    I have always thought it would be a good idea to have the Pro Bowl in cities or states without an NFL Franchise to bring NFL closer to people who couldn’t normally go to an NFL. Thank God it’s not me but I always feel bad for fans that can’t experience a game live due to where they live. It’s not like they sell out Pro Bowls anyways so there is always a college or soccer stadium they could have it at.

    ————————————————————————

    So I do like the idea of engaging fans who do not have a local team to see play, but answer me this very simple question. If said city / state doesnt have a franchise, where would you plan on them playing as there would be no NFL stadium? A College stadium could work, but only MAJOR Universities have large stadium’s but they are also setup mostly for students who would not drive to the game and Universities may not want to host the games due to the drunken disrespectful folks who like to destroy property etc.

  5. Raiders should get it, April-June is their best time of year and they always have a top 10 draft pick. Plus the bust they pick will spend a night out in Vegas spending the money he will never earn.

    Just lose baby!

  6. The draft should not be held in cities that can host Super Bowls. If the NFL wants its teams to play in modern stadiums that are almost always funded by taxes, then teams should reap some benefit and be able to at least host the draft. So cities like Boston, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Baltimore can host it while cities like Miami, Atlanta and Phoenix cannot.

  7. Canton should be the destination for the league’s 100 yr anniversary. Would be a great opportunity for telling looking at the history of the game and embracing the future talents.

  8. Only fan boys watch the draft. Oh, the drama. “On the clock is ………” How riveting. Two days of this?? I read the draft results at the end of the day. I takes about 8 minutes. Sorry, I have a career and family to look after. And even if I didn’t, I would rather watch the 3 Stoodges.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.